31 January 2010
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.
one rep match left in the season, the defence of the Christie Cup against
Manawatu at Rotokare on Feb 13.