Anderson recorded a straight sets win against Zorika Morgan of Solomon Islands 6-3, 6-2.
In the other match, Ruby Pierre went down in two sets to Dorine Ningalo 3-6, 3-6, in her women’s singles match.
In the women’s doubles decider, it was a great battle right up to the third set super tie breaker – Tamara Anderson and Davina Hosking-Ashford just missed out on the win against Dorine and Zina Leamana 3-6, 6-4, (9-11).
The Cook Islands men’s team players Brett Baudinet and Jason Pierre were on a bye on Monday.
On day two yesterday, the Cook Islands men played against Vanuatu, while the national women’s team took on Tuvalu.
The team is in high spirits and staying hydrated to
beat Fiji’s western heat and residing at the renowned Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka for the duration of the tournament.
Profile for Tamara Anderson
Age: 18 years old
Parents: Mum Nicola Anderson (from the UK), and father Tangata Moeroa Hagai is from Tupapa, Rarotonga, a son of the late Ngeremetua and late Rino Temu Hagai.
City: Wellington, New Zealand.
Tennis Background: Tamara has competed since she was 10 years old. Last year she won the singles Oceania Championship representing the Cook Islands.
Studying at: Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington State, USA.
Proudest Moment in Sport: Winning the 14s and 16s Singles New Zealand Nationals.