5 March 2005

Sandfords Manaia stormed into the Soffe Cup final  on March 19 with a 15-1 demolition of Midhirst at Manaia.
There was little resistance from Midhirst.  In the singles three of Manaia's women had comfortable wins.  Number one Nicole Koch and three Cindy Death only dropped one game each against Shelley Childs and Gloria WIlson.  Number four Ginny Death had a 7-5 6-2 win over Liz O'Sullivan.  Number two Davina Mills had a three set tie-breaker against Sandy Reeve.
Midhirst's number one,Chris Brown scored his sides only points with a 6-4, 7-6 upset win over Jason Mills.
Manaia's number two Thomas Luxton had a close 6-4, 7-6 win over Michael O'Sullivan while number three and four, Cameron Koch and Alaister Murdoch had easy wins over Ross Slinger and Ross Topping.
The doubles were all comfortable wins to Manaia.
Nag 'n' Noggin Rotokare booked a place in the final with a 10-6 home win over Stratford.  They got off to a great start and were ahead 6-2 after the singles.
All the men had wins in two sets.  Number one Max Ladame defeated Gavin Phelan 6-3, 7-6 while number two Mike Roberts accounted for Bruce Cleland 7-5, 6-0.  Jonathan Ussher and David Geange had victories over Grant Kite and Hasley Lobb.
In the  top two women's singles, Rotokare's Leith Atkins and Cheryl Lawrence only dropped three games between them against Brenda Gibbons and Kylie Jury. 
Stratford's number three and four, Tracey Zimmerman and Debbie Jury had easy wins over Michelle Atkins and Kanae Murakami.
Rotokare's margin of four remained as the doubles were shared equally.  Each team took took out one men's, one women's and two combines matches.
In other results  : Kaponga claimed the Wilson Trophy ( A Grade Division Two ) with an 11-5 win over Okaiawa.
Oakura collected the Sumpter Trophy (A Grade Division Three ) with a 9-7 win over Inglewood. 
The Association Cup (Div 4) went to Stratford who defeated Matapu 13-3.