There was no event in 2020 due to Covid-19
The ITF J5 Event was held at the Regional Training Centre in Lautoka, Fiji from the 30th June to the 6th July with Manami Utika (JPN) beating Wing Ka Lin (HKG) in the Girl’s Singles Final 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Both Singles Finalists then paired in the Girl’s Doubles Final to beat Jennifer Kida (USA)/Kokomi Koyama (JPN) 6-4, 6-0. In the Boy’s Singles Final Kyle Lok Yin Tang (HKG) defeated Min Joon Kom (KOR) 6-4, 6-2. In the Boy’s Doubles Final, the Australian pairing of Wulliam Jesser/Alexander Patane defeated Amor Jasika (AUS)/Patrick Joss (NZL) 6-2, 6-3.
The OOJC is a Grade 5 Event and most of the players that played the previous week in the SPOJC stayed on with a few new ones joining.
Mann Shah (IND) and Carol Lee (NMI) were again the top seeds, reached the final and won their respective titles for a second week. Shah was tested more in the early rounds and struggled past Kelvin Du (AUS) in three sets in the quarterfinals. In the final he was too good for wildcard Gaku Moriya (JPN) 6-1 6-2. Carol Lee won her second singles title in a row but had to fight very hard against diminutive Japanese 14 year old Kanami Hayashige. Hayashige led 5-0 in the first set before Lee reeled off 7 straight games to take the set and in the second Hayashige had a game point for a 5-3 lead but couldn’t convert and Lee went on to win 7-5 6-4.
Surprise finalists Bryce Robinson and Junyi Tang from Australia upset top seeds Shah and Zaveri in the boys doubles final showing great combination to win 61 46 (10-5). Wing Ka Lin (HKG) won her second doubles title in a row but this time in combination with Carol Lee. The top seeds beat third seeds Patricia Apisah (PNG) and Helena Spiridis (AUS) 6-4 6-3.
The Oceania Open Junior Championships were played in Lautoka, Fiji with Carol Lee (NMI) the best of the Pacific Oceania players being runner-up in both the Girls Singles and Doubles.
In the Girl’s Singles Final she was beaten by Elle Christensen (USA) 6-2, 6-3. Three other Pacific players reached the 3rd round, Georjemah Row (SI), Maria Heras (NMI) and Patricia Apisah (PNG). In the Girl’s Doubles partnering with Maxine Ng (SIN), Carol Lee/Maxine Ng lost the final to the Japanese pairing of Ikumi Yamazaki/Hikaru Yoshikawa 6-3,6-3.
The Boy’s Singles was won by Daiki Yoshimura (JPN)who beat Han-Chih Lin (TPE) in the final 7-5,7-5. The only Pacific player to advance to the 3rd round was Clement Mainguy (VAN).
The Boy’s Doubles was won by the USA airing of Kiev Moores/Ryan Seggerman who beat Ryota Ishii/Ryotaro Koshiba (JPN) 5-7,6-4,10-8. Clement Mainguy (VAN), Graham Mani (SOL) and Larry Magalasin (ASA) reached the quarter-finals
The 2016 tournament returned to its calendar position directly after the South Pacific Open G4 event and, as a consequence, enjoyed almost the same field as the G4 event, making it one of the tougher grade 5 tournaments in Oceania.
The top seeds from the previous event were dominant once again. Kaitlin Staines (AUS) went through without dropping a set to claim the title for the second week. This time she cruised past last week’s finalist Sara Tsukamoto (JPN) in the semis and faced Carol Lee (NMI) in the final. Lee began strongly racing to a 4-2 lead but after that it was all Staines as she won six games in a row to take the set 6-4 and then rolled her much younger opponent 6-1 in the second.
With the withdrawal of Australian Dimitri Morogiannis due to injury the boy’s singles served up a new finalist to challenge Yu Hsiou Hsu of Chinese Taipei. Ali Mooraj of Pakistan had played very well to reach the final but faced a blitz from Hsu in the first set before recovering to play a competitive second set. However Hsu made it two titles in a row winning 6-0 6-4.
Kaitlin Staines(AUS) and Claudia Ng(HKG) made it two in a row in the girls doubles defeating New Zealand youngsters Holly Stewart and Ivy McLean 6-2 6-3.
The only upset final came in the boys doubles where the top seeds, Arthur Chau(HKG)/Yu Hsiou Hsu(TPE) were toppled by fifth sees Tian Yi Hu(CHN)/ Sheng Tang(CHN) 6-4 6-4.
OCEANIA OPEN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS-FIJI-AUGUST 2015
In its 2nd year The Oceania Open Junior Championships were again held at the Regional Tennis centre in Lautoka. There was a very strong showing by several Pacific players. In the Girl’s singles both Carol Lee (NMI) and Ayana Rengiil reached the semi-finals with the title being won by Ching Claudia Ng (HKG) who defeated Ella Husrefovic (AUS) 7-6 (5), 6-1
The Boy’s Singles saw the 2nd seed, Ching Lam (HKG) defeat the top seed Shao-Min Ko (TPE) 6-1, 6-3. The best performances from Pacific players were from Terry Rush (FSM) and Junior Benjamin (SOL), who both reached the 3rd round.
The Girl’s Doubles saw Patricia Apisah(PNG)/Ruby Coffin (FIJI) reach the semi final before losing to the eventual winners of the title, 2nd seeds Gabriela Sprague (AUS)/Jessica Zaviacic 6-3, 6-3; creditable performances also from Georjemah Row (SOL)/ Vinda Teally (SOL) who reached the quarter finals.
The Boy’s doubles was won by Arthur Lincoln Chau (HKG)/ Shao-Min Ko (TPE) who defeated the Hong Kong pairing of Ngai Long Tiger Cheung/ Ching Lam 6-2, 7-6 (7). The Pacific pairing of Larry Magalasin (ASA)/ Graham Mawi (SOL) made it through to the quarter-finals.
2014: Oceania Open Junior Championships – 2014
This new event on the Pacific Junior calendar was held at the Regional Tennis Centre, Lautoka, Fiji in late June. Three Pacific girls, Annie Shannon (FIJ), Mulan Kamoe (FIJ) and Ayana Rengiil (PAL) performed well with Annie Shannon reaching the quarter finals before being beaten by the 2nd seed Natsumi Okamoto 7-5, 6-1. Mulan Kamoe and Ayana Rengiil both reached the Round of 16. In the Girl’s Doubles Annie Shannon and her partner Mulan Kamoe reached the 1/4 finals before being beaten by the 4th seeds Jinxuan Wang (CHN) and Momoka Yoshida 61,64.
No Pacific player advanced to the 2nd round in the Boy’s Singles with the top seed Jack Wong (HKG) prevailing against the 8th seed from New Zealand, Zach Whaanga in a topsy-turvy match 2-6,6-1,6-2. In the Boy’ Doubles the Great Britain 7th seeds, Piers Foley and Luke Hammond prevailed in a very tight final against the more fancied top seeds, Jack Heslin and Kiranpal Pannu, 7-6, 7-6. Coincidentally the winners had won their semi-final match the day before by exactly the same score.