27 January 2008

AWE Huatoki 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.
Huatoki's top two women, Lucy Barlow and Saori Han beat Leah Fletcher and Becky Bruckner convincingly.
Oakura won 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 6/3, 6/0.
Huatoki won 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.
Huatoki only dropped one combines, Mitchell and Bruckner defeated Tristan Stayt and Wilson 9/3.
Sandfords 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 Chamberlain. 
The combined 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.
Hooker Pacific Pukekura were back in the winner's circle with a 12 - 4 win over McDonald Real Estate Matapu at Matapu but theywere pushed hard.
The match 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.
Compettion leader Central Finance Rotokare had the bye.

 Placings remain unchanged with Hareb Deken Oakura in second, Hooker Pukekura in third and AWE Huatoki in fourth place.

Wilson Trophy
Huatoki (1) 12 Oakura 4, Hawera 16 Huatoki (2) 0, Okaiawa 1 won by default against Matapu, Okaiawa (2) bye 
Sumpter Trophy
Stratford 12 Manaia (1) 4, Waitara 10 Kaponga 6, Manaia (2) 9 Rotokare 7, Inglewood def Waiwaka by default.
Soffe Cup
Rotokare 102, Oakura 95, Pukekura 92, Huatoki 84, Manaia 64, Matapu 59, Waiw/Sfd/Mid 44
Wilson Trophy
Rotokare 102, Oakura 95, Pukekura 92, Huatoki 84, Manaia 64, Matapu 59, Waiw/Sfd/Mid 44
Sumpter Trophy
Stratford 119, Waitara 117, Manaia (1) 93, Manaia (2) 92, Inglewood 71, Rotokare 55, Kaponga 51, Waiwaka 45