15 Feb 2014

The Semi-finalists have been found for the 2013-14 Soffe Cup with No.1 place AWE Huatoki taking on Hareb Deken Oakura while second placed Naki Racquets Pukekura host Sandfords Manaia.

In the battle for the minor premiership, Huatoki rolled out the big guns with Amrit Rai giving an out-of-sorts Jaime Simpson a tennis lesson in straight sets.  Ajeet Rai at No.2, showed he still has a way to go as Chris Jury gave him a good fright; Rai taking a tough win.  Alastair Nairn  at 3 took on what many think is the seasons most improved player, Pukekura's No.3 Brady Simpson, and came out the wrong side.  Dave Innes took an injury into his match and it showed, with fellow veteran, Meto Snegirev taking advantage for an easy win.  Pukekura was supposed to have the upper hand in the  women's line-ups with both No.1's away.  Chris Wilson has never beaten Linda Reid and today was no exception; Reid easily the winner.  At No 2, Hikaru Han used her youth to exploit an injured Donna Thorne, who conceded halfway through the second set.  Ellen O'Byrne blew Chantelle Peters off the court with her relentless forehand, while Tracey Old had to come up against new signing, Chinese exchange student, Bam Klibmanee; Old coming second.

In the Rotokare v Oakura match, Oakura's Graeme Mitchell at No.1 made  short work of Malcolm Elder.  At No.2, Len Adamson's experience was no compensation for tough lefty, Kyle Crowley who eased through.  Inexperienced Simon Spurdle and Scott Young met tough opponents in Rotokare hard man Buzz Campbell and captain fantastic Shane Devlin, respectively.  In the women's, Oakura find, Paula Ferguson took on NZ vets title holder Karen Cranston, in a 3 set slugfest with the honours going Ferguson's way.  Jackie Keenan had a surprise win over comeback queen, Tania L'Ami while Chris Davies was outlasted by a determined Debbie Campbell; Campbell taking the match in 3 sets.  Junior rep Bailey Bruckner had too much firepower for Rotokare No.4, Hannah Trevis. 

Manaia stalwarts Jordan Fleming and Cameron Koch were back to steer the Manaia ship, opposing respectively Andrew Powell and Vincent Baylis. The result as expected went Manaia's way but Okaiawa accounted well for themselves   Ryan Stockman at 3 battled valiantly against old campaigner, Alastair Murdoch, but eventually succumbed in 3 sets.  Les Symes showed cunning and willingness to win easily against youngster, Kody Murdoch.  In the women's, Aleisha Ford at 1, breezed past Jaimee Baylis, while Bridgid Annabell demolished a shell shocked Aroha Beattie.   Okaiawa came storming back when Dayna Corbett & Jessica Ford were no match for Okaiawa's Lauren Fraine & Laurel Stockman.  Fraine & Stockman having their best wins of the season.  The doubles were shared and Manaia picked up three of the mixed. 

 

Huatoki

9

Pukekura

7

         

Mens Singles

Amrit Rai

beat

Jaime Simpson

6-2 6-0

 

Ajeet Rai

beat

Chris Jury

7-5 6-4

 

Alastair Nairn

lost

Brady Simpson

4-6 6-4 6-4

 

David Innes

lost

Meto Snegirev

6-0 6-2

         

Mens Doubles

Rai/Rai

beat

Simpson/Jury

6-1 6-2

 

Nairn/Innes

lost

Snegirev /B Simpson

7-6 7-5

         

Womens Singles

Chris Wilson

lost

Linda Reid

6-3 6-2

 

Hikaru Han

beat

Donna Thorne

6-1 ret

 

Ellen Obyrne

beat

Chantelle Peters

7-6 6-1

 

Tracey Old

lost

Bam Klibmanee

6-1 6-3

         

Womens Doubles

Wilson/Old

beat

Reid/ Klibmanee

1-6 6-4 7-6

 

Obyrne/Han

beat

Thorne  / Peters

6-1 7-5

         

Combines

Rai/Han

beat

Simpson/Peters

9-2

 

Rai/Wilson

lost

Jury /Reid

9-6

 

Nairn/Old

lost

B Simpson/Thorne

9-8

 

Innes/Obyrne

beat

Snegirev /Klibmanee

9-8

 

 

Rotokare

10

Oakura

6

         

Mens Singles

Malcolm Elder

lost

Graeme Mitchell

6-0 6-0

 

Kyle Crowley

beat

Len Adamson

6-2 6-4

 

Buzz Campbell

beat

Simon Spurdle

6-1 6-1

 

Shane Devlin

beat

Scott Johnson

6-1 6-2

         

Mens Doubles

Elder/Crowley

lost

Mitchell /Adamson

6-3 6-2

 

Campbell/Devlin

beat

Spurdle/ Johnson

6-2 6-1

         

Womens Singles

Karen Cranston

lost

Paula Ferguson

3-6 7-6 6-3

 

Tani L Ami

lost

Jackie Keenan

6-3 6-1

 

Debbie Campbell

beat

Chris Davies

7-6 4-6 6-1

 

Hannah Trevis

lost

Bailey Bruckner

6-4 6-4

         

Womens Doubles

Cranston/L'Ami

beat

Keenan /Ferguson

6-4 7-5

 

Trevis/Campbell

beat

Davies/Bruckner

2-6 6-1 7-6(11)

         

Combines

Elder/Cranston

lost

Mitchell /Ferguson

9-7

 

Crowley/L Ami

beat

Adamson /Keenan

9-6

 

Campbell/Campbell

beat

Spurdle  /Davies

9-3

 

Devlin /Trevis

beat

Johnson   /Bruckner

9-5

  

 

Manaia

10

Okaiawa

6

         

Mens Singles

Jordan Flemming

beat

Andrew Powell

6-1 6-0

 

Cameron Koch

beat

Vince Baylis

6-1 6-1

 

Alastair Murdoch

beat

Ryan Stockman

6-3 0-66 -3

 

Murdoch

lost

Les Symes

6-0 6-2

         

Mens Doubles

Fleming /Koch

beat

Powell/Symes

6-1 6-0

 

Murdoch/Murdoch

lost

Baylis/ Stockman

6-2 6-0

         

Womens Singles

Aleisha Ford

beat

Jaimee Baylis

6-1 6-0

 

Bridgid Anabell

beat

Aroha Beattie

6-1 6-1

 

Raewyn Corbett

lost

Lauren Fraine

6-4 6-2

 

Jessica Ford

lost

Laurel Stockman

6-1 6-3

         

Womens Doubles

Ford/ Anna bell

beat

Baylis/Stockman

6-1 7-5

 

Corbett/Ford

lost

Beattie/Fraine

6-3 6-2

         

Combines

Fleming/Ford

beat

Powell/Beattie

9-2

 

Fleming/Annabell

beat

Baylis/Baylis

9-6

 

A Murdoch/Corbett

beat

Stockman/Stockman

9-1

 

K Murdoch/ J Ford

lost

Symes/Fraine

9-2