10 February 2008
holders AWE Huatoki squeaked home against Hooker Pacific Pukekura 9-7 at
Huatoki on Saturday.
Huatoki won two
vital third set tiebreakers in the singles which proved decisive. No 3 Neil
Bridgeman beat Dennis Reid 6/7, 6/2, 7/6 and No 1 Saori Han beat Linda Reid
6/2, 4/6, 7/6.
three other singles matches, in the men's - No 2 Jordan Stayt beat Ben Aves
6/1,6/4,No 4 Amrit Rai beat Meto Snegirev 6/3, 7/5 and No 4 woman Megan
Walsh didn't drop a game against Tania Fleming. Pukekura's three
singles wins were No 1 Michael Fleming, who made no race of it against Jonno
Ussher , winning 6/1, 6/3 and the No 2 and 3 women, Donna Thorne and
Jeanette Harding beat Chris Wilson and Robyn Hinton respectively.
were shared with Huatoki's No 2 men Stayt and Bridgeman defeating Aves and
Snegirev easily 6/3, 6/0 and the No 2 women Wilson and Walsh defeating
Harding and Fleming 6/2,6/2.
combinations, Fleming and Reid beat Ussher and Rai 7/6, 6/1and Reid and
Thorne beat Han and Hinton 6/4, 6/4.
With the scores
at 7-5 to Huatoki going into the combines, Huatoki won the two matches
necessary to secure the overall win.
The No 3 and 4
combinations won their matches. Neil Bridgeman completed a hat trick by
teaming up with Saori Han to defeat Reid and Harding and Amrit Rai and Chris
Wilson beat Snegirev and Tania Fleming.
Rotokare repeated their score from the first round over Sandfords Manaia at
Rotokare, they won 11-5. The scores were 5-3 after the singles with
Rotokare's top three men having easy wins. Ben Pollard, Chris Popata
and Mike Roberts defeated Jason Mills, Jordan Fleming and Michael Gates
while Manaia's No 4 Jacob Gopperth defeated Jaden Hareb 6/0, 7/6. The
women's singles were shared with Manaia's top pair, Nicole Koch and Alesha
Ford, having easy wins over Kelly Toa and Leith Atkins. Rotokare's No
3 and 4 Anita Walpole and Kate Laurenson had equally easy wins over Ginny
Death and Maree Gopperth.
doubles were tight three setters with honours shared, Pollard and Popata
beat Mills and Fleming and Manaia's Gates and Gopperth beat Roberts and
The top women's
doubles also went to three sets with Koch and Ford triumphing over Toa and
Atkins. The No 2 women's doubles was won by Rotokare's Walpole and Laurenson who
didn't drop a game agsint Death and Gopperth. Rotokare won all the
combines to remain well ahead on the top of the table on 131 points, 17
ahead of Hareb Deken Oakura on 114.
There are only
two more games before the semi-finals, 16 February and 1 March, and Rotokare
are assured of a home game.
Hareb Deken Oakura had a 12-4 win over McDonald Real Estate Matapu at
Matapu. The men's singles were shared with Matapu's No 1 David White having
a good win over Aaron Hine 6/3, 6/3 and No 4 Rodney Perrett beating Horry
Hubbard 6/4,6/0. Oakura's No 2 and 3, Josh Walden and John Hardie Boys had
easy wins over Kyle Crowley and Jason Hurley. Oakura won all the
women's singles, the top three Leah Fletcher, Sue Oldfield and Becky
Bruckner had easy wins over Jen White, Helen Kelly and Carolyn Koch. The No
4 match was a three setter with Miaana Walden beating Ann Bridges.
dropped two more matches, in the combines and both were 9-8.
Okaiawa (1) 15
Huatoki (1) 1, Okaiawa (2) 13 Huatoki (2) 3, Oakura 14 Matapu 2
Kaponga 2, Manaia (1) 10 Waiwaka 6, Stratford 12 Inglewood 4, Manaia(2) 10
Rotokare 131, Hareb Deken Oakura 114, AWE Huatoki 110, Hooker Pacific
Pukekura 101, Sandfords Manaia 82, McDonald Real Estate Matapu 65,
Okaiawa (1) 105, Oakura 95, Huatoki (1) 92, Okaiawa (2) 86, Matapu
41,Huatoki (2) 19
Waitara 130, Manaia (1) 119, Manaia (2) 118, Inglewood 87, Rotokare 75,
Kaponga 59, Waiwaka 55