Pacific Pukekura have their first home game of the second round tomorrow
when they play Stratford. In the first round Pukekura won 9-7 but will
probably increase that margin on the astroturf courts, a surface they
are more familiar with than the grass of Stratford. Pukekura's top
player, Zac Wills will play Gavin Phelan, Tony Radich will play Bruce
Cleland, Ben Aves will play Grant Kite and Meto Snegirev will play
Hasley Lobb. Pukekura should win the top three matches while Stratford
could win the No 4 match.
women should repeat their record of the first round and win all their
singles matches to set up the win.
experienced Linda Reid, Donna Thorne, Kirsten Adam should not have any
trouble against Kylie Jury, Tracey Zimmerman and Min Zimmerman while the
No 4 match between Jeanette Harding and Debbie Jury could go either way.
Manaia lost 12-4 to Accent on Curtains Waiwaka in the first round but
they were without their top player Jason Mills and Alaister Murdoch was
playing on an injury. It looks like Manaia will reverse the result.
should beat Aaron Hine but Waiwaka's No 2 Chris Popata should beat
Cameron Koch. Jordan Stayt will play
Alaister Murdoch and David Geange will play Michael Gates. Manaia
may pick up those matches.
women's matches, Manaia is likely to win all their
matches. Nicole Koch, Alesha Ford,
Cindy Death and Abby Death should be too good for Nicki Martin, Clare
Fairey, Jaydyn Bruce and Glenda Frost.
will probably be too good for
Kaponga, having beaten them 12-4 in the first round. Although there will
be different line-ups, the result should be similar. The top men's
matches are between Midhirst's Jono Ussher and Len Adamson and Chris
Brown and Kyle Crowley while in the women's Lyn Stanners will play and
Maree Jones will play Shelley Childs. All are expected to go Midhirst's