Tawa-Lyndhurst tennis dominance continues
It started shakily for Tawa-Lyndhurst whose No 2 Marcel Glover was hampered by a shoulder injury.
Premier interclub tennis resumed on Saturday with Tawa-Lyndhurst proving just as dominant as before Christmas.
The men’s side dropped one match in its opening round games against Miramar.
It started shakily for TawaLyndhurst due to No 2 Marcel Glover playing hurt.
He was hampered by a shoulder injury and retired early to Miramar’s Robbie Barnsley after losing the first set 6-4.
Glover later returned to the court for the doubles, serving underarm, but doing enough in partnership with Michael McGlinchey to take the win against Barnsley and Josh Hampton 6-3 6-4.
Olly Sadler was pushed to three sets by Miramar’s Jaden Grinter, 6-2 3-6 6-2, and again in the doubles alongside Francis Glover, when they won 6-2 4-6 10-3 against Grinter and Daniel Hawk.
In the women’s premier division it was a listless start for preChristmas runners-up Khandallah who were upset by Tawa-Lyndhurst on a 3-3 countback.
Ivy McLean beat Tawa’s Maggie Dai 6-1 6-0 but her Khandallah teammates lost the remaining singles.
Teams are vying for a spot in the premier grand final determined by the highest combined points from both pre and post-Christmas competitions.