West End struggle against Parnell
Last year’s Caro Bowl runnersWest End struggled in their clash with Parnell on Friday night, going down 5-1 to the reigning champs.
Despite having home court advantage, former Kiwi tennis number one Mark Nielsen was the only Westend player to win.
He defeated Matt Prentice, who withdrew halfway through their clash with an arm injury.
New Zealand Davis Cup pair Dan King-Turner and Adam Thompson faced off, with Parnell’s King-Turner beating Thompson in three sets.
Steve Downs won for Parnell over Martin Colenbrander, who pulled out halfway into their match with an arm injury, while Jacob Olsen scored a three set win over James Greenhalgh.
Meanwhile Alistair Hunt and Downs beat Nielsen and Greenhalgh in the doubles.
In other matches Pompallier managed a countback victory over Blockhouse Bay, despite ATP-ranked Finn Tearney going down to Jackson Bodle in an upset loss.
Newcomers Campbell Park had a 5-1 win over Royal Oak, helped by Aussie professionals Kaden Hensel and Andrew Gregory.
In the women’s competition Royal Oak defeated newly promoted Glendowie 5-1, while Pompellier lost 60 to Mission Bay.
Next Friday West End’s men travel to Kohimarama while Royal Oak host Pompellier and Campbell Park take on Blockhouse Bay at Campbell Park.
And in women’s action Pompellier host Royal Oak at Pompellier.