November 5, 2018

Ocean Belrose on his way to winning the tour title in front of a home crowd.

Tahiti’s Ocean Belrose and Melveen Richmond have maintained local pride as they took the Men’s and Women’s Singles titles respectively at the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Tour | Tahiti, which was held in Papeete from the 3-4 November.

In the Men’s Singles final Ocean Belrose was able to see off the challenge from Australia’s Rohan Dhooria. This was Dhooria’s fourth appearance on the ITTF-Oceania Tour, and his first time in the final. But Belrose  wasn’t going to let the Aussie claim the title. After an early hiccup, dropping the opening game, the Tahitian went on to win the match 4-2 (-8,8,9,-14,5,7,)

Meanwhile, in the Women’s Singles final it was an all Tahiti affair. Melveen Richmond defended her top billing as number one seed, quickly seeing off Cyrinne Sam 4-0 (9,7,4,2).

With the wins, Richmond moves in to equal second on the ITTF-Oceania Tour Standings, while Belrose occupies the fourth spot on the leaderboard.



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