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
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
The doubles were all comfortable wins to
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
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.