SPOJC

2015: FIJI-JUNE 2015

The 2015 South Pacific Open Junior Championships were again held at the Regional Tennis Centre, Lautoka but this time on the courts that had just been resurfaced with the winner of the previous week’s ITF Junior Boy’s Tournament in New Caledonia, Moerani Bouzige (AUS) beating compatriot Jesse Delany (AUS) 6-4,6-0 in the final.

In the Girl’s Singles, last year’s winner Michaela Hart (AUS) was too strong for 2nd seed Ayumi Miyamoto(JPN), the winner of the previous week’s Junior Event in New Caledonia, eventually prevailing 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

The best of the Pacific Oceania players was Ayana Rengiil (PAL) who lost to the 2nd seed Ayumi Miyamoto in the 3rd round in a very tight and tense final set 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5).

The Boy’s Doubles saw the 3rd seed Japanese pairing of Taisei Miyamoto/Yuki Watanabe too strong for their top seed opponents from Hong Kong Ching Lam/Chun Alan Sou winning easily 6-2, 6-2

The Girl’s Doubles saw the Japanese pairing of Ayumi Miyamoto/Rika Tanaka beat Michaela Hart (AUS) / Mimi Levine (USA) 1-6, 6-7, (10-7). The best of the Pacific players was Ayana Rengiil (PAL)/Carol lee (NMI) who lost in the 3rd round.

Ayana Rengiil (PAL) also went on to win the Consolation Girls Singles Final

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2014:

The SPOJC was held in June at Lautoka, Fiji in late June with the 5th seed, Jackie Tang (HKG) beating Kiranpal Pannu (NZL), who had won in Noumea the previous week, in a 3 hour Boy’s Singles Final 6-7(5), 6-0, 7-5. Pannu and his New Zealand partner, Jack Heslin convincingly won the Boys Doubles Final beating the top seeds from Hong Kong, Lawrence Lo and Jack Wong 6-4, 6-1.

Yaelle Honakoko did the best of the Pacific Girls, getting to the ¼ Finals before being beaten by the eventual Girl’s Singles Winner, Michaela Hart (AUS) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. She beat her compatriot Alicia Smith (AUS) in the Final 6-3,6-0. Annie Shannon also reached the round of 16. Mulan Kamoe (FIJ) performed with distinction in the Girl’s Consolation reaching the final before being beaten by Jessica Brzozowska (AUS) 4-0, 4-2. In the Girl’s Doubles Final Alicia Smith and her compatriot Katerina Valos (AUS) defeated Kelly Drew (NZL) and Yaelle Honakoko (CAL) 6-6, 4-6, 10-4.

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The 2014 South Pacific Open Junior Championships (SPOJC) Fact Sheet can be accessed here SPOJC Fiji Fact sheet 2014

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The ITF South Pacific Open Junior Championships (SPOJC) will be held at The Regional Tennis Centre in Lautoka, Fiji from the 23rd June-29 June 2013.

Below is the software link:

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=D8AF39A6-B243-4851-A528-F0B151EC61F1

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The Air Pacific South Pacific Open Junior Championships (SPOJC) will be held at The Regional Tennis Centre in Lautoka, Fiji from the 23rd June-29 June 2013. The event will be played on 6 plexipave courts. Any enquiries can be directed to the Tournament Director, John Shannon at otfagm2007@yahoo.com.au

All players wishing to enter this event MUST have an IPIN. This is the same for any ITF Junior Event. To enter any ITF Junior Event you must pay an annual Membership Fee. If you do not have an IPIN please go to www.itftennis.com/IPIN to register.

  • First Day of Qualifying is 23 June
  • First day of the Main Draw is 24 June
  • The Entry Deadline is the 28th May
  • Sign-in deadline for the Singles Qualifying is 6pm Saturday 22 June
  • Sign-in deadline for the Singles Main Draw is 6pm Sunday 23 June
  • Sign-in deadline for the Doubles Main Draw is 12 noon Monday 24 June
  • Sign-in deadlien for the Singles Consolation is 3pm Tuesday 25 June

Please particularly note that for players taking part in both the New Caledonia and Fiji Tournaments there is a direct flight from Noumea to Nadi on Saturday 22 June at 10am with Air Calin. From Auckland, there is a circle fare available AKL-NOU-NAN-AKL which can be booked through your travel agent or purchased online at Jetabroad.

You can access the Fact Sheet for the SPOJC by clicking here: Fact sheet SPOJC FIJ 2013

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The Pacific Oceania Girls dominated the just finished 2013 South Pacific Open Junior Championships (SPOJC) at Lautoka, Fiji. In the Girl’s singles Final 2nd seed Marcia Tere-Apisah (PNG) lost a very close final to the top seed Claire Yoonkee Choi Spackman (HKG) 6-3, 6-3. In the semi-finals theGS previous day Tarani Kamoe (FIJ), the 4th seed lost to Claire Yoonkee Choi Spackman 7-5,6-0.

 

Pictured on the left winner Claire Yoonkee Choi Spackman (HKG) and on the right runner up Marcia Tere-Apisah (PNG)

 

 

In the Girls Doubles final the unseeded pairing of Mimi Levine(USA) and Marcia Tere-Apisah (PNG) were too strong for the Fiji pairing of Tarani Kamoe and Annie Shannon, the top seeds,  who withstood a tight 1st set to eventually win the Doubles Final 7-5, 6-1. Earlier in the semi-finals the Fiji pairing of Tarani Kamoe and Annie Shannon had beaten the 4th seeds from New Caledonia Yaelle Honakoko and Assya TrimGDari 6-4, 6-2.

 

Pictured to the left with Tournament Director, John Shannon, are the winners Marcia Tere-Apisah(PNG) and Mimi Levine(USA) on the left and Tarani Kamoe (FIJ) and Annie Shannon(FIJI) on the right.

 

In the Girl’s Consolation Final the unseeded Lorraine Banimataku (VAN) pictured on the right with Tournament Director, John Shannon, beat Gabriela Coates (NZL) 0-6,6-3, (10-4) after earlier beating Assaya TDSC_0108rimari (CAL) 6-4,6-4 in the semi-finals. Consolation

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Boy’s Singles Final, the 7th Seed Jack Barber (USA) beat the top seed, Daniel Nolan (AUS) in a see-saw final 7-6(0), 1-6, 6-3

Winner Jack Barber (USA) on the left and runner up, Daniel Nolan (AUS) on the right

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