Sport: Pacific Oceania tennis team suffer setback

The Pacific Oceania tennis team have suffered a further setback in their bid for Fed Cup promotion, beaten 2-1 by the Philippines in their latest tie in Thailand.

Papua New Guinea's Marcia Tere-Apisah got the match-up off to a perfect start, beating Anna Patrimonio 6-1 6-0.

But Samoa's Steffi Carruthers was no match for the world number 439, Katharina Lehnert, beaten 6-0 6-2.

Steffi Carruthers in action for Pacific Oceania.

Steffi Carruthers in action for Pacific Oceania. Photo: Supplied

The Philippines won the deciding doubles rubber 6-4 6-3 to go top of Group A, alongside Hong Kong.

Pacific Oceania's final group match is later today against Bahrain.

Marcia Tere-Apisah and Steffi Carruthers lost their doubles match against the Philippines.

Marcia Tere-Apisah and Steffi Carruthers lost their doubles match against the Philippines. Photo: Supplied

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