25 November 2005
In Soffe Cup interclub
tennis tomorrow, competition leaders Hooker Pacific Pukekura travel to take
on the Cup holders Manaia.
Manaia should be back to
full strength after missing their top two men, Jason Mills and Thomas Luxton
Mills will play Taranaki
No 2 Zac Wills in what should be a good match while Luxton will play Tony
Radich and shouldn't have any trouble winning. Manaia should also win the
remaining men's matches with Cameron Koch and Alaister Murdoch playing
juniors Ben Aves and Quin Rosa.
In the women's singles,
Manaia should also dominate with Taranaki No 1 Nicole Koch playing Taranaki
No 2 Linda Reid; No 2 Aleisha Ford will play Donna Thorne while Ashlee
Murdoch and Cindy Death will play Kirsten Adam and Janette Harding.
Stratford have their
first home game of the season on grass and take on neighbours Midhirst in
what should be a close tie.
In the men's matches,
Midhirst's Jono Ussher should beat Gavin Phelan while Stratford are favoured
in the rest of the matches. Midhirst's Michael O'Sullivan plays Elliot
Campbell's and the No 3 and 4 matches are between Midhirst's Val Cleaver and
Neil Kingston against Bruce Cleland and Grant Kite.
In the women's matches
the Midhirst women should dominate. Taranaki player Kathryn O'Sullivan could
be back from university to strengthen the side considerably. If so she will
play Kylie Jury. The other matches are Midhirst's Lyn Stanners, Shelley
Childs, Marlene Foreman against Tracey Zimmerman, Min Zimmerman and Debbie
Stratford's strength in
doubles and their home advantage should see them pick up the win.
The bottom two placed
teams, Kaponga and Okaiawa face each other at Kaponga. Kaponga's women, led
by Krstal Oakes and Maree Jones should dominate while Okaiawa's men should
have the edge, especially if they have Crichton Parker and Jeremy Moore
back. Okaiawa should secure their first win.
Accent on Curtains
Waiwaka has the bye.