Players record strong start to tennis season
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.
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.