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.
Competition 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 Kelly 6/3,6/2.
Matapu's 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.
Rotoakre won the top two mixed doubles matches whiel Matapu won the bottom two.
Second placed 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 Baylis.
Third placed 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 respectively.
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.
Huatoki's wins 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 doubles.
Wilson Trophy
Matapu 10 Oakura 6, Waiwaka 16 Huatoki 0, Stratford Manaia 7
Sumpter Trophy
Inglewood 10 Hawera 6, Huatoki 8 Stratford 8
Soffe Cup
Central Finance 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
Wilson Trophy
Ecolab Manaia 110, Waiwaka 107, Stratford 95, Huatoki 73.5, Oakura 61.5, Matapu 46, Okaiawa 38