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Friday, August 31, 2007

Mens Tennis team adds a Bronze to Solomons medal tally at the Samoa SPG

Solomon Islands men's tennis team has added a Bronze medal to the Solomons tally at the South Pacific Games in Samoa after defeating Vanuatu this morning in the team event.

This came after Solomon Islands team scraped past a stringent Vanuatu team by 2 sets to 1. Michael Leong defeated Cyril Jacobe of Vanuatu 6-2, 6-1; Johnson Taliki overcoming Vanuatuan Jerome Rovo 6-4, 6-4 in the singles matches of the team event; whilst Solomons Junior Kari and Johnson Taliki lost 4-6, 4-6 to Vanuatuan Cyril Jacobe and Cyrille Mainguy in the doubles.

The battle for Gold and Silver was won by New Caledonia after defeating hosts Samoa by 2 sets to 1.

Michael Leong continued to spearhead Solomon Islands hopes in the individual event after remaining unbeaten in the singles games of the team event. He is shaping up a definite contender for a singles medal when the individual competition begins this afternoon.

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