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Lee, Miyawaki win doubles title in ITF Pacific Oceania Junior Championships

NMI junior netters, Carol Lee and Malika Miyawaki topped the 16-and-under girls’ doubles to win the title in the ITF Pacific Oceania Junior Championships in Lautoka, Fiji.

After falling in the second set, No. 2 Lee and Miyawaki recovered their winning stance and defeated the tandem of top-seeded French Polynesia’s Naia Guitton and Samoa’s Eleanor Schuster, 6-2, 5-7, 10-5.

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Carol LeeCarol Lee Malika MiyawakiMalika Miyawaki

Lee and Miyawaki had an easy tour to the finals with a strong opener against Samoa’s Penina Kamu and Tonga’s Kava Taufa, 4-1, 4-0, and semi finals against Tonga’s Peata Fatai and Brookie Maasi, 4-0, 4-1.

Guitton and Schuster made it to the finals by dominating Vanuatu’s Rosalie Molballeh an Daisy Sipiti.

Fatai and Maasi took the third place over Molballeh and Sipiti, 4-2, 4-2.

In the 14-and-under girls’ doubles, No. 2 Conatsu Kaga and her sisters, Coume made it to the finals by surviving Solomon Islands’ Prudence Bird and Zorika Morgan, 4-1, 5-3, but lost to No. 1 New Caledonia’s Clara Cwajenbaum and Vanuatu’s Desiree Signo, 1-4, 2-4.

In the 16-and-under boys’ doubles, Robbie Schorr and Ken Song didn’t make it to the finals. They bowed to top-seeded Vanuatu’s Marlin Hannam and Clement Mainguy, 0-4, 1-4.

In the 14-and-under boys doubles, only Sean Lee who partnered with FSM’s Jerson Freddy made it to the finals.

They upset top-seeded Tuvalu’s Kelese Kofe and Vanuatu’s Maui Leflon, 4-1, 1-4, 10-8.

Lee and Freddy lost to No. 2 French Polynesia’s Manovali Elie and Moheari Polin, 2-4, 5(5)-4, 1-10.

Manovali and Polin defeated Jimin Woo and Seung Jin Paik, 4-2, 2-4, 10-8 in the semis.