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Martinborough leads interclub

Boon Huxtable retained his unbeaten record in interclub. PHOTOS/FILE

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CHRIS COGDALE
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Martinborough lead the Wairarapa Tennis Regional One Interclub Championship after the first of the doubleheaders.

On Thursday night, Masterton picked up their second win of the three-team championship, but it took until the doubles to decide their clash with Opaki 5-4.

At the top of the men’s order Boon Huxtable continued his unbeaten run for Masterton with a two-set victory over Lochie McNab.

William Day beat Duncan Oakley, and Liam Kerr triumphed over Richie Day, both in straight sets, while Chris Davidson pulled a point back for Opaki beating Andi Steinemann in two sets.

The women’s singles were shared, with Opaki’s Geri Brooking beating Netia Morison 2-0, and Julie Foley securing a vital point for Masterton winning her match with Belinda Day 10-6 in a super tiebreaker.

Huxtable and William Day secured the victory for Masterton beating McNab and Oakley in straight sets.

Opaki won the remaining doubles matches, with Davidson and Richie Day defeating Steinemann and Kerr, and Brooking and Belinda Day getting the better of Foley and Morison.

Marco de Groot won his singles and doubles for Martinborough.

Saturday’s clash between Martinborough and Opaki featured the first of the reverse singles and mixed doubles matches, but it made no difference to Martinborough, who came away with a 6-3 victory.

The southern club’s men won all four matches in straight sets, while Opaki took out both women’s matches.

Chris Wilkie beat Davidson, Marco de Groot defeated Oakley, Mike Jones got the better of Richie Day, and Rob Marshall was victorious over Stu Wyeth.

Belinda Day defeated Libby Paterson, and Katy Alsop was too good for Martha Wojcikowski to make the score 4-2 after the singles.

The mixed doubles were shared, with Martinborough’s Wilkie and Wojcikowski beating Belinda Day and Oakley, and the Opaki pair of Alsop and Richie Day prevailing over Marshall and Paterson.

De Groot and Jones completed the victory for Martinborough beating Davidson and Wyeth in straight sets.

Martinborough lead on 21 points, followed by Masterton on 14 points, but with a game in hand, and Opaki on nine points.

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