Tawa-Lyndhurst are sitting pretty in the premier men’s and women’s tennis interclub competitions after big wins on Saturday.
In the men’s competition, Pratt Keerasuntonpong was well beaten 6-1, 6-4 by professional player Finn Tearney in the battle of the TawaLyndhurst and Khandallah No 1s.
Kurt McNamara won in three sets, and Marcel Glover and Charlie Hudson won their matches in straight sets for Tawa-Lyndhurst.
The doubles team of Marcel and Francis Glover dominated their opponents 6-0, 6-1, but Keerasuntonpong and Hudson lost 6-2, 6-3.
The 4- 2 win leaves TawaLyndhurst on 29 points after six rounds, equal with Paraparaumu Beach and Wellington Wakefield. Thorndon lead on 41 points. In women’s premier action, TawaLyndhurst thrashed Vogelmorn 5-1.
The result leaves them fourth equal with Maungaraki on 23 points, well behind Lower Hutt (40) and Thorndon (35).
For Tawa-Lyndhurst, Kelly Drew was outstanding in her 6- 2, 6- 0 demolition of Tamara Anderson, and Olivia Wells similarly destroyed Sheree Willman 6-0, 6-0.
Quinavera Te Rupe was the other singles winner.
Titahi Bay, meanwhile, lost 4-2 to Thorndon in the premier women’s grade and are sixth of the eight teams.
Titahi Bay’s top men’s team outclassed Lower Hutt 5-1 in premier three. They also sit sixth.