28 Feb 2021
 

Taranaki sent down an A and a B team to take on Manawatu on Sunday.  The A team was beaten by Manawatu 16-8 and the B team drew 12-12 (just retaining the Cleland Cup).
 

Perhaps the best result in the A fixture was Jorja Symes' hard fought three set victory over Manawatu's Laura Silva, 2-6 6-2 6-3.  Symes continues to be a real player on the improve, churning out solid performances in representative fixtures and interclub.
 

In the B competition a lot of tight tennis ensued.  A classic example was Doug Neilson's number three match against Manawatu's Nizar Veeronkatty.  Neilson's just eked out the victory 6-2 6-7 7-5.
 

A big contingent of players heading away and a lot of enjoyment had by all involved.