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O’Connell, Beg win silver

  Team Fiji men’s tennis doubles William O’Connell and Conway Beg settled for a historic silver medal win during the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu yesterday. Coach Robert
10 Dec 2017 12:57
O’Connell, Beg win silver
From left: William O’Connell, FASANOC chief executive officer Lorraine Mar, Conway Beg, Team Fiji tennis manager Rajiv Singh at the Korman Sporting Complex in Port Vila, Vanuatu on December 9, 2017. Photo: Peni Komaisavai.

 

Team Fiji men’s tennis doubles William O’Connell and Conway Beg settled for a historic silver medal win during the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu yesterday.

Coach Robert Krause said winning silver meant the improving development in the sport and the potential of players within their ranks.

“Silver medal is fantastic it is the best that we have ever done in the history of the Pacific Games,” he said.

“It is a big bonus for the boys they deserved it but I think they also deserve to win gold.”

However, Krause said their players had the potential in walking away with the gold and was a bit disappointed coming out second best.

“It was just a letdown today really, I mean sure winning silver is great but it is always a disappointment when you are so close to winning gold.

“They had a close match with Vanuatu in the singles but the doubles was really disappointing this morwwning.”

Krause was disappointed that their players did not put on a better show in the doubles.

But he maintained that all their four men’s players and two females would be playing in the singles competition.

“There is a lot of tennis remaining, my main goal is to get good results in the team event but now in the singles it is really up to the individual player.”

Fiji bowed out to Vanuatu losing two straight sets 6-2 and 6-2.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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