Play­ers record strong start to ten­nis sea­son

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

Tawa- Lyn­d­hurst men’s and women’s premier ten­nis teams se­cured solid wins in in­ter­club play on Satur­day.

The men’s side won their sec­ond tie from the three rounds played so far, beat­ing Mi­ra­mar 5-1.

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beat Felix Humphries 6-3, 6-1, and Mar­cel Glover and Matt Grant also won their sin­gles.

Although Charlie Hud­son lost to Hamish Mead 7- 5, 6- 4, TawaLyn­d­hurst won their dou­bles matches to record an em­phatic over­all vic­tory.

In women’s premier 1, TawaLyn­d­hurst No 1 Kelly Drew, from Auck­land, eas­ily ac­counted for Imo­gen Golder 6-4, 6-2 as the team beat Wellington 4-2.

Quinavera Te Rupe and Olivia Wells also won their sin­gles and the team won one of their two dou­bles matches.

The win over Wellington was the Tawa-Lyn­d­hurst women’s first of the sea­son, after losses to Lower Hutt (6-0) and Thorn­don (4-2), and they sit mid-ta­ble.

Tawa-Lyn­d­hurst coach Fran­cis Glover, who plays in the men’s dou­bles, said it has been a solid start to the sea­son.

The men faced a cru­cial tie against Maun­garaki this week­end, he said, as both clubs were sec­ond equal over­all, be­hind Thorn­don.

Ti­tahi Bay’s premier 1 women’s side, mean­while, were beaten 4-2 by Khan­dal­lah.

One of the wins for the Bay was recorded by their No 1, Lily O’Fa­gan, who is un­beaten in three rounds of in­ter­club this sea­son. Ti­tahi Bay are fourth over­all. Ti­tahi Bay’s premier 3 men’s side lost 4-2 to Avalon.

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