9 February 2006

Taranaki tennis selector Alaister Murdoch has named his team for the second Christie Cup defence of the season, against Manawatu.  The men's line-up, headed by Michael Fleming, is the same that helped retain the cup in December when Taranaki drew 12-12 with Wanganui in NP.  There are two changes to the women's line-up for the Manawatu challenge, at the Rotokare courts in NP on Saturday Feb 18th.  Nicki Mills and Alesha Ford replace Catherine Stevenson and Claire Fairey.  The clash also features a B Team clash.

Taranaki A

Aaron Hine (Waiwaka), Zac Wills (Pukekura), Michael Fleming (Pukekura), Chris Popata (Waiwaka), Cameron Koch (Manaia), Jonathan Ussher (Midhirst), Nicole Koch (Manaia), Linda Reid (Pukekura), Leith Atkins (Kaponga), Nicki Mills (Waiwaka), Alesha Ford (Manaia), Cindy Death (Manaia).

Taranaki B

Thomas Luxton (Manaia), Andrew Powell (Okaiawa), Mark Atkins (Kaponga), Michael Gates (Manaia), Tony Radich (Waiwaka), Jordan Stayt (Waiwaka), Claire Fairey (Waiwaka), Donna Thorne (Pukekura), Irene Cruikshank (Manaia), Jayden Bruce (Waiwaka), Michelle Powell (Okaiawa), Min Zimmerman (Stratford).