Tonga win in tennis, volleyball and archery at Pacific Games

Tonga has won one silver and two bronze medals so far at the Pacific Game in Samoa.


Tonga defeated Vanuatu in the first round of the women’s tennis team competition.

Tonga won the bronze media in the beach volleyball and the mixed team recurve archery event.

Semisi Funaki and Tio Fonohema defeated American Samoa’s Sigalu Aitui and Tauvela Fagaima in a marathon match, winning 24-22, 19-21, 19-17.

Elsewhere some of Tonga’ youngest competitors have been taking their first steps on the international stage.

Kaniva News reports in the men’s badminton events, Renaey Naaniumotu reached the quarter finals of the men’s singles and the men’s doubles with his brother Lauti Naaniumotu.

However, it has not all been plain sailing.

Tonga lost 10 nil to Papua New Guinea in the Rugby 9s and finished in fourth place after losing to Samoa 16-12 in the bronze medal match.

The Real Tonga Touch Rugby women’s team will meet the Cook Islands and the men’s team will play Papua New Guinea on  Monday.


Photo Pacific Games News/Roland Setu. Caption: Team Tonga at the Pacific Games opening