NZ Nationals Championships

14 Jan 2014 (10:00pm)
Ajeet Rai/Belov
(unseeded) have finished runners-up in the 16s Doubles, beaten 7-6(4) 6-1 by the No.4 seeds

13 Jan 2014 (08:40pm)

Ajeet Rai
has won the 9th-16th playoffs, winning his 2nd round match 6-2 6-3 and then the final 7-5 6-2.
Hamish Mead won through to the semi-final of the Full feed-in Consolation with 2 further straight sets victories but was then beaten 6-2 6-0.
In the doubles, Rai/Belov beat the No.1 seeds, Keerasuntonpong/Philpot, 6-4 6-2.  Mead/Stephens defeated Keiren Rooney/Joshua Snowdon-Poole 6-3 6-4.
This set up a Taranaki semi-final match which went easily to Rai/Belov 6-0 6-2.  Unseeded Rai/Belov will play the final Tuesday 11:30am

12 Jan 2014 (07:30pm)
Ajeet Rai/Sergey Belov and Hamish Mead/Stephens have both recorded 6-3 6-3 victories in the doubles to move to the 16s quarter-finals.
Rai/Belov play top seeds Keerasuntonpong/Philpot whilst Mead/Stephens (No.3 seeds) play Keiren Rooney/Joshua Snowdon-Poole (No.6 seeds).
Both matches are scheduled for Monday 2pm.

12 Jan 2014 (06:14pm)
Ajeet Rai won his first round match in the 9-16 playoff against Joshua Snowdon-Poole 6-2 2-6 6-4. His next match is at 9am Monday.

12 Jan 2014 (12:21pm)
At the 12s, in the full feed-in Consolation, Jayden Harrson lost his first match 7-5 6-1.  In the doubles Harrison and partner Jake Naylor had a tight first round victory 6-3 6-7(3) 11-9.
However, they lost their 2nd round match narrowly against the 6th seeds 6-2 2-6 10-7.

At the 16s, Ajeet Rai was undone by the No.2 seed Rob Reynolds 6-1 7-5 in a third round match.  Rai will now play off for 9th to 16th place.
Hamish Mead has won his first match in the full feed-in Consolation 6-2 6-0.
In doubles, Rai and his partner Sergei Belov won their first round match 6-4 6-0.  Mead and his partner Benjamin Stephens had a first round bye.

10 Jan 2014
At the 12s being played in Christchurch, Jayden Harrison had a first round win 6-0 6-4 but was then beaten by the 12th seed 6-3 6-2 Jayden progresses to the Consolation.

At the 16s being played in Hamilton, Hamish Mead and Ajeet Rai are entered.  Hamish Mead won his first round match 6-1 6-2 before losing to the 7th seed in 3 sets 4-6 6-1 6-1.  Hamish progresses to the Consolation.
Ajeet Rai is the 14th seed and won his first round match 7-5 6-1 amd his second round match 6-2 6-2.  Rai will now play No.2 seed Rob Reynolds in Round 3 (Sat 1:15pm).
Rai and his partner are unseeded in the doubles and will play Saturday.  Mead and his partner are seeded 3 and will play their first match on Sunday.

6 Jan 2014

The 14s are being played in Auckland.  Caleb Fleming, Louise Waite and Hikaru Han are participating.  Louise Waite is the No.8 seed.
Waite had a bye in the first round followed by a 6-1 6-1 victory, then a third round win 6-4 4-6 6-4.  Waite then played the No.4 seed Tiana Windbuchler and lost in 3 sets 6-4 4-6 6-3.
Waite will now play off tomorrow for 5th-8th placing.
Han won her first round match 6-2 6-4 and then lost to Windbuchler 6-1 6-2.  She also lost her first round Consolation match to Amelia Lawson 6-0 6-4.  Lawson recently won the Taranaki Open 14s Girls singles title.

Fleming lost his first round match 6-0 7-5.  He then lost narrowly in the first round of the Consolation 3-6 6-1 10-1.

In doubles matches, Waite combined with Meg Henderson (Central) to be the No.8 seeds.  Waite/Henderson lived up to their seeding, going out in the quarter-final 6-2 6-4 to the No.2 seed.
Han combined with Elys Ventura (Northern) but had a first round loss 6-3 6-4.