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Martinborough, Carterton in lead

Martinborough’s Marco de Groot beat Opaki’s Chris Davidson in the singles. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV

TENNIS

CHRIS COGDALE
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Carterton worked hard to beat Martinborough Two and retain a share of the lead in the Shirley Corlett Trophy regional one tournament at Gladstone on Saturday.

Carterton won 3-0 after Matt Spooner and Andi Steinemann were each taken to three sets in their singles matches.

Number one Spooner dropped the first set to Ed Wilkie 4-6, before winning the remaining two sets 6-0 6-1.

Steinemann beat Jaime McMaster 6-4 6-7 6-3.

Spooner and Steinemann easily won the doubles 6-2 6-0.

Martinborough One joined Carterton at the top of the table with a 3-0 win over Opaki.

Their number one, Chris Wilkie, beat Brett Dymond 6-1 6-3. Marco de Groot was taken to a tiebreak in the first set by Chris Davidson but dominated the second set to win 6-0.

Wilkie and de Groot had a comfortable 6-0 6-4 win in the doubles.

Gladstone beat Masterton 2-1, the match decided in a tight third set in the doubles.

Boon Huxtable got Masterton off to the perfect start with a 6-2 6-3 win over Scott Day.

William Day beat Rhys Hooper 6-2 6-4 to level the score for Gladstone.

Huxtable and Hooper won the first set of the doubles 6-1 but the Day claimed the second and third sets in tiebreakers for a 1-6 7-6 7-6 victory.

RESULTS:

Carterton 3 Martinborough Two 0; Martinborough One 3 Opaki 0; Gladstone 2 Masterton 1.

Points: Carterton 11, Martinborough One 11; Opaki 5; Gladstone 4, Masterton 4; Martinborough Two 1.

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