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Clean sweep in masters doubles tennis

Thursday 13 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports, Tennis

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Clean sweep in masters doubles tennis
Pukapuka made a clean sweep in the masters men’s doubles event winning gold, silver and bronze medals on Tuesday. Tennis Cook Islands/22101230

Team Pukapuka made a clean sweep in the 2022 Cook Islands Games masters men’s doubles tennis competition on Tuesday.

The event held at the National Tennis Courts in Nikao concluded on Tuesday with the masters events.

In the men’s doubles masters, Pukapuka won gold, silver and bronze medals.

Ripanau Tauia and Pastor Clerk Turua won the gold medal and Kirianu Nio and Kanute Ritawa settled for silver. The bronze medal went to Parker Daniel and Tingika Elikana while Ned Howard and Russel Thomas of Rakahanga finished in fourth place.

In the masters women doubles, Rarotonga’s Selina Napa and Nadine Newnham won gold after beating Tuainekore Rota and Tanya Michelle Savage of Aitutaki.

Mauke’s Tuaine Turua and Ake Unuka managed bronze medal.

Tennis Cook Islands executives thanked the teams and players for “the amazing eight days of tennis!”

“A total of 198 players joined and just over 190 tennis matches were played. Impressive statistics for tennis and for Cook Islands Games 2022.

“Tennis Cook Islands would like to congratulate all the winners and every single person who made this event a success. Island managers you rock!

“We look forward to seeing you all in 2024!”

Results

Masters Women Doubles: Gold – Selina Napa and Nadine Newnham (Rarotonga), Silver – Tuainekore Rota and Tanya Michelle Savage (Aitutaki), Bronze – Tuaine Turua and Ake Unuka (Mauke), Jeane Matenga and Kura Reva George (Aitutaki); Masters Men Doubles: Gold – Ripanau Tauia and Pastor Clerk Turua (Pukapuka), Silver – Kirianu Nio and Kanute Ritawa (Pukapuka), Bronze – Parker Daniel and Tingika Elikana (Pukapuka), Ned Howard and Russel Thomas (Rakahanga); Open Mix Doubles: Gold – Brett Baudinet & Davina Hosking-Ashford (Rarotonga), Silver – Maka Maui & Lillian Maui (Atiu), Bronze – Manolito Tekopua & Maine Puarangi Tekopua (Aitutaki); Open Women Doubles: Gold – Hinano Ellingham & Lillian Maui (Atiu), Silver – Tayla Beddoes & Moana Une (Mauke), Bronze – Norah Browne & Jane Ioaba (Rakahanga); Open Men Doubles: Gold – Arikitoa Allsworth & Maka Maui (Atiu), Silver – Brett Baudinet & Brian Baudinet (Rarotonga), Bronze – Tuaine Kemo Teariki & Hererahi Teinakirahi (Rakahanga); Open Women Singles: Gold – Lillian Maui (Atiu), Silver – Norah Browne (Rakahanga), Bronze – Katee Timeri Wearing (Rarotonga); Open Men Singles: Gold – Brett Baudinet (Rarotonga), Silver –Maka Maui (Atiu), Bronze – Hererahi Teinakirahi (Rakahanga); 18U Girls Doubles: Gold – Maiata Matheson & Meredith Lafala Vaai (Aitutaki), Silver – Mii Rairi & Tekura Tamangaro (Mangaia), Bronze – Teryna Paratainga & Pauline Vaia (Atiu); 18U Boys Doubles: Gold – Elogan Arokapiti & Christopher Neururer (Mangaia), Silver – Marcus Teapa & Teneticola Wuatai (Pukapuka),  Bronze – Tokoitu Davey & Enere Mingi (Atiu); 18U Girls Singles: Gold – Meredith Lafala Vaai (Aitutaki), Silver – Tekura Tamangaro (Mangaia), Bronze – Mii Rairi (Mangaia); 18U Boys Singles: Gold – Christopher Neururer (Mangaia), Silver – Enere Mingi (Atiu), Bronze – Marcus Teapa (Pukapuka).