All the Soffe
Cup tennis was rain affected on Saturday. In the match between Hooker
Pacific Pukekura and Okaiawa at Hawera, Pukekura were leading 6 -2 after the
singles. All the women won their matches with the top two women, Linda
Reid and Donna Thorne only conceding three games against Joanne Gyde and
Megan Gyde. No 3 Kirsten Adam had a close match against Clare Goldsworthy
before coming out the winner, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6.
matches were shared after Zac Wills and Ben Aves, (Pukekura), the No 1 and 3
won their matches against Crichton Parker and Murray Mead and Okaiawa's
Andrew Powell and Andrew Baylis won their matches against teenagers, Tony
Radich and Quinn Rosa.
were shared with three out of four going to a third set tie breaker. With
the score at 8-4 the match was called because of rain without the combines
being played and the remaining points were shared.
In the match
between Manaia and Kaponga at Manaia, Manaia were leading 6-1 in the singles
when the match was called off. They were all relatively easy wins for
Manaia. Kaponga's one win was No 2 Maree Jones who defeated Ashlee Murdoch
were completed in the Waiwaka v Stratford match at Waiwaka before the rain
came. Waiwaka were leading 7-1 as they won three matches by
default. Stratford only fielded three women. The top two women's matches
were both won by Waiwaka in the third set tie-breaker with Clare Fairey and
Jayden Bruce defeating Kylie Jury and Tracey Zimmerman. No 3 Glenda Frost
defeated Kelsi Bevins 6-3, 6-3.
In the men's
singles - No 2 Chris Popata didn't drop a game against Elliot Campbell and
Stratford's No 3 Bruce Cleland defeated Jordan Stayt 1-6, 6-1, 7-6.
Pukekura has a jump on the rest of the field with 42 points, Midhirst is
second on 26.
Matapu 12 1/2
Huatoki 3 1/2, Ecolab Manaia 12 Oakura 4, Stratford v Inglewood postponed
until 3 Dec.
Huatoki 6, Manaia 1 9 1/2 Oakura 6 1/2, Okaiawa 13 Manaia 3
Pukekura 42, Midhirst 26, Manaia 25 1/2, Waiwaka 20, Stratford 19, Okaiawa
13, Kaponga 10 1/2
Matapu 32 1/2,
Manaia 25, Oakura 19, Huatoki 10 1/2, Inglewood 3, Stratford 0
Matapu 17, Huatoki 17, Waiwaka 15, Manaia 2 10, Manaia 1 9 1/2, Oakura 7 1/2