Nov 30, 2023

Tennis duo win bronze

Thursday, November 30, 2023 – 17th Pacific Games, Honiara, Solomon Islands

Team Guam Tennis completed the two-week event earning a team gold medal and a back-to-back bronze medal in the doubles event.  This was the best output of the team in the history of the sport in the Pacific Games. Camden Camacho, last year’s bronze medalist in the Pacific Mini Games competed alongside veteran Danny Llarenas as the top seeded team took to the court against the pair from New Caledonia. The duo swept the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to add a bronze medal to their collection.  

Earlier in the afternoon, Camacho wasn’t as fortunate in singles play as the third seed fell to the fourth seed in the bronze medal match 2-6, 3-6.

The bronze medal increases Guam’s tally to 6 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze.

In basketball 3x3 competition, Guam’s men outshot Fiji 21-16in the first game of the day.  The women weren’t as fortunate falling to Tahiti 15-18. In the nightcap, Guam’s Reo Aiken delivered on a buzzer beater to drop the undefeated Tahiti team 19-17 as time expired.  With the win, Guam holds a 3-1 record in the tournament.

Triathlon’s Jacob Torres finished seventh overall in the Individual Super Sprint shaving 90 seconds off his best performance.  

Regine Tugade-Watson qualified for the women’s 200-meterfinals with a time of 25.19.  Her third-place finish was the fourth best time amongst the three heats contested.  Hazel Wilson qualified for the women’s 100meter hurdle finals with a time of 18.23.  The finals will be held on December 1.