Plenty of prowess at Counties Tennis finals
In a showdown of the best tennis athletes across Franklin, it was Chris Hobbs from Patumahoe Tennis Club who emerged victorious, as the grade one singles winner of the Counties Tennis Grade Championships.
The grade one singles final was a repeat of the previous two years, with Hobbs and Pukekohe’s Michael Truter going head to head - however this time Hobbs prevailed, winning 7-6 4-6 6-0, to take the crown of best tennis player in the Counties region.
Michael Truter and Jarrod Richards defended their doubles title 6-4 7-5 against Patumahoe’s Sam Pascoe and Chris Hobbs.
Counties Tennis Grade Championships: Grade 1 singles: Winner: Chris Hobbs ( Patumahoe club), runner up: Michael Truter (Pukekohe); Grade 1 doubles: Winners: Jarrod Richards and Michael Truter (Pukekohe), runners up: Sam Pascoe & Chris Hobbs (Patumahoe); Grade 2: Winner: Cole Northcott (Pukekohe East), runner up: Liam Simnor (Waiuku); Grade 3: Winner: Brayden Buckley-Smith (Pukekohe), runner up: Alexander Murphy (Runciman); Grade 4: Winner: George Roose (Pukekohe East), runner up: Ryan Crawford (Waiuku); Grade 5: Winner: Adam Searle (Pukekohe East), runner up: Benika Vandermeer (Bombay); Grade 6: Winner: Nicholas Muller (Pukekohe), runner up: Jack Luen (Patumahoe).
Counties Tennis Interclub Finals:Grade 2: Pukekohe East Topspins beat Runciman 5 – 1; Grade 3: Patumahoe beat Pukekohe East Racketeers 5 – 1; Grade 4: Pukekohe East Breakers beat Waiuku Blue 4-2; Grade 5: Pukekohe beat Pukekohe East Hitters 3 – 3 (won on a countback); Grade 6: Pukekohe Red beat Patumahoe Kennex 6-3. Grade 7: Pukekohe Laser Shots beat Pukekohe East Hot Shots 9-0.
Pukekohe’s Vaughn Cameron, Darren Theart, Luca Morrison, Charlie Seabrook, Joshua Shaw and Luke Thorn were the grade 7 winners.