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Fiji Open Tennis A Success

Fiji Open Tennis A Success
Fiji Tattslotto managing director Graham Browne(fourth from left) with all the winners. Photo: Aaron Brosse.
June 04
10:00 2017

The 2017 Fiji Tattslotto – Fiji Open Tennis Championships was completed on May 28 at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club.

The event has historical touch to it having the event for the 110 th edition since its inception and Tennis Fiji is proud to continue the legacy.

Tournament Director Aaron Bosse thanked all competitors and spectators for a great week of tennis during the prize giving ceremony.

“It’s been one of the best years yet for the Fiji Open. We had over 150 players enter the tournament and the feedback received has been really positive. Tennis Fiji look forward to making it bigger and better in 2018,” he said.

“We had great partnerships this year with our sponsors and I know the players really enjoyed some of the additional benefits provided to the tournament”.

The tournament sponsors included Fiji Tattslotto, Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, Fiji National Sports Commission, The Rhum-Ba, Fiji Water, Jacks of Fiji, Vodafone, and Beachcomber & Sports World.

“Without the sponsors the tournament just truly isn’t possible so we thank them again and look forward to their continue partnership throughout the year and into 2018.”

The tournament seedings stayed true to form with Samoan No.1 Steffie Carruthers too good for local hope second Kulan Kamoe beating her (6-1, 6-2) in the Open Ladies Singles Final.

“Feels good to win and finally play again in the Pacific, I grew up here and have travelled a lot but it’s good to be back,” she said.

“Great to see young players are in full competition mode.”

In the Open Men’s Single Final, Tahiti’s Gilles De Gouy showed onlookers why he too deserved the number one seeding with a comprehensive win over Solomon Islands’ Junior Benjamin (6-2, 6-0).

“It is always a great thing to win despite being 45 year old, I did lost in the semi-final last year,” he said.

“It is something great to be part of the tournament so rich with 110 th years, there not much tournaments in the South Pacific that reach this far.”

 

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