31 January 2010

The Taranaki senior tennis team retained the Adidas Cup in the weekend. Selector/Manager Bruce Cleland said on Friday that it would be tough to retain it as a number of players were unavailable due to work commitments and injury.
The 10 member team, made up of 6 teenagers, beat Wairarapa 11 - 5 and Wanganui 9-7 in hot conditions on Saturday. They then had to battle strong winds and beat Manawatu 10-6 on Sunday. Taranaki's matches were played at the Rotokare Tennis Club while Pukekura Park Tennis Club hosted the other matches.
Taranaki finished on 33 points, 6 ahead of Wairarapa and Wanganui who tied for second on 27. Manawatu were 4th on 15.
Taranaki have one rep match left in the season, the defence of the Christie Cup against Manawatu at Rotokare on Feb 13.