28 October 2006
holders Sandfords Manaia were given a fright by Rotokare at the Rotokare
courts on Saturday. They had a 9-7 win which was only sealed in the
off to a great start with Mark Atkins, elevated to the No 1 spot in the
absence of Chris Popata, defeating Taranaki A rep player Thomas Luxton 6-4
6-7 7-6. No 2 Greg Hareb had a good win over Alaister Murdoch, 6-4 6-1 and
No 4 Kevin McLoughlin dropped the first set to love against Kelvin Tosland
but won the next one 6-4 and the tiebreak 7-6. Manaia's No 3, Michael
Gates had little trouble defeating Shane Devin 6-2, 6-1.
won three out of four singles. Rotokare were without their No 1 Leith Atkins
and Nicole Koch defeated Val McLoughlin 6-3 6-1. No 2 and 4, Alesha Ford and
Ginny Death defeated the Atkins sisters, Michelle and Beccie.
Rotokare's No 3, Emmah Ussher scored a 6-3 6-2 win over Ashlee Murdoch,
making the scores 4 all after the singles.
superior in the doubles, winning all but the top women's but what secured
victory for Manaia was their 100% record in the combines. It was down to the
wire with Gates and Murdoch winning 9-7against Hareb and Val McLoughlin and
Tosland and Death winning 9-8 against Kevin McLoughlin and Beccie Atkins.
AWE Huatoki are
top of the table after another win. They defeated Stratford/Midhirst
10-6 at Huatoki. They got away to a good start leading 5-3 after the
singles. The men's singles were shared 2 all with No 1 Jonathan Ussher and
No 2 Roy Gaskin having easy wins over Michael O'Sullivan and Grant Kite.
Stratford's No 3 and 4, Michael Short and Stephen Uhlenberg defeated Ben
Robins and Amrit Rai.
won three singles, with Saori Han , Janice Taylor and Megan Walsh having
easy wins. Stratford's No 3 Maree Jones, (previously Kaponga) had a 6-2 6-2
win over Robin Hinton.
three of the doubles and two of the combines.
defeated Okaiawa 12-4 at Okaiawa. Okaiawa were hit by injury with Len
Adamson and Andrew Baylis having to withdraw while Waiwaka had a stronger
team this week with David Geange and Nicki Martin back in the team.
Waiwaka led 6-2
after the singles with Stuart Wood the No 2, abd Geange the No 3, having
easy wins over Murray Mead and Vincent Baylis; Rhys Sutton, the No 4,
winning in three sets over Keith Stockman. .
Okaiawa's No 1
Andrew Powell defeated Jordan Stayt 6-4, 6-4.
Waiwaka's No 1,
2 and 4 women had wins with Jayden Bruce, Nicki Martin and Alison
Chamberlain beating Joanne Gyde, Megan Gyde and Claire Goldsworthy.
Okaiawa's No 3,
Beth McLeod defeated Yvonne Chamberlain 6-1, 6-4.
Waiwaka won all
the doubles and two combines.
Pukekura had the bye.
Manaia 3, Oakura 14 Huatoki 2, Team Hawera 13 Matapu 3
Soffe Cup Points
AWE Huatoki 26,
Rotokare 21, Waiwaka 18, Stratford/Midhirst 15, Okaiawa 13, Sandfords Manaia
11, Hooker Pacifc Pukekura 4