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Top four confirmed for Interclub Tennis

Boon Huxtable led Masterton to a cleansweep over Opaki. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV

TENNIS

CHRIS COGDALE
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Masterton got the better of Opaki to claim the last place in the semifinals for the Men’s Regional One Interclub pre-Christmas competition.

Going into Friday night’s clash at Opaki both teams needed the win to qualify for the semis, with the loser to playoff for fifth and sixth.

Masterton made no race of it, with a crushing 3-0 victory.

Number one Boon Huxtable defeated Chris Davidson 6-3, 6-3, and Rhys Hooper dispatched Duncan Oakley 6-1, 6-3.

Huxtable and Hooper combined in the doubles to win a tight tussle over Oakley and Jon McNab 6-4, 6-4.

The other two fixtures were played on the grass courts in Martinborough on Saturday in winds described as brutal.

Martinborough One secured the top seeding with a 2-1 win over the previously unbeaten Carterton.

Matt Spooner scored Carterton’s only point with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Chris Wilkie.

Steve Chapman easily beat Andi Steinemann 6-2, 6-2.

Chris Wilkie and Chapman secured the number one ranking for Martinborough winning the doubles over Spooner and Steinemann 7-5, 6-3.

Gladstone locked up third place with a 2-1 win over Martinborough Two.

Ed Wilkie recorded the home side’s only win in straight sets over Scott Day.

William Day evened the scores with a 7-5, 7-5 defeat of Jaime McMaster, before he combined with Lochie McNab to win the doubles over Ed Wilkie and McMaster 6-3, 6-3.

Martinborough One will play Masterton, and Carterton will take on Gladstone in the semifinals to be played at Carterton on Saturday.

MEN’S INTERCLUB SHIRLEY CORLETT TROPHY RESULTS

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

STANDINGS

Martinborough One 17; Carterton 15; Gladstone 10; Masterton 9; Opaki 6; Martinborough Two 3.

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