Who’s who of ten­nis in Caro Bowl tour­na­ment

Auckland City Harbour News - - SPORT -

Auck­land’s premier ten­nis com­pe­ti­tion is set to serve up its first round of matches tonight.

The Caro Bowl was first held in 1919 and it has his­tor­i­cally fea­tured the best play­ers from around New Zealand. The men’s com­pe­ti­tion gets go­ing tonight with Pom­pal­lier fac­ing off against last year’s fi­nal­ists Block­house Bay while Re­muera take on Cockle Bay.

De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Par­nell will start their cam- paign against a Ko­hi­marama side.

The fi­nal match of the round will be Royal Oak tak­ing on Par­nell’s sec­ond team.

Open­ing night for the women’s draw pits de­fend­ing

youth­ful champs Sun­ny­hills against Re­muera at the Re­muera Rack­ets Club.

Ko­hi­marama is at home to Royal Oak and Pom­pal­lier host Glen­dowie. The two women’s Par­nell sides square off against each other in the sea­son opener at Par­nell Ten­nis Club. This year, like other years, will fea­ture a list of player names re­sem­bling a who’s who of for­mer and cur­rent Davis Cup and Fed Cup play­ers.

There is also a strong con- tin­gent of up and com­ing ju­nior play­ers who will again try to make their mark dur­ing the sea­son.

Visit ten­nisauck­land.co.nz/ ten­nis-auck­land/scar­bro­caro-bowl/ for a full sea­son draw.

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