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 last week.
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 Jury.
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.