Opaki edge into top spot

By Gary Caffell


Tennis

Opaki have taken a narrow lead in the Wairarapa Tennis Association's regional one competition.

They have 28 points, two more than Martinborough on 26, and then come Masterton (20) and Gladstone (7).

The regional two series is led by Gladstone on 28, followed by Masterton on 24, Opaki 1 (21), Martinborough 1 (15), Opaki 2 (6) and Martinborough 2 (5).

Gladstone also lead the Saturday doubles competition. They have 56 while Opaki-Carterton have 54, Carterton have 42 and Masterton 40.

Heading the Wednesday doubles competition are Tinui. They have 23, followed by Opaki 1 (20), Carterton 1 (15), Masterton (12), Opaki 3 (10), Opaki 2 (9) and Opaki 4 (8).

The interclub tennis draw for Saturday is:

Regional one: Martinborough v Opaki at Martinborough, Masterton v Gladstone at Gladstone.

Regional two: Opaki 1 v Martinborough 1 at Opaki, Opaki 2 v Martinborough 2 at Martinborough.

There will be no doubles competition play.

The draw for junior inter-club on Friday is:

Championship: St Matthew's v Martinborough at Martinborough, Hadlow Djokovics v Greytown Smashes at Masterton, Hadlow Nadals v MIS Murray at Masterton, Opaki Stars v Gladstone at Gladstone TC, MIS Sampras - bye.

Advanced A: MIS Federer v St Matthew's at St Matthew's, Carterton Bandits v Opaki Fliers at Carterton, Martinborough v Opaki Fliers at Opaki, Greytown Aces v Hadlow matches at Hadlow.

Advanced B: MIS Agassi v Opaki Rockets at MIS, MIS Williams v Opaki Smashers at MIS, Tinui Terrors v Hadlow Sets at Tinui, Hadlow Games v Gladstone at Gladstone.

Results from college grade matches last week:

Regional three A grade: Rathkeale 7 beat Rathkeale 6 15-14, Wairarapa College 3 beat Rathkeale 4 18-13, Wairarapa College 5 beat Rathkeale 3 21-8, Kuranui Daniell beat Wairarapa College 7 16-13, Wairarapa College 4 beat Rathkeale 5 15-14, Wairarapa College 1 beat Kuranui Walter 21-9, Wairarapa College 2 beat Wairarapa College 6 21-7, Rathkeale 1 beat Rathkeale 2 17-16, St Matthew's beat Wairarapa College 1 2-1 matches 17-17 games, Wairarapa College 2 beat St Matthew's 20-13.

Regional three B grade: Wairarapa College 1 girls beat St Matthew's 5 21-10, Wairarapa College 1 boys beat Wairarapa College 2 21-15, Rathkeale 2 beat Rathkeale 7 20-7, Rathkeale 4 beat Wairarapa College 3 18-13. Wairarapa College 4 beat Rathkeale 5 10-9.

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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