31 Jan 2015

AWE Huatoki and RE/MAX Pukekura recorded whitewash victories over Hareb Deken Oakura and Central Finance Rotokare respectively, whilst in a closer tie Inglewood Club Inglewood defeated Farmlands Okaiawa/Manaia 10-6

Huatoki's comprehensive win over Oakura was achieved despite not having a full strength line-up on the men's side.  Alistair Nairn, Jayden Harrison and Cory Sutherland only gave up a total of 5 games combined in the singles with winning margins of 6-2 6-0, 6-0 6-1 and 6-1 6-1 over Simon Spurdle, Mark Bridges and Chris Edler.  Huatoki's line-up of women should have been challenged but Oakura were missing their usually strong line-up.  Sophie Robertson, Ellen O'Byrne and Erin Annabell weren't really pressed to achieve victories.  Chris Wilson at No.3 for Huatoki was taken to three sets by Lauren Luttrell.  The doubles and combines were all one way traffic for Huatoki and they were able to achieve maximum points to maintain their lead in Soffe Cup.

Pukekura held their second place spot on the Soffe Cup ladder with another resounding 16-0 victory over Rotokare.  A near full-strength team line-up were far too good in the singles matches although Bridget Coleman for Rotokare did take Rebecca Wormald to three sets.  Shaun Alborough had an easy win over Kyle Crowley 6-1 6-1 at No.1. Mat Garnham, making his Soffe Cup debut, dispatched Shane Devlin 6-3 6-0, whilst the No.3 and No.4 men, David Barnard and Thomson Matuku continued their good season form with wins over John Lehman and Ben Fitzgibbon.  Louise Waite was deadly in her 6-1 6-0 defeat of Jane Symons.  Kirsten Reid and Linda Reid were able to call on their experience to propel themselves to wins over Juliet Farquar and Helena Goodin.  Both sides made innovative doubles pairings in an attempt to maximise the outcome for their team but it proved to be more of the same for Pukekura.

Inglewood swapped places with Okaiawa/Manaia to move to third on the Soffe Cup table when they were able to defeat the combined side 10-6.  Inglewood led 6-2 after the singles showing strength in the women and bottom men's singles.  For Inglewood, the three Spurdle siblings all won, albeit in three sets.  Hamish Mead and Mark Laurence for Okaiawa/Manaia won all their matches to give the home side five wins.  Okaiawa/Manaia picked up a further combines win but the remaining four doubles matches were enough to keep Inglewood ahead.

Huatoki 16 Oakura 0
Alistair Nairn b Simon Spurdle 6-2 6-0
Jayden Harrison b Mark Bridges 6-0 6-1
Cory Sutherland b Chris Edler 6-1 6-1
Huatoki won No.4 man by default
Sophie Robertson b Ana Spurdle 6-1 6-2
Ellen O’Byrne b Anne Bridges 6-2 6-1
Chris Wilson b Lauren Luttrell 6-3 3-6 6-3
Erin Annabell b Belinda Willis 6-2 6-0
Nairn/Harrison b Spurdle/Bridges 6-0 6-1
Robertson/O’Byrne b Spurdle/Bridges 6-0 6-1
Wilson/Annabell b Luttrell/Willis 6-0 6-2
Nairn/Robertson b Spurdle/Spurdle 9-4
Harrison/Wilson b Bridges/Bridges 9-3
Sutherland/O’Byrne b Edler/Luttrell 9-1 

Pukekura 16 Rotokare 0
Shaun Alborough b Kyle Crowley 6-1 6-1
Mat Garnham b Shane Devlin 6-3 6-0
David Barnard b John Lehman 7-5 6-3
Thomson Matuku b Ben Fitzgibbon 6-3 6-3
Louise Waite b Jane Symons 6-1 6-0
Kirsten Adam b Juliet Farquar 6-4 6-1
Linda Reid b Helena Goodin 6-1 6-3
Rebecca Wormald b Bridget Coleman 5-7 6-1 6-3
Alborough/Barnard b Crowley/Devlin 4-6 6-3 7-6
Garnham/Matuku bLehman/Fitzgibbon 6-0 6-1
Waite/Wormald b Symons/Coleman 6-1 6-4
Adam/Reid b Farquar/Goodin 6-3 6-1
Alborough/Waite b Crowley/Symons 9-1
Garnham/Reid Devlin/Goodin 9-1
Barnard/Adam b Lehman/Coleman 9-5
Matuku/Wormald b Fitzgibbon/Farquar 9-5

Inglewood 10 Okaiawa/Manaia 6
Malcolm Masters lost to Hamish Mead 6-1 6-4
Luke Brown lost to Mark Laurence 6-2 6-1
Campbell Mace b Josh Murdoch 6-3 6-3
Derek Spurdle b Andrew Baylis 6-2 6-3
Krystal Oakes b Grace Kelly 6-2 6-2
Maria Spurdle b Lauren Fraine 4-6 6-4 6-0
Michaela Spurdle b Caroline Jackson 5-7 6-3 7-6(4)
Alex Spurdle b Georgia Jackson 3-6 6-1 7-5
Masters/Brown lost to Mead/Laurence 6-1 7-5
Mace/Spurdle b Murdoch/Baylis 5-7 6-1 12-10
Oakes/Maria Spurdle b Kelly/Fraine 6-1 6-3
Michaela Spudle/A.Spurdle b Jackson/Jackson 6-0 7-5
Masters/Oakes lost to Mead/Kelly 9-4
Brown/Maria Spurdle lost to Laurence/Fraine 9-3
Mace/Michaela Spurdle lost to Murdoch/C.Jackson 9-4
Spurdle/A.Spudle b Baylis/G.Jackson 9-5

Soffe Cup Results

Pukekura 16 Rotokare 0, Huatoki 16 Oakura 0, Inglewood 10 Okaiawa/Manaia 6

Soffe Cup Points

Huatoki 89.5, Pukekura 81, Inglewood 65, Okaiawa/Manaia 60.5, Rotokare 48, Oakura 47.5

Wilson Trophy Results

Stratford 16 Stratford/Inglewood 0, Pukekura 9 Matapu 7, Huatoki 9 Okaiawa/Hawera 7

Wilson Trophy Points

Stratford 18, Pukekura 11, Huatoki 11, Okaiawa/Hawera 7, Matapu 7, Stratford/Inglewood 0

Sumpter Trophy Results

Pukekura 12 Huatoki 4, Manaia 14 Hawera 2

Sumpter Trophy Points

Manaia 16, Pukekura 14, Huatoki 4, Hawera 2