9 Feb 2012

This week Taranaki Tennis host Manawatu in the the clash for the Christie Cup.  The cup is being defended by Manawatu at Rotokare Tennis Club from 9am.

Two Huatoki juniors will debut for the Taranaki Senior Representative side in the clash.  Having recently celebrated his 13th birthday, Ajeet Rai will join the squad at 6 and will possibly pair with veteran Michael Fleming (Pukekura) in the doubles.  Sophie Robertson is the other Huatoki junior to debut.  16 year old Robertson will join the squad at 6 also. 

Manaia's Jordan Fleming, Cameron Koch and Nicole Koch will take their usual places in the 1 and 2 for the men and 1 for the ladies respectively. 

Manawatu will bring their strongest squad to defend the cup with their number 1 man Victor Romero a must-see for all keen tennis watchers.  Romero has travelled to Auckland to play in the Caro Bowl and has beaten the likes for Daniel King-Turner (Current Davis Cup Member) 7-6 4-6 6-4 last October and former Davis Cup Member James Shortall 6-1 6-4 in December.  Definitely a challenge for Taranaki's Jordan Fleming.

 The team is:

 Jordan Fleming
Cameron Koch
Amrit Rai
Callum Old
Michael Fleming
Ajeet Rai
Nicole Koch
Tania L'Ami
Alice Caskey
Kirsten Adam
Miaana Walden
Sophie Robertson