26 Feb 2008

PNG star tennis player dies in road accident

7:16 am on 26 February 2008

Papua New Guinea has lost one of its star tennis players.

Nicole Angat a national representative died in a car crash in Fiji's capital Suva at the weekend.

She won a silver medal in the women's doubles at last year's Pacific Games in Samoa, and has represented PNG and the region in various international competitions.

She was currently assistant coach at Fiji's International Tennis Federation Centre.

PNG's High commission in Suva is preparing to fly Angat's body to Port Moresby on Friday.