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Mailtorok, Shannon reign

Written By : MOIZ MUNIF. Andrew Mailtorok came from behind to beat Ian Honila in the Men’s Open Single final at the LICI Suva District tennis competition yesterday. Honila took
23 Mar 2009 12:00

image Written By : MOIZ MUNIF. Andrew Mailtorok came from behind to beat Ian Honila in the Men’s Open Single final at the LICI Suva District tennis competition yesterday.
Honila took out the first set 1-6 but Mailtorok fought back to win the last sets 6-1 and 6-0 at Victoria Courts. Annie Shannon was also up for the challenge. She beat a Tarani Kamoe 7-6, 6-2 in the women’s Open Single final.
The four finalists are part of the International Tennis Federation in Lautoka.
Suva Tennis vice-president Dinesh Lal said the tournament generated a lot of interest.
“This year’s tournament was just excellent. More players wanted to take part and I think in the next tournament we will have more players,” he said.
Lal also said that more game time would make the local players better. He said the standard of the tournament had gone up a notch despite being the first major tournament of the year.
“Over the last few days of the competition we have seen some good matches. If the local players are given more game time then they should get better,” Lal said.
The men’s double final has been deferred and now would be played in Lautoka. The team of Chris Hargoree / Andrew Mailtorok was set to take on Devaskar Reddy/Ian Honila.
In the women’s double final Shannon/Kamoe who featured in the singles final put their rivalry behind to topple Sara Duboudin/ Elizabeth Etta 6-1, 6-4.
In the men’s Social Single final Edwin Jones cruised past Vieli Choka 6-1,5-7, 6-1. The women’s Social Single final saw Narrelle Kallack beat Finau Tupou 6-1, 6-4.
In the Social Doubles Daniel Whippy and Musa Mohammed won 6-1, 6-1.



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