West End strug­gle against Par­nell

Auckland City Harbour News - - Sport -

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.

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