18 December 2005
Rained affected all the
Soffe Cup matches on Saturday. No matches were completed in the Stratford v
Sandfords Manaia match at Stratford.
In the Hooker Pacific
Pukekura v Midhirst match at Pukekura, Pukekura were leading 9-1 when rained
intervened. In the top men's sing;es, Midhirst's Jono Ussher had an upset
win over Zac WIlls, 6-0, 2-6, 7-6. Ussher played No 5 in the Taranaki team a
fortnight ago while Wills was at No 2. Three of the other singles matches
went to third set tie breakers, the number two singles between Pukekura's
Tony Radich and Michael O'Sullivan, the No 3 match between Meto Snegirev and
Val Cleaver and the No 4 women's singles between Jeanette Harding and Pam
Wray. The rest of the points were shared giving Pukekura a 12-4 win.
Pukekura's big win and Manaia's draw means that Pukekura won the first
round by 0.5 points and will go into the second round as the top seed.
Accent on Curtains
Waiwaka had a 8.5 to 7.5 win over Kaponga as Waiwaka . They were leading 5-4
when the rain came.
Waiwaka won all the
men's singles easily but Kaponga won three out of four singles. No 1
Krystal Oakes surprisingly beat Nicki Martin; Maree Jones beat Clare Fairey
and Michelle Atkins beat Glenda Frost.
Okaiawa had the bye.
Stratford 9.5 Inglewood
Huatoki 9 Manaia 7,
Okaiawa 10 Matapu 6, Waiwaka 12 Oakura 4.
Pukekura 70, Manaia
69.5,Waiwaka 57.5, Midhirst 57, Stratford 53, Kaponga 36, Okaiawa 27
Matapu 76.5, Manaia
61.5, Huatoki 51.5, Oakura 42, Stratford 20.5, Inglewood 16
Okaiawa 79, Waiwaka 66,
Matapu 56, Manaia (1) 53.5,Oakura 41.5, Huatoki 42, Manaia (2) 32