The inaugural Nations Cup-Pacific, hosted by Tennis Fiji, was held at the Regional Training Centre in Lautoka, Fiji. The top 64 players from 15 member Nations of Pacific Oceania competed in this Event which was a pilot by the ITF for the World and it gave these players from Class C Nations the opportunity to play in a “Davis Cup/Fed Cup” type event for their country; an opportunity they only currently have under the Pacific Oceania Team umbrella. This was an outstanding success and was primarily funded by the ITF as part of the 2018 Pacific Assistance Budget. This will also take place in 2019.
The inaugural winners and runners up were:
Men: Tahiti (Winners) and Vanuatu (Runners Up)
Women: Northern Marianas Is (Winners) and Samoa (Runners Up)
The final placings were:
|1||Tahiti||Northern Marianas Islands|
|3||Solomon Islands||Oceania Combined 2|
|4||Cook Islands||Cook Islands|
|7||Oceania Combined||Oceania Combined 1|
|9||Northern Marianas Islands||Tonga|
|10||American Samoa||American Samoa|
|11||Tuvalu||Federated States of Micronesia|
|14||Federated States of Micronesia|
2019 -Lautoka, Fiji
For the 2nd consecutive year Fiji hosted the Pacific Nations Cup, funded by the ITF, as part of their commitment to provide high level Team Competition to Class C Nations in a Davis/Fed Cup Format. 62 players competed from 14 Pacific Nations (American Samoa, Cook Islands. Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Norfolk Island, Northern Marianas Islands, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tuvalu, Vanuatu).
14 Men’s Teams and 9 Women’s Teams competed in the initial Round Robin Pool Matches of the Teams Event with final direct elimination play-off for the Medal Matches. For the second consecutive year the Tahiti Men’s Team won the Men’s Event of the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup beating Fiji 2-1 in the Final. The Samoa Women’s Team won the Women’s Team Event beating Fiji 2-1 in the Final.
FINAL PLACINGS WERE:
|5||Solomon Islands||Cook Islands|
|6||Kiribati||Am. Samoa/Fiji Development Combined|
|9||Northern Marianas Islands||Tuvalu|
|13||Federated States of Micronesia|