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14 qualify in singles, with 10 from the territory for next month’s POJC

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The 14 players with coaches who will represent the East Pacific at next month’s Pacific Oceania Junior Tennis Championship in Fiji from August 6-10. This week was the International Tennis Federation East Pacific Qualifying 2012 Tournament that took place at the Lions Park Tennis Courts with American Samoa, Samoa and Tonga Junior tennis players competing. See list of players in today’s story. [photo: Jeff Hayner]

The final day for singles play is in the books for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) East Pacific Qualifying 2012 Tournament for Junior tennis players eighteen years of age and younger, with the top players being selected to play next month in the Pacific Oceania Junior Championship (POJC) that will be taking place in Fiji from August 6-10.

The top players from this qualifier will represent the East Pacific.

The singles tournament took place this week from Monday through Friday at the Lions Park tennis courts, with the doubles tournament taking place today.

Originally, it was the top two players from each age group, 18 & under, 15 & under and 12 & under from both the boys and girls division, which made it a total of 12 total players from this tournament representing the East Pacific. The tournament was later allowed to add two more players, sending a total of 14 players to the POJC next month.

American Samoa will be represented next month with ten players in the group, Samoa will have three, and Tonga with one.

Following are the results from Wednesday’s matches.

Boys 18 & under:

Christopher Sami (ASA) defeated Louie Amurao (ASA) 6-0 6-0

Christian Duchnak (ASA) defeated Lars Cronin (SAM) 6-2 6-2

Sioeli Tu’akoi (TGA) defeated Wornell Taotua (Sam) 6-3 7-5

Girls 18 & under:

Leilani Duchnak (ASA) defeated Evangeline Evagelia (ASA) 6-0 6-0

Loloma Ripley (SAM) defeated Raewyn Fong (SAM) 6-4 6-0

Daurice Toleaoa (SAM) defeated Noelani Posala (SAM) 6-1 6-2

Boys 15 & under

Kevin Maukoloa (ASA) defeated Konagika Peauafi (TGA) 6-0 6-0

Tipeni Fiavaai (SAM) defeated Juma Vigaz (ASA) 6-0 6-3

Carlos Ah Ching (ASA) defeated Teu Tongi (TGA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Kalepo Tuifia (SAM) defeated Clarence Herdrich (ASA) 6-3 6-4

Samuela Afemui (TGA) defeated Stephen Tuautu (SAM) 6-3 6-1

Alexander Roberts (ASA) defeated Ethan Samau (SAM) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Brandon Kim (ASA) defeated Dither Barja (ASA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

Kevin Maukoloa (ASA) defeated Tipeni Fiavaai (SAM) 6-2 6-0

Carlos Ah Ching (ASA) defeated Kalepo Tuifia (SAM) 6-1 7-6(5)

Juma Vigaz (ASA) defeated Kongaika Peauafi (TGA) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Teu Tongi (TGA) defeated Clarence Herdrich 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Girls 15 & under:

Anatasia Tapusoa (SAM) defeated Anasis Saipele (SAM) 6-1 6-2

Charity Sagiao (ASA) defeated Taumasina Keil (SAM) 6-3 6-3

Mishaela Bonin (SAM) defeated Ilaisaane Afemui (TGA) 6-3 6-3

Kalani Soli (ASA) defeated Lyla Tapusoa (SAM) 6-1 6-0

Numi Ofoia (ASA) defeated Tyra Uhrle (ASA) 6-1 6-3

Anatasia Tapusoa (SAM) defeated Charity Sagiao (ASA) 6-1 6-2

Kalani Soli (ASA) defeated Mishaela Bonin (SAM) 6-0 6-0

Dora Perelini (ASA) defeated Matahiatu Teuilatulahi (TGA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Simoana Reupena (SAM) defeated Meletupou Kaitu’u (TGA) 6-2 6-3

Jessica Lesa (SAM) defeated Saupo Kaitu’u (TGA) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Anasis Saipele (SAM) defeated Taumasina Keil (SAM) 6-4 6-3

Boys 12 & under:

Harley Cronin (SAM) defeated Liufala Kaitu’u (TGA) 6-0 6-0

Theodore Herdrich (ASA) defeated Dige Reupena (SAM) 6-2 6-4

Afemui Tuapasi (TGA) defeated Kristen Pravitt (SAM) 6-2 6-4

Larry Magalasin (ASA) defeated John Quinn Lim (ASA) 6-0 6-0

Iosua Hemmingway (ASA) defeated Deon Passi (ASA) 6-2 6-2

Anthany Tongi (TGA) defeated Marcus Fong (SAM) 7-5 6-3

Timothy Gayapa (ASA) defeated Aloalii Suhren (ASA) 6-1 6-1

Harley Cronin (Samoa) defeated Theodore Herdrich (ASA) 6-1 6-0

Larry Magalasin (ASA) defeated Afemui Tuapasi (TGA) 6-0 6-0

Girls 12 & under:

Michelle Miller (ASA) defeated Jeezabel Cristofari (SAM) 6-3 7-5

Skylawn Palelei (TGA) defeated Crystal Christmen (ASA) 6-1 6-3

Blanchie Herrera (ASA) defeated Lili Lesa (SAM) 6-4 6-3

Kekoa Vaefa (ASA) defeated Meraul Loibi (SAM) 6-7(1), 6-1, 7-6(2)

Telesia Atonio (SAM) defeated Taimane Asuega (ASA) 6-0 6-2

Mychaela Miller (ASA) defeated Princess Carter (ASA) 6-0 6-0

Yasmina Latu (SAM) defeated Leslie Heleta (TGA) 6-3 6-3

Michelle Miller (ASA) defeated Skylawn Palelei (TGA) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2

Blanchie Herrera (ASA) defeated Kekoa Vaefa (ASA) 6-4 6-0

Jeezabel Cristofari (SAM) defeated Crystal Christmen (ASA) 6-2 6-1

 

Here are the 14 players that will be in the POJC next month representing the East Pacific in Fiji from August 6- 10.

Boys 18 & under:

Christopher Sami-American Samoa

Christian Duchnak-American Samoa

Girls 18 & under:

Leilani Duchnak-American Samoa

Loloma Ripley-Samoa

Boys 15 & under:

Kevin Maukoloa-American Samoa

Carlos Ah Ching-American Samoa

Girls 15 & under:

Anatasia Tapusoa-Samoa

Kalani Soli-American Samoa

Boys 12 & under:

Harley Cronin-Samoa

Larry Magalasin-America Samoa

Girls 12 & under:

Michelle Miller-American Samoa

Blanchie Herrera-American Samoa

Skylawn Palelei-Tonga

Kekoa Vaefa-American Samoa

Reach the reporter at jeff@samoanews.com



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