Photo: The women table tennis doubles medalists – from left, the Tahiti Nui pair of Tuarikirau Thunot and Brenda Lui, the winners Anolyn Lulu and Liopa Santhy (Vanuatu) and bronze medalists Priscila Tommy and Stephanie Qwea from Vanuatu. Tommy took out the women’s singles title yesterday after beating her team mate Lulu in the final – Santhy took out bronze. 90930164
It was gold, silver and bronze for Vanuatu in the women’s table tennis singles championships played at the Aroa Nui hall yesterday.
The number one seed Priscila Tommy defeated Anolyn Lulu (11-6, 11-4, 11-9, 13-11) while Liopa Santhy beat Tuarikirau Thunot for bronze. The Cooks’ Louisa Manico bowed out to Lulu in the second round.
It was another gold for Vanuatu in the men’s singles, with third seed Yoshua Shing pipping the top player Wang Qi from Fiji in the last match of the best of seven (4-3).
Both players had a tough road to the final, with Shing coming from 3-1 down to beat Fiji’s Richel Sen, and Qi taking a 2-0 lead against eventual bronze medalist Ocean Belrose (Tahiti Nui) before winning 4-2.
In the bronze medal match Belrose went to a 3-0 lead against Sen, before tying it up 4-2 in the sixth. - Cook Islands News
Last Modified on 04/10/2009 09:52