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Chad Parsons snared the quinella in the regional one men's grade at the Wairarapa Shoe Clinic and Fairmont Estate Winery Wairarapa closed tennis championships played at the Masterton Tennis Centre on Saturday.

Parsons won both the singles and doubles titles, the latter in partnership with his Masterton clubmate Matt Bunny.

There were just six entries in the singles and the two unbeaten players in qualifying round play, Parsons and Opaki's Brett Dymond, met in the final.

Spectators were treated to some hard-hitting play from both men and while the scoreline of 6-3, 6-3 in Parsons' favour would suggest a comfortable win, Dymond twice missed vital points which could have given him the lead in both sets.

Only three combinations were involved in the doubles where Parsons and Bunny prevailed in both their round-robin games to clinch the title. Runners-up were Chris Davidson (Opaki) and Alistair McWilliam (Gladstone).

The regional two men's singles attracted the same small entry as the regional one, six in the singles and three in the doubles.

The singles final saw Mike King (Opaki) up against Scott Day (Gladstone) with King using his variety of topspin shots to secure a 6-0, 6-2 victory. Those two players then combined to take the doubles crown from Greg and Corbin Jolliffe.

No women's events were placed because of a paucity of entries.



Men's singles, Qualifying round: Chad Parsons beat Alistair McWilliam 6-3, 6-4; Brett Dymond beat Matt Bunny 6-3, 6-4; Chris Davidson beat Alistair McWilliam 7-5, 2-6, 10-6; Matt Bunny beat Jon McNab 6-0, 7-6; Chad Parsons beat Chris Davidson 6-0, 6-2; Brett Dymond beat Jon McNab 6-4, 6-1. Championship final: Chad Parsons beat Brett Dymond 6-3, 6-3. Plate final: Chris Davidson beat Matt Bunny 6-4, 6-1. Consolation final: Alistair McWilliam beat Jon McNab by default.

Men's doubles, Round robin: Chad Parsons and Matt Bunny beat Alistair McWilliam and Chris Davidson 6-4, 6-4; Alistair McWilliam and Chris Davidson beat Brett Dymond and Jon McNab 6-3, 3-6, 10-6; Chad Parsons and Matt Bunny beat Brett Dymond and Jon McNab 6-3, 6-3. Championship: Chad Parsons and Matt Bunny. Runners-up: Alistair McWilliam and Chris Davidson.


Men's singles, Qualifying round: Greg Jolliffe beat Sam Wilkinson 6-1, 6-0; Scott Day beat Greg Jolliffe 7-5, 6-4; Scott Day beat Sam Wilkinson 6-4, 6-1; Ben Wilkinson beat Corbin Jolliffe 6-0, 6-1; Mike King beat Corbin Jolliffe 6-0, 6-1; Mike King beat Ben Wilkinson 6-1, 6-4. Championship final: Mike King beat Scott Day 6-0, 6-2. Plate final: Ben Wilkinson beat Greg Jolliffe 6-3, 6-3. Consolation final: Sam Wilkinson beat Corbin Jolliffe 6-4, 6-2.

Men's doubles, Round-robin: Mike King and Scott Day beat Greg and Corbin Jolliffe 6-2, 6-0; Greg and Corbin Jolliffe beat Ben and Sam Wilkinson 7-5, 7-5; Mike King and Scott Day beat Ben and Sam Wilkinson 6-0, 7-5. Championship winners: Mike King and Scott Day. Runners-up: Greg and Corbin Jolliffe.


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