Qual­ity was on show at suc­cess­ful tour­na­ment

Taranaki Daily News - - Community Sport - TEN­NIS: HAMISH KERR

A small Men’s Open field still yielded a high qual­ity fi­nal in the New Ply­mouth Ten­nis Open, which took place at Ro­tokare, Hu­a­toki and Pukekura Park Ten­nis Clubs.

Jaden Grin­ter and Michael McGlinchey, both from Welling­ton, bat­tled hard to claim the ti­tle. The sur­face was very slick to be­gin with and both play­ers found it im­pos­si­ble to break serve.

Fi­nally, in the eighth game, Grin­ter over­came the McGlinchey serve for a 5-4 lead. Grin­ter con­sol­i­dated this break by hold­ing serve and claim­ing the first set. The sec­ond set saw Grin­ter jump out to an early lead which McGlinchey was never able to pull back. Grin­ter claimed the sec­ond set and the New Ply­mouth Open ti­tle in the process, 6-2.

The ladies’ sin­gles also saw a tight start that built into a com­fort­able sec­ond-set vic­tory. Nikayla Barnard won out over Naomi Bur­well 6-4 6-1.

The B-grade men’s draw saw Ha¯wera’s Grant Mor­ris take on Meto Sne­girev. Mor­ris out­lasted Sne­girev to claim the ti­tle 6-4 2-6

7-5. Sne­girev did ev­ery­thing he could to claw back from a 5-0 deficit in the fi­nal set but could not quite com­plete a mirac­u­lous come­back. Sne­girev could take some so­lace from the B-grade dou­bles which he won with Ray Te­u­nis­sen

6-7(6) 6-2 6-4.

The 10s boys was dom­i­nated by Welling­ton’s As­ton Bur­wellGar­ratt. He took out the sin­gles with a dom­i­nant 4-1 4-0 win over Taranaki’s Henry Mof­fat. Bur­wellGar­ratt then com­bined with Ti­ago Shaw to win the dou­bles as well, de­feat­ing Mof­fat and his part­ner Char­lie Broad­more.

In the 10s girls Emma Roberts was too strong for the rest of the field, beat­ing Ali­cia Nobbs 4-1 4-1.

The 16s boys proved to be a twohorse race. The fi­nal match of the round robin de­cided who would be cham­pion. An­thony Ye Cheng Cater edged out a valiant Jor­dan Whit­tle­ston to claim the ti­tle 7-6 (3)

6-4. How­ever, Whit­tle­ston teamed with fel­low Taranaki lo­cal Sammy Lewis to claim the dou­bles.

In the 18s boys Daniel Wilkin­son over­came Matthew Evans 6-3

6-2. At the time of writ­ing the 12s and 14s boys’ and girls’ com­pe­ti­tions had not been com­pleted.

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