24 Apr 2010

Pacific tennis loses stalwart

8:03 am on 24 April 2010

Pacific tennis this week lost a pillar, in Lency Tenai, who passed away on Wednesday in the Solomon Islands after a lingering illness.

The Guam National Tennis Federation president Bill Camacho confirmed Tenai's death, saying the federation is now arranging services for the Solomon Island native.

Guam was the last stop of Tenai's illustrious tennis career, both as a player and as a coach, including coaching the Guam National Team since 2007.

Tenai was part of the first Pacific Oceania team that played in the Davis Cup in 1995.

He won his debut in the Davis Cup in Dubai against United Arab Emirates' Saeed-Hasher Al Maktoum, 6-0, 6-2, en route to leading the Islanders to a 3-0 win over the host.