21 March 2009
Rotokare's mixed doubles saved them form a defeat against Sandfords Manaia
on Saturday. Rotokare won three matches to secure an 8-8 draw after being
down 7-5. Manaia were ahead 5-3 after the singles. In the men's singles No
1 Cameron Koch and No 3 Jason Mills defeated Ben Pollard 7-5 6-1 and Mike
Roberts 6-3 6-2 . Their three women's singles wins were by Nicole Koch who
beat Catherine Stevenson 6-1 6-2, No 3 Irene Cruikshank defeated Karen
Cranston in three sets and Helen Johnston accounted for Alison Chamberlain
6-2 6-1. Ben Pollard defaulted his doubles and mixed doubles after he
got a side strain. Mike Roberts and Greg Hareb beat Jordan Fleming and Jacob
Gopperth in three sets. The women's doubles were shared.
Pukekura defeated an under strength AWE Huatoki 13-3 at Huatoki. Pukekura's
women all scored convincing wins while the men's singles were shared.
Pukekura's Dennis Reid beat David Innes and No 3 Callum Old beat Ross
Henderson. Huatoki's wins were by No 2 Stuart Nairn who beat Meto
Snegirev and No 4 Matt Cooper beat Jamie Reid in three sets. Pukekura won
all the doubles except the No 2 mixed doubles where Nairn and Megan O'
Donnell beat Snegirev and Donna Thorne.
The other two
matches were decided by defaults, Hareb Deken Oakura beat Hawera and
Lockwood Design and Build Okaiawa beat McDonald Real Estate Matapu.
semi-finals next week, Rotokare host Pukekura and Oakura host Manaia.
In the Wilson
Trophy Waiwaka play Huatoki and Stratford play Ecolab Manaia. The
semi-finalists in the Sumpter Trophy are Waitara versus Hawera and Inglewood
Oakura 8 Ecolab
Manaia 8, Waiwaka 12 Lockwood Design & Build Okaiawa 4, Stratford 14 Matapu
Huatoki 4, Rotokare 8 Waitara 8, Manaia 11 Coastal (45) 5, Inglewood 13
Rotokare 181, Hareb Deken Oakura 173, Sandfords Manaia 169.5, Hooker Pacific
Pukekura 157, AWE Huatoki 103, McDonalds Real Estate Matapu 90, Hawera 68,
Stratford 136, Ecolab Manaia 135, Huatoki 91.5, Oakura 86.5, Lockwood Design
& Build Okaiawa 72, Matapu 64
Inglewood 142.5, Rotokare 138.5, Hawera 137.5, Manaia 132.5, Huatoki 108,
Coastal 91, Stratford 85