27 January 2008
scored a comprehensive 11-5 win over second placed Hareb Deken Oakura in
Soffe Cup tennis on Saturday. The match was played in hot conditions at
Huatoki and the home side fielded their strongest team of the season. It was
led by the top two men, Jonno Ussher and Tristan Stayt who beat Josh Walden
and Graham Mitchell. 7/5, 6/2 and 6/3, 7/6 respectively.
No 4 Neil
Bridgeman only dropped two games against Horri Hubbard.
two women, Lucy Barlow and Saori Han beat Leah Fletcher and Becky Bruckner
three singles matches, two that lasted over two hours. Miaana Walden
defeated Janice Taylor 7/5, 7/6 and Louise Brankin defeated Chris Wilson
7/6, 3/6, 7/6 Their other win was No 3 Steve Novak who beat Jordan Stayt
three of the doubles to go into the combines with a 8-4 lead. Oakura's
Walden and Mitchell had a good three set win over Ussher and Tristan Stayt.
dropped one combines, Mitchell and Bruckner defeated Tristan Stayt and
Manaia came off the bye last week to score a good 12-4 win against
Waiwaka/Stratford/Midhirst. They led 6-2 after the singles with Jason
Mills defeating Gavin Phelan 6/3, 7/5 and Jordan Fleming defeating Michael
O'Sullivan 6/0, 6/1. No 4 Steve Lloyd beat Grant Kite 6/3, 6/4 while
Manaia 's top woman, Nicole Koch beat Krystal Oakes 6/2, 6/1. No 2 Ginny
Death beat Jayden Bruce in three sets and No 4 Irene Cruikshank beat Yvonne
side's two wins came from No 3 David Innes beat Jacob Gopperth 6/1, 6/2 and
Alison Chamberlain beat Maree Gopperth 6/3, 6/1. Both women's doubles
were close three set encounters with the combined side's Oakes and Bruce
having a good win over Koch and Death and Manaia's Gopperth and Cruikshank
defeating mother and daughter Yvonne and Alison Chamberlain.
Pukekura were back in the winner's circle with a 12 - 4 win over McDonald
Real Estate Matapu at Matapu but theywere pushed hard.
featured four singles matches which went to three sets, while No 1 Michael
Fleming won 6/2, 6/3 against David White, the rest of the men's matches were
tough wins for Pukekura. No 2 Ben Aves beat Kyle Crowley 6/3, 0/6, 7/6,
Dennis Reid beat Jason Hurley 4/6, 7/6, 7/6 and Paul Simpson beat Rodney
Perrett 6/4, 4/6, 7/6. In the women's singles, Pukekura's top two
women, Linda Reid and Donna Thorne had easy wins over Helen Kelly and
Carolyn Koch while No 3 Jeanette Harding won in three sets over Michelle
Furness. Matapu's No 4 Ann Bridges beat Tania Fleming 7/5, 6/2.
The mens' and
women's doubles were shared and Pukekura only dropped one combines, Perrett
and Bridges defeated Simpson and Fleming 9/3.
leader Central Finance Rotokare had the bye.
remain unchanged with Hareb Deken Oakura in second, Hooker Pukekura in third
and AWE Huatoki in fourth place.
12 Oakura 4, Hawera 16 Huatoki (2) 0, Okaiawa 1 won by default against
Matapu, Okaiawa (2) bye
Manaia (1) 4, Waitara 10 Kaponga 6, Manaia (2) 9 Rotokare 7, Inglewood def
Waiwaka by default.
Oakura 95, Pukekura 92, Huatoki 84, Manaia 64, Matapu 59, Waiw/Sfd/Mid 44
102, Oakura 95, Pukekura 92, Huatoki 84, Manaia 64, Matapu 59, Waiw/Sfd/Mid
Waitara 117, Manaia (1) 93, Manaia (2) 92, Inglewood 71, Rotokare 55,
Kaponga 51, Waiwaka 45