21 Nov 2010

Sanfords Manaia triumphed over AWE Huatoki 9-7 in New Plymouth on Saturday, when they won three of the four combines after being locked up at 6-6. While Huatoki won 3 of the four 4 mens singles, Manaia conversely won 3 of the 4 womens singles while the doubles were shared on either side.  In the No.1 mens singles Jordan Fleming prevailed yet again in style against Huatoki's Jono Ussher 6-3 6-1. Chris Popata similarly won in comfortable fashion 6-0 6-0 over Jacob Gopperth.

In the womens singles, Manaia No.1 Nicole Koch beat Alice Caskey after a tight first set 7-5 6-0.  Sarah Kelly also continued her rich vein of form beating Chris Wilson 6-3 6-3.

In the doubles Ussher and Popata won a close top mens match 6-0 5-7 7-6 (10-5) over Fleming and Gopperth.  In the top womens match Koch and Maree Gopperth beat Alice Caskey and Sophie Robertson 7-6 6-3.

In the match defining combines Fleming and Koch beat Ussher and Caskey 9-3, Michael Gates and M. Gopperth beat David Geange and Robertson 9-4, and Tommy Death and Grace Kelly beat Ajeet Rai and Lorraine Heerdigan 9-6.


Tariki Icon Sports Pukekura rebounded from last weekend's loss by defeating Hareb Deken Oakura 11-5 at Oakura on Saturday.  In the singles section, Callum Old beat Steve Novak 6-3 6-4, in the No. 1 mens match.  Tony Radich won over Teihorangi Walden 6-3 6-3 at No.2. Oakura's Sue Oldfield came from behind to beat Linda Reid in the top womens singles 1-6 6-1 7-6.  Pukekura's Kirsten Adam played very well to win against Miaana Walden 6-4 6-2 in the No.2 match.  Pukekura led 5-2 at the break before taking three of the four doubles and combines.  Callum Old and Dennis Reid had a close win over Steve Novak and Len Adamson 6-2 4-6 7-6, as did Tony Radich and Thomas Brown defeating Tei Walden and Jaden Hareb 4-6 7-5 7-6.  It was a little more straight forward in the womens doubles- Linda Reid and Donna Thorne defeated Sue Oldfield and Miaana Walden 6-3 6-2, and Becky Bruckner and Louise Brankin won against Kirsten Adam and Jeanette Harding 6-1 6-2 for Oakura.


Stumble Inn Waiwaka beat in-form side, Central Finance Rotokare 9-7 at home in the weekend.  In a peculiar set of circumstances three players (two Rotokare members, and one Waiwaka member) were forced to default their matches thus allowing for only 7 matches to be played during the day.  In the mens singles, Mike Lace defeated Blair Crowley 6-3 6-1, while Michael Goulding beat Kyle Crowley 6-4 6-1.

In the womens singles Rotokare's No.1 Karen Cranston beat Krystal Oakes 6-1 6-0.  Tania L'Ami snuck in a 2-6 7-5 7-6 (10-5) win over Michelle Lace at No.2 for Rotokare.  Waiwaka's Sharon Bruce had a close match with Frances Gray winning 3-6 7-5 7-6.  In the sole doubles and combines matches Rotokare won both- Tania L'Ami and Frances Gray defeated Jaydn and Sharon Bruce 7-5 6-1 7-6 in the No.2 ladies doubles, while Kyle Crowley, paired with L'Ami, beat Michael Goulding and J. Bruce 9-3 in the No.3 match.


Wilson Trophy
Waiwaka 11 Ecolab Manaia Blue 5, Oakura 2 Matapu 0 remaining matches rained out, Okaiawa Inglewood rained out, Ecolab Manaia White 10 Laurie Jordan Accountant Rotokare 6, Pukekura 9 RMY Huatoki 7, Stratford Hawera rained out
Sumpter Trophy
 Stratford 2 Huatoki 0 remaining matches rained out, Waitara 14 Waiwaka 2, Okaiawa Inglewood rained out, Opunake 11.5 Manaia 4.5 (combines rained out points halved)
Points Table
Soffe Cup
Sanfords Manaia 56, Central Finance Rotokare 46, Tariki Icon Sports Pukekura 45, AWE Huatoki 45, Stumble Inn Waiwaka 43, Hareb Deken Oakura 33
Wilson Trophy
Stratford 55, Waiwaka 50, Okaiawa 48, Hawera 40, Matapu 37, Inglewood 34, Oakura 31, Ecolab Manaia Blue 29, Laurie Jordan Accountant Rotokare 28, Ecolab Manaia White 24, Pukekura 19, RMY Huatoki 19
Sumpter Trophy
Waitara 57, Okaiawa 49, Huatoki 43, Stratford 36, Opunake 35.5, Inglewood 30, Manaia 10, Inglewood 9.5