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
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.