8 November 2008
match of Soffe Cup interclub tennis on Saturday was, surprisingly, between
competition leaders Central Finance Rotokare and McDonald Real Estate Matapu
at Rotokare. The New Plymouth side triumphed 10-6 after a strong showing by
the men. Ben Pollard only dropped three games against David White
and Mike Roberts and Greg Hareb both won their matches to love. No 4
Blair Crowley won in three sets against Andy Roberts. The women's
singles were shared with Rotokare's No 1 Catherine Stevenson defeating
Krystal Oakes 6/0 6/3 and No 4 Kate Laurenson beating Anne Bridges in three
sets. Rotokare were missing No 2 Kelly Toa & No 4 Beccie Atkins.
At No 2 Alison Chamberlain was beaten by Matapu's Helen Kelly 6/3 7/5 and
Matapu's other singles win was their No 2 Carolyn Koch who beat Michelle
Atkins in three sets. The doubles were shared with Rotokare's men
winning theirs and Matapu's women winning theirs. The mixed doubles
were also shared.
Oakura moved up to a share of the lead (45 points) with Rotokare after their
15-1 win over Lockwood Design Okaiawa at Oakura. With No 1 Josh Walden not
over his ankle injury he played at No 3 and John Hardie Boys played at no 1.
He defeated Andrew Powell 6/0 3/6 7/6. No 2 Aaron Hine had his
first game of the season and defeated Mark Laurence 6/3 6/2. Walden
didn't drop a game against Ryan Stockman while Okaiawa's Andrew Baylis
scored his team's only win when he defeated Tei Walden 7/6 6/4.
Oakura's women all had easy wins led by No 1 Alesha Ford's 6/0 6/2 defeat of
Beth McLeod and No 2 Leah Fletcher's victory over Megan Gyde.
Pukekura had a clean sweep against Hawera at Pukekura. Even without their
No 1 Michael Fleming, Pukekura had little trouble winning 16-0. In the top
game, Dennis Reid beat Conrad Heron who stepped up to No 1 in the absence of
Neil McCann. No 2 Meto Snegirev beat Sean Merhtens 6/4 7/6, No 3 Nick
Steventon beat Kelvin Tosland 6/0,6/3 and No 4 Paul Simpson beat Hayden
Bennett in three sets.
women had easy wins in their singles. The top pair of Linda Reid and Donna
Thorne beat Sheri De'ath and Erin Annabell respectively. The men's doubles
were close with Reid and Steventon winning in three sets against Heron and
Bennett and Snegirev and Simpson winning 6/4 6/4 against Merhtens and
Tosland. The rest of the matches were easily won except for the 9/7
victory in the No 4 mixed doubles.
maintained their third spot on the table on 38.5 points.
Manaia had their second win with an 11-5 victory over AWE Huatoki. Manaia
were missing their No 1 Nicole Koch, No 3 Helen Johnston and No 4 Shinae
Bailey but Huatoki only fielded two players from last week. It was 5-3 to
Manaia after the singles with Manaia's men winning three. No 1,2 and 4 all
had easy wins. Cameron Koch, Jacob Gopperth and Alaister Murdoch beat Jaden
Hareb, Aaron West and Mathew Geange respectively. Huatoki have gained
David Innes from Waiwaka and he beat Michael Gates 6/1 6/2 in the No 3
match. Huatoki's No 1 Saori Han made her first appearance of the
season and won all her games. She only dropped one game against Irene
Cruikshank. Huatoki's No 4 Sue Dalzell beat Maree Gopperth while Manaia's
No 2 and 3 Ginny Death and Marina Gopperth won their matches against Sue
Darney and Trudy Neilsen. Manaia remain in fourth position on 33
points, a comfortable 13 points ahead of Huatoki.
Matapu 0, Manaia 8 Oakura 8, Waiwaka 13 Okaiawa 3
Coastal (45) 5, Hawera 12 Inglewood 4, Manaia 9 Rotokare 7, Stratford 13
Rotokare 45, Hareb Deken Oakura 45, Hooker Pacific Pukekura 40.5, Sandfords
Manaia 33, AWE Huatoki 20, McDonald Real Estate Matapu 16, Hawera 13,
Lockwood Design and Build Okaiawa 3.5
Ecolab Manaia 25, Stratford 18, Oakura 16, Huatoki 9, Matapu 9, Okaiawa 5
Manaia 18.5, Stratford 18, Rotokare 16.5, Huatoki 16, Hawera 14.5, Inglewood
12.5, Coastal (45) 10