Plenty of prow­ess at Coun­ties Ten­nis fi­nals

Franklin County News - - SPORT -

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.

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