28 Nov 2020
Dominant Performances in Soffe Cup
Okaiawa hosted Huatoki and ran out winners 12-4. Rotokare welcomed
Stratford and then beat them soundly 14-2. Pukekura travelled down to
Oakura and came out on top 13-3.
Okaiawa dominated proceedings down south and really gave Huatoki few chances.
All of the singles were two set affairs with Huatoki managing wins in the three
and four women’s matches to Ellen O’Byrne and Jae Laurence over Aroha Beattie
and Dayna Corbett. This left Okaiawa up 6-2 after the singles. To
have a chance, Huatoki needed to capitalise in the women’s doubles where they
seemed to be more competitive. Unfortunately, all of the doubles went to
Okaiawa as well. The combines were then evenly split to give the final
12-4 score line.
Rotokare dominated proceedings against Stratford. Rotokare’s Blair Crowley managed to recover when down a set to win 4-6 6-4 6-1 over Callum Old. Shane Devlin, also of Rotokare, showed a wealth of experience to recover and win against Matt Kissick, 5-7 6-2 6-3. Stratford did manage one win at the men’s number three spot, where Ross Slinger overcame Soffe Cup debutante Luke De Villiers 6-4 6-1. Rotokare continued throughout the doubles and the combines, conceding only one match. Stratford’s Old and Tippett got the better of Crowley and Atkinson 9-7.
Next week will be the second to last round before the break for Christmas.
Huatoki will be at home to Oakura, Pukekura will host Rotokare and Stratford
will accommodate Inglewood. Okaiawa has the bye.
The points at present for Soffe Cup are Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Pukekura 67, Central Finance Rotokare 47, Okaiawa Hotel Okaiawa 46, Oakura 38, McDonald Real Estate Stratford 29, Latitude Homes Inglewood 24 and Huatoki 19