Irin vying for bronze in Fiji

Posted on Sep 16 2022



Irin Chung, one of CNMI’s top ranked netters, is vying for bronze in the playoffs of the girls 14 singles division today in the 2022 Pacific Oceania Juniors Championship at the Regional Tennis Center in Lautoka, Fiji.

Chung will duke it out with Samoa’s Toaiva Busby for the bronze medal game, after just making her debut in the regional tournament.

She reached the semifinals after beating compatriot Hannah Chae. 

In the semifinals, Chung faced off with Cook Islands’ Raetea Rongo but was defeated after two tough sets, 1-6, 3-6.

In the other girls 14 results, Chae and Hoo Wang will battle it out for either the fifth or eighth positions.

In the girls 14 doubles, Chae and Anna Kwon will vie for a consolation spot against Chung and Guam’s Leila Mercado.

Over in the boys 14 singles, after both reaching the quarterfinals, June Yu and La Hunn Lam will fight for the seventh position. 

In the boys 14 doubles, Nason Wessel and June Yu will go head-to-head against Darius Carruthers of Samoa and Keanu Lei Foc of Tahiti in the semifinals.

Also, in the boys 14 doubles, Si Woo Lee is playing with Nauru’s Blackie Dereragea for a consolation spot.

In the girls 16 singles, Serin Chung is vying for the seventh position against Fiji’s Grace Debalevu.

In the girls 16 doubles, Serin Chung is paired with Guam’s Amelie Terlaje and the duo will battle Roselyn Tupuola and Mahinarangi Warren, both of Samoa, in the semifinals.

Also, in the girls 16 doubles, Savita Sikkel is paired with Galyah Mikel of Palau for a consolation spot.

In the boys 16 doubles, Min Soo Kwon is paired with Guam’s Andy Cajigan in the semifinals against Noah Ah Kim Win Chin of Tahiti and Junior Maka Maui of Cook Islands.

In the girls 12 singles, Lina Tsukagoshi won 6-1, 6-1 to improve her record to 4-1. 

Leigh Gases
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