Ten­nis tri­umph

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

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.

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