7 February 2009
Results went as
predicted in Soffe Cup tennis on Saturday, although Hooker Pacific Pukekura
were expected to dominate Hawera , at Hawera , they had to work for a 10-6
win. Pukekura' s women won all their matches, with No 1 Linda Reid and No 3
Jeanette Harding winning in the third set tiebreaker. Reid beat Sheri De'ath
4-6 6-3 7-6 and Harding defeated Erin Annabell 6-4 4-6 7-6.
Hawera won the
top two singles matches with No 1 Neil McCann beating Tony Radich 6-3 6-0
and Conrad Heron beating Meto Snegirev 6-2 6-2. Pukekura won both women's
doubles matches and the No 2 mens' doubles. Hawera came back winning three
mixed doubles matches.
leaders Central Finance Rotokare repeated their 10-6 win from the first
round over McDonald Real Estate Matapu at Matapu.
The city side
were ahead 6-2 after the singles with No 1 Ben Pollard beating David White
in three sets, No 2 Chris Popata beating Kyle Crowley 6-1 6-1, No 3
Blair Crowley beat Andy Roberts 6-3 7-5. In the women's singles, No 1
Catherine Stevenson beat Krystal Oakes in three sets, No 3 Alison
Chamberlain beat Carloyn Koch 6/2, 6/3 and No 4 Maureen Whiting beat Sarah
singles wins were No 4 Jason Hurley beat Shane Devlin 7-6 6-0 and No 2 Helen
Kelly beat Beccie Atkins 7-6 6-4.
The rest of the
matches were shared with Rotokare winning the men's doubles and Matapu
winning the women's doubles.
the top two mixed doubles matches whiel Matapu won the bottom two.
Oakura had a clean sweep, 16-0 over eighth placed Lockwood Design and Build
Okaiawa at Okaiawa. The only close mtaches were No 3 Tei Walden's 7-6 7-5
win over Andrew Baylis, No 4 Len Adamson's three set win over Les Symes and
in the mixed doubles, Tei and Miaana Walden's 9-8 win over Andrew and Jaimee
Sandfords Manaia repeated their first round 11-5 win over AWE Huatoki at
home in a tie featuring four three set tiebreakers. Manaia were ahead 5-3
after the singles with No 1, 2 and 4 having easy wins. Cameron Koch, Jordan
Fleming and Michael Gates beat Amrit Rai, Jeremy Wichman and Stuart Nairn
No 1 and 4,
Nicole Koch and Maree Gopperth provided the women's wins with Koch beating
Chris Wilson and Gopperth edging out Elly Fleming in three sets.
were by No 3 David Innes who beat Jacob Gopperth in three sets, No 2 Megan
O'Donnell didn't drop a game against Ginny Death and No 3 Alice Caskey beat
Helen Johnston who retired. The men's doubles were shared and the women's
doubles were won by Manaia, both in three sets. Manaia won three mixed
Oakura 6, Waiwaka 16 Huatoki 0, Stratford Manaia 7
Hawera 6, Huatoki 8 Stratford 8
Rotokare 136, Hareb Deken Oakura 130, Sandfords Manaia 118.5, Hooker Pacific
Pukekura 115, AWE Huatoki 83, McDonald Real Estate Matapu 73, Hawera 47,
Lockwood Design and Build Okaiawa 17.5
110, Waiwaka 107, Stratford 95, Huatoki 73.5, Oakura 61.5, Matapu 46,