Opaki's men set up easy victory


Tennis

Opaki and Martinborough secured comfortable wins when regional one interclub tennis matches continued in Wairarapa on Saturday.

A clean sweep of the men's singles set the standard for Opaki's 7-2 success over Masterton with Brett Dymond, Jon McNab and Chris Davidson all scoring in straight sets. Stu Wyeth, on the other hand, had a battle royal with Duncan Oakley with Wyeth finally grabbing the spoils 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.

It was one apiece in the women's singles where Jan Wyeth won for Opaki and Georgia Atkinson for Masterton and Opaki had a 2-1 edge in the doubles. There again Atkinson was a winner for Masterton, partnering Matt Bunny to a three-set combines victory over Jon McNab and Jan Wyeth.

Results, Opaki names first:

Men's singles: Brett Dymond beat Matt Bunny 6-3, 6-4; Stu Wyeth beat Duncan Oakley 7-5, 5-7, 6-4; Jon McNab beat George Passi 6-2, 6-4; Chris Davidson beat Jamie McMaster 6-1, 6-0.

Women's singles: Charlotte Mossman lost to Georgia Atkinson 0-6, 2-6; Jan Wyeth beat Dushka Warren 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.

Men's doubles: Wyeth and Davidson beat Oakley and McMaster 6-2, 6-1.

Combined doubles: Dymond and Mossman beat Passi and Warren 7-6, 7-6; McNab and J. Wyeth lost to Bunny and Atkinson 7-6, 4-6, 4-6.

Martinborough defeated Gladstone 7-2 in a match in which Gladstone had to default one singles and one doubles game.

Matt Nicholson, Andy Darling and Bruce Lovell won their men's singles for Martinborough with promising Mitchell Blackwood getting one back for Gladstone.

The women's singles were tied up at 1-1, Rhona Lovell scoring by default for Martinborough and Sandra McNab winning a three-setter against Libby Paterson for Gladstone, and the three doubles all went to Martinborough.

Results, Martinborough names first:

Men's singles: Matt Nicholson beat Angus Preston 6-0, 6-0; Andy Darling beat Alistair McWilliam 6-2, 6-0; Campbell Venning lost to Mitchell Blackwood 1-6, 6-1, 6-7; Bruce Lovell beat Aidan Smith 7-6, 6-1.

Women's singles: Rhona Lovell won by default; Libby Paterson lost to Sandra McNab 6-1, 2-6, 3-6.

Men's doubles: Nicholson and Venning beat McWilliam and Dymond 6-4, 6-0.

Combined doubles: Darling and R. Lovell beat McNab and Preston 6-1, 4-6, 6-1; B. Lovell and Paterson won by default.

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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