AS fate would have it, the runners-up of last year's Reebok Challenge with Michael Chang, are this year's winners, proving that practice really does make perfect. Ms Laiman Tam, director and general manager, Reebok Hong Kong, was delighted to sponsor the event again. She said: ''This is the second year that Reebok has been involved in junior tennis. We are very pleased to see how popular it has become with the young people of Hong Kong.'' Over 1,000 spectators were at the Sha Tin Sports Institute to watch the players battle it out for the much coveted Reebok Challenge Champion title. Jamee Wong, the No. 2 seed, had a difficult quarter final set against Robin Tsang before he went on to win the match 7-5, 6-1. Robin, a tactically-astute player, misjudged the stamina of his opponent and was unable to maintain his attack. Jamee went on to play Alexis Pourchet in the finals and won in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. Jamee was impressed by the style and strength of his French opponent and remarked modestly that his triumph was due in part to luck. Alexis plans to remain in the territory for the next three years, so he will have plenty of opportunities to challenge Jamee again. Alexis mentioned that the temperature was significantly warmer in Hong Kong than that he was used to and that he would need time to acclimatise. Edgar Wong, who has recently returned to the territory after a spell in Australia, was third in the championships, managing to beat Robin Tsang 9-7 despite suffering from a twisted ankle in the quarter finals. The girls put on an equally impressive display. Jacklyn Fu, runner-up in last year's event, managed to maintain her lead over friend and tennis partner, Lorraine Ng. Jacklyn's success indicates her strong commitment to tennis as she managed to return to Hong Kong only on Friday night as she was playing in a tournament in Brunei earlier in the week. Lorraine is a fitting runner-up - not least because she was third in last year's tournament. She was very happy with her performance and mentioned that it was lucky that No. 1 seed Willy Chan was unable to play or the situation might have been somewhat different. Jacklyn, on the other hand, felt that Willy's absence increased the pressure on her to perform well. New Zealander Rebecca Hawkes beat Cindy Hah in a straightforward 8-2 match to come third in the championship. The top four boys and girls from the event will represent Hong Kong in the Reebok/Asia Pacific Championships to be held from December 27 to 31 in Hong Kong. The Reebok/Asia Pacific champions and runners-up will be awarded a trip to Australia to compete against world-class players in the Australian Open Junior Tournament. They will also be invited to a tennis clinic in Melbourne hosted by Michael Chang.