15 November 2008
In Soffe Cup
tennis on Saturday, Hareb Deken Oakura continued its unbeaten run beating
Hooker Pacific Pukekura comprehensively 11-5 at Pukekura. Pukekura
were missing their top two players, Michael Fleming and Dennis Reid.
Oakura won the top three men's singles with No 1 Josh Walden beating Meto
Snegirev 6/4 6/2, John Hardie Boys defeating Tony Radich in three sets and
Aaron Hine beating Nick Steventon 6/3 6/2. Pukekura No 4, Callum
Old beat Tei Walden 6/3 6/2. The women's singles were shared. Oakura
were missing their top two women Alesha Ford and Leah Fletcher, but picked
up the top match with Sue Oldfield beating Linda Reid and in the No 4 match,
Deryn Northcott beat Jeanette Harding. Pukekura's No 2 and 3 won their
matches in two sets, Donna Thorne beat Becky Bruckner and Kirsten Adam beat
Oakura won all
but two of the remaining matches, two of them in tie breakers. Walden
and Hardie Boys beat Snegirev and Radich in the third set tie breaker and in
the top combines, Walden and Oldfield beat Snegirev and Reid 9/8.
Pukekura's Callum Old won all his matches. He combined with Steventon
to beat Hine & Tei Walden and with Harding beat Tei and Miaana Walden.
Oakura drop to second, one point behind Rotokare (from first equal) while
Pukekura drop from third to fourth place on the points table.
leaders, Central Finance Rotokare, also unbeaten, had an easy 12-4 win over
AWE Huatoki at Huatoki. Rotokare won six singles. No 1 Ben
Pollard continued his good run, beating Jonno Ussher 6/2 6/4 and No 2
Chris Popata beat Amrit Rai 6/3 6/4. They were gifted the No 3 match as
well as two doubles matches when Huatoki's David Innes was a no show.
Rotokare's women won three singles, all in three sets. Catherine Stevenson
beat Chris Wilson, No 3 Beccie Atkins had an excellent win over Megan Walsh
and No 4 Helena Goodin beat Alice Caskey. Huatoki's No 4 Quinn Rosa
beat Shane Devlin in three sets while No 2 Megan O'Donnell won her match
against Alison Chamberlain. The men's and women's doubles were squared
with Rotokare taking both men's matches and Huatoki's women winning theirs.
Rotokare won all the mixed doubles.
Manaia moved into third place with an 11-5 win over McDonald Real Estate
Matapu at Matapu. They were ahead 6-2 after the singles with No 1, 2
and 4 having easy wins. Cameron Koch beat Jason Hurley, Jordan Fleming
beat Andy Roberts and Michael Gates beat Regan Corbett. Matapu's Kyle
Crowley beat Jacob Gopperth in the No 3 match. In the women's singles,
the top three were not tested in their games. Nicole Koch, Irene
Cruikshank and Marina Gopperth won their matches against Krystal Oakes,
Helen Kelly and Carolyn Koch. Matapu's No 4 Ann Bridges beat Maree
Gopperth in the No 4 match.
into fifth place with a 12 -4 win over Lockwood Design and Build Okaiawa at
Okaiawa. They were off to a great start by winning seven singles.
Two of the singles were decided in three set tiebreakers; No 3 Mark
Laurence beat Sean Mehrtens and No 1 Erin Annabell beat Beth McLeod.
Hawera's No 1 Neil McCann beat Andrew Powell 6/2 6/3 while No No 2 Conrad
Heron beat Vincent Baylis 6/3 6/2.
Amelia Bowers-Weir won her match against Sandra Gates as well as her doubles
match when she teamed up with McLeod and beat Annabell and Gates.
Ecolab Manaia 8
Waiwaka 8, Stratford 10 Huatoki 6, Oakura 9 Okaiawa 7
Huatoki 7, Coastal 9 Stratford 7, Inglewood 12 Manaia 4, Rotokare 12 Hawera
Rotokare 59, Hareb Deken Oakura 58, Sandfords Manaia 46, Hooker Pacific
Pukekura 45.5, Hawera 27, AWE Huatoki 24, McDonald Real Estate Matapu 21,
Manaia 34, Stratford 30, Oakura 27, Huatoki 15, Okaiawa 12, Matapu 9
Rotokare 30.5, Hawera 28.5, Inglewood 26.5, Stratford 25, Huatoki 23, Manaia
22, Coastal (45) 21