4 December 2005
Sandfords Manaia are
leading the Soffe Cup competition after a 14-2 demolition of previous leader
Midhirst at Manaia on Saturday.
Although the top two
men's singles were close, Jason Mills beat Jono Ussher 6-3, 7-6 and Thomas
Luxton beat Michael O'Sullivan 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, the rest of the singles were
Midhirst's No 2 Shelley
Childs defeated Ashlee Murdoch 6-2 , 6-2 and teamed up with Lyn Stanners in
a surprising defeat of Nicole Koch and Murdoch 6-0, 6-1in the doubles for
Midhirst's only wins.
Hooker Pacific Pukekura
defeated Stratford 9-7 at Stratford. Pukekura jumped to a 6-2 lead after the
singles with all their women and the top two men winning. The women had
easy wins, apart from No 4 Jeanette Harding who won in three sets over
Debbie Jury. The top two men had a battle, Zac Wills beat Gavin Phlean 7-5,
7-5 and Ben Aves had a good three set win over Elliot Campbell.
Stratford's No 3 and 4,
Bruce Cleland and Hasley Lobb defeated Meto Snegirev and Quinn Rosa.
The doubles were shared
and Stratford won three out of four combines.
Accent on Curtains
Waiwaka had a comprehensive win over Okaiawa at Hawera. They lead 6-2 after
the singles with only Okaiawa's No 2 and 4, Megan Gyde and Michelle Powell
winning their singles. Leading the way were Aaron Hine defeating Crichton
Parker 6-4, 6-1 and Clare Fairey being too good for Joanne Gyde 6-2, 6-2.
Okaiawa'a other win was
the No 2 doubles, Powell and Clare Goldsworthy defeated Glenda Frost and
Midhirst drop to third
place with Hooker Pacific Pukekura staying at second.
Kaponga had the bye.
Okaiawa 10 Huatoki 6,
Manaia (1) 10 Matapu 6, Waiwaka 15 Manaia (2) 1
Manaia 60.5, Pukekura
56, Midhirst 53, Waiwaka 49, Stratford 44, Kaponga 28.5, Okaiawa 27
Okaiawa 64,Waiwaka 52,
Matapu 50, Manaia (1) 46.5,Oakura 37.5, Huatoki 34,Manaia (2) 32