Historic tennis gold for Fiji

December 1, 2023 6:28 am

Tennis has created history for Team Fiji by winning its first Pacific Games gold.

Our tennis teams have been winning medals over the years but not gold.

Storm Cornish and William O’Connell won gold in the men’s doubles.

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The pair beat Tuvalu in two straight sets.

Fiji took out the first set 7-5 and second 6-2.

Veteran McConnell says he came up short in the Mini Games in Saipan but he’s glad they managed to do something special.

“For me personally to get over the hurdle is very special and then for Fiji tennis I think it’s a milestone and this proves that we can do great things coming from Fiji on the tennis courts.”

18-year-old Storm was emotional after the final and says it’s really an honor to play with McConnell.

“It’s inspiring to be on the court with him, he’s been doing this for so long he’s a veteran and you know he’s advise and everything, whatever he says you listen, you don’t question it yeah it’s been fun.”

18-year-old Cornish says it was special to share the court with veteran O’Connell.

Meanwhile, Women’s Doubles Team of Tarani Kamoe and Ruby Coffin bagged a bronze medal.