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Moamoa girl gets tennis award

A 12-year-old tennis player has been given a sportsmanship award after four years of playing the sport.

Moamoa resident, Shera Jayjay, was ecstatic that she won an award in the local tennis competition.

“It is really amazing to be awarded such an award at this type of competition, I am so happy about winning the sportsmanship award,” she said. “There is no one in my family that plays tennis but I love playing tennis, and I will continue doing what I love.”

Her role model for the sport is Samoan tennis representative player, Steffi Carruthers, whom Jayjay said continues to inspire her to better her skills.

“I want to be just like Steffi Carruthers, she’s really good at playing tennis,” she said with a smile.

Jayjay said she is also grateful to her family and friends for their ongoing support on her journey as a tennis player.

“Just grateful to my parents, my whole family and friends for supporting me and encouraging me to play the sport that I love and for giving me everything that I need,” she added. 

On top of the sportsmanship award, Jayjay also won a bronze medal for the Under-14 Category.

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