19 January 2008
tennis resumed on Saturday and the upset of the round was the crushing
defeat, 14-2 of Hooker Pacific Pukekura by Hareb Deken Oakura at Oakura.
Pukekura were without three of their regular players, Michael Fleming,
Kirsten Adam and Jeanette Harding and Oakura pounced. They were up 6-2 after
the singles with the top three men winning. No 1 Josh Walden defeated Zac
Wills 6/1,6/2, No 2 Steve Novak had an easy 6/0, 6/1 win over Ben Aves and
John Hardie-Boys beat Dennis Reid 7/5, 6/0. Pukekura's No 4 Paul
Simpson had a 6/1, 7/5 win over John Fletcher.
IN the women's;
singles Okauala Leah Fletcher had a 6/0, 6/2 surprisingly easy win over
fellow rep player Linda Reid, NO 3 Beck Bruckner ground out a three set win
over newcomer Marlene Foreman and No 4 Miaana Walden prevailed 6/1,7/6 over
Tania Fleming. Pukekura's No 2 Donna Thorne won in three sets over Sue
Oldfield. Oakura won all the doubles matches with only the women's
doubles being close.
The win takes
them to second place on the points table on 90 points, 12 behind Rotokare.
leader, Central Finance Rotokare had an expected easy win over Waiwaka
/Stratford/Midhirst 13-3 at Stratford.
without their top two women, Kelly Toa and Leith Atkins, Rotokare won six of
the singles matches.
No 1 Ben
Pollard had a tough 7/5 7/5 win over Gavin Phelan and No 2 Chris Popata
hardly raised a sweat in his 6/0 6/1 win over Grant Kite. No 4 Shane Devlin
had a three set win over junior rep Thomas Brown while the combined side's
Bruce Cleland, on his home courts, had a three set win over Mike Roberts.
In the women's
singles, Rotokare won all but the No 1 match which was won by Krystal Oakes
over newcomer A Walpole.(don't know first name)
beat Alison Chamberlain 6/3,7/6, Leanne O'Hallahan beat Yvonne Chamberlain
7/6,6/0 and Maureen Whiting only dropped one game against Min Zimmerman.
In the doubles
Rotokare won all but the top combines with Phelan and Oakes defeating
Pollard and Walpole.
AWE Huatoki and
McDonald Real Estate Matapu had a 8-8 draw at Huatoki. Huatoki were missing
five regular players so they would probably be happy with a draw. Huatoki
were ahead 5-3 after the singles with Hutaoki's top three women wiinning
their matches. No 1 Saori Han defeated Jen White 7/6, 6/1 Chris Wilson beat
Carolyn Koch 6/2,6/1 and Megan Walsh won 6/4, 6/4 against Michelle Furness.
In the men's
singles, Huatoki's No 1 Neil Bridgeman had a three set win over David White
and No 3 Stuart Nairn beat Jason Hurley 6/2, 6/3.
were No 2 Kyle Crowley over Ben Robbins, No 4 Rodney Perrett over Alistair
Nairn and No 4 Ann Bridges over Debra Scott.
things back on an even keel winning three out of four doubles making it 6-6
and the combines were shared.
Manaia had the bye.
Rotokare 102, Hareb Deken Oakura 90, Hooker Pacific Pukekura 78, AWE Huatoki
Estate Matapu 55, Sandfords Manaia 50, Waiwaka/Stratford/Midhirst 40