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Matamata Chronicle - - What’s On - ABBY BROWN

Nigel Grondin wowed his Waikato/King Coun­try team­mates by win­ning all 10 of his sin­gles matches at the Up­per North Is­land Teams Event re­cently.

This was the first time in the event’s his­tory that any­one had won all their sin­gles matches. Team mem­ber Joe Beat­tie at­trib­uted the Mata­mata man’s suc­cess to his com­pet­i­tive edge, which had been honed through his lawn bowls back­ground.

The out­stand­ing re­sult helped his team come third over­all.

Grondin strug­gled to con­tinue this suc­cess in the dou­bles, where he won two of his five matches.

Both Grondin and his dou­bles part­ner, Frances Beat­tie, have been play­ing for less than a year. Beat­tie said his wife had ‘‘found the go­ing a bit tough play­ing more ex­pe­ri­enced, sea­soned com­peti­tors’’; she won two of her 10 matches.

Beat­tie ad­mit­ted he was dis­ap­pointed with his and his team­mate Peter Olson’s re­sult in the dou­bles, where they won two of their five matches. In the sin­gles Olson won five of his 10 matches and Beat­tie won seven of his 10.

In the sin­gles Fisher won four and Pol­glase won five matches.

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