5 February 2005
Soffe Cup review
Manaia handed Pukekura a tennis lesson when they thumped them 14-2 at Manaia
player Jason Mills had an easy 6-1, 6-4 win over Zac WIlls. No 3 Cameron
Koch had a good win, 3-6,7-5, 7-6
Waite and No 4 Alaister Murdoch dropped the first set to love before winning
Waite had a battle before winning 7-6, 7-6 over Thomas Luxton.
Manaia 's women
won all their singles matches easily. Pukekura were weakened as their top
player Linda Reid was missing again this week.
The rest of the
matches were easy wins to Manaia apart from two matches; Koch and Murdoch
battled hard to defeat the Waites, 7-5, 6-4 and Cindy Death and Ashlee
Murdoch had a 7-5 first set win against Janette Harding and Kirsten Adam
dropping a game in the second set.
only other victory came in the No 3 combines which they won by default.
off to a great start, winning all the men's singles easily against Accent on
Curtains Waiwaka at Waiwaka.
No1 Max Ladame
was not troubled against Pieter van der Kooij winning 6-1, 6-1. Waiwaka
were again without their kingpin, Aaron Hine.
missing two of their regular women and No 1 Leith Atkins was the only woman
to win her singles. She fought out a three - setter, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 against
Clare Fairey. Waiwaka's Nicki Mills and Glenda Frost had easy wins over
Michelle Atkins and Kanae Murikame while Ana McSeveny defeated Emma Ussher
in three sets.
on to win all the rest of the matches apart from the top doubles. Fairey
and MIlls defeated the mother/daughter combination of Leith and Michelle
strength at home came to the fore when they upset Midhirst 11 -5 to jump to
3rd place and semifinal contention.
They got off
to a flyer, winning all the men's singles. No 1 Gavin Phelan defeated Chris
Brown in a match which couldn't have been any closer : 6-7, 7-5, 7-6.
Elliot Campbell defeated Michaal O'Sullivan 6-3, 6-4, Bruce Cleland defeated
Ross Slinger 6-2,
7-5 and Grant
Kite won in the third set tie-breaker over Val Cleaver, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6.
Midhirst were without their top player Kathyrn O'Sullivan, their top three
women won their singles with Shelley Childs defeating Kylie Jury 6-1,6-3,
Sandy Reeve defeating Jaydyn Bruce 6-1, 7-5 and Gloria Wilson having a three
set win over Tracey Zimmerman.
Zimmerman won her match against Liz O'Sullivan easily.
1, Chris Brown suffered an elbow and shoulder injury at 1-4 in the doubles
and was forced to withdraw, handing victory in that match and the combines
the other men's doubles while Midhirst's women won both their doubles.
Stratford won all the combines.
Manaia 7, Okaiawa 9 Hawera 7, Matapu 12 Waitara 4
Inglewood 8, Huatoki 8 Rotokare 8, Manaia 10 Oakura 6
Hawera 3, Stratford 13 Waiwaka 3
Manaia 96 1/2, Rotokare
74, Stratford 57.5, Pukekura 55,Waiwaka 49, Midhirst 47
Kaponga 34, Okaiawa 27, Manaia 26, Hawera 25, Waitara 9
Inglewood 31, Oakura 30, Manaia 27, Rotokare 21, Huatoki 18
Pukekura 26, Matapu 19, Waiwaka 19, Hawera 15