Japan’s Nanaka Takeuchi serves to compatriot Yurie Takanishi during their title game in the girls U18 singles event of the 2014 IT&E Northern Marianas Junior Championships held last week at the Pacific Islands Club hard courts.(PHOTOS By ROSELYN B. MONROYO)
The CNMI’s Tammy Ackerman practices a shot near the net before she and Palau’s Ayana Rengiil played against Thailand’s Yinglak Jittakoat and Gorbua Srisirisupayok .
A Thai player receives a low shot from Tammy Ackerman.
Australia’s Millie Khoury makes a return from the baseline during her and Alvina Lai’s doubles game against Japan’s Yuri Katano and Asumi Kanazawa.
Girls U18 singles champion Yurie Takanishi of Japan bends down for a return to Nanaka Takeuchi.
Japan’s Taisei Miyamoto reacts after scoring a point against American player Jack Barber.
Jack Barber of the U.S. goes for a backhand return against Japan’s Taisei Miyamoto.
Indonesia’s Steven Harianto Poedji serves, while South Korea’s Yohan Sung stands by near the net during their doubles game against Guam’s Chris Cajigan and the Philippines’ Jerome Romualdez.
Japan’s Daisuke Sumizawa and Hong Kong’s Cheuk Yin Yuen touch knuckles after eliminating Australia’s Jesse Delaney and Hong Kong’s Ming Chun Alan Sou.
The CNMI’s Negahr Rastguiy uses both her hands to return a low shot during her and Mikayla Lopez’s doubles game versus Japan’s Hanuka Okawara and Minori Otsuka.
PHOTOS By ROSELYN B. MONROYO
Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for 16 years. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.