The second round of Scarbro Caro Bowl tennis had plenty of expectation in the men’s draw with a replay of the 2008 final played in front of a big crowd as Parnell hosted West End and slightly better weather compared to the opening round.
West End have been bolstered this season with Davis Cup player Oliver Statham available for the first couple of rounds and Alistair Hunt joining the side from Parnell. They therefore went into the clash as favourites against Parnell who have stayed with the tried and true.
Statham again ended up wondering why Caro Bowl appears harder than the professional circuit as he and former South African pro, Wesley Whitehouse were beaten in an exciting match which they lost in a third set tiebreak against Matt Prentice and Steve Downs.
Prentice also teed off on the ball on every shot to win the top singles over Statham as well.
The wins for West End came thanks to Hunt and Adam Thompson in the singles and Hunt and Mark Nielsen in the bottom doubles with the overall score eventually coming down to a games countback after scores were level at 3-3 and sets at 7-7. West End won 71 games to 67 and are third equal.
Parenell have another tough task when they play away to Blockhouse Bay who are sure to have all of their best players available for the third round clash. West End are at home and face neighbours Pompallier..
Blockhouse Bay are equal leaders on 14 points with Campbell Park. The Bay used Kiwi pro Marcus Daniell to score a straight set win over Pompalliers Nick Wiles in the 6-0 victory.
Campbell Park are finding their two Argentine players Gustavo Gomez and Mariano Pettirosso to their liking securing a 4-2 triumph over Royal Oak who had Kiril Tcherveniachki return to their side. The true test for Campbell Park will be when they play Remuera this Friday.
In the other men’s contest Remuera gained a 5-1 win over the young Kohimarama team. Remuera are now at home against Campbell Park in what should be a contest worth watching. Kohimarama are away to Royal Oak.
The women’s competition saw Royal Oak finish with a 5-1 score against Mission Bay dropping just the No4 singles. Leela Beattie winning 6-2 6-3 over Imogen Golder in the top spot. The Oak play away to Pompallier in the third round and can expect to continue their winning way.
Remuera gained their first points of the season as former pro Shona Lee accounted for Pompallier’s Karina Bradnam in straight sets.
In the other women’s contest Briar Preston and Tracey O’Connor secure most of the points for Kohimarama against Glendowie and now lead the grade on 15, one ahead of Royal Oak.
Glendowie play away to Mission Bay in the next round while the Remuera team take on Parnell at Parnell who will be desperate for some points.
Women’s second round results:
Royal Oak 5 Mission Bay 1
Leela Beattie bt Imogen Golder 6-2 6-3
Nicola Kaiwai bt Christina Foote 6-2 7-5
Angela Swinkels bt Dana Gray 6-2 6-3
Rachel Dive lt Di D’Audney 6-7 6-4 6-2
Beattie/Swinkels bt Golder/Foote 6-1 6-0
Kaiwai/Dive bt D’Audney/Wendy Owen 6-3 6-0
Remuera 4 Pompallier 2
Shona Lee bt Karina Bradnam 6-4 6-2
Shelley Bryce bt Selema Taufa 6-1 6-2
Stephanie Senger lt Mikaela Davies 0-6 1-6
Katherine Monford lt Rosie Bird 3-6 7-5 3-6
Lee/Monford bt Bradnam/Taufa 6-0 7-5
Bryce/Senger bt Davies/Carli Davis 6-1 6-2.
Kohimarama 5 Glendowie 1
Briar Preston bt Lucy Barlow 6-1 6-0
Tracey O’Connor bt Sarah McDermott 6-1 6-0
Dannielle Feneridis bt Tiffany Wheelock 6-2 6-0
Monica Chen lt Olivia Isbey 2-6 5-7
Preston/O’Connor bt Barlow/McDermott 6-2 6-0
Heidi Stewart/Feneridis bt Wheelock/Isbey 7-6 6-1
Women’s points after two rounds:
Kohimarama 15, Royal Oak 14,Pompallier 8, Remuera 6, Glendowie 3, Mission Bay 1, Parnell 1.
Women’s third round, Friday 9 October – all matches start 6pm, home teams listed first.
Mission Bay v Glendowie,
Pompallier v Royal Oak,
Parnell v Remuera,
West End 3(7 sets, 71 games) Parnell 3 (7 sets, 67)
Oliver Statham lt Matt prentice 3-6 5-7
Adam Thompson bt Andrew Batie 6-4 6-7 6-3
Mark Nielsen lt Steve Downs 6-2 7-6
Alistair Hunt bt Jacob Olsen 6-3 6-1
Statham/Wesley Whitehouse lt Prentice/Downs 3-6 6-3 7-6
Nielsen/Hunt bt Batie/Olsen 6-3 6-1
Campbell Park 4 Royal Oak 2
Gustavo Gomez bt Kiril Tcherveniachki 6-1 6-2
Mariano Pettirosso bt Wei Wei 6-4 6-1
Robbie Cheyne bt Andrew Allan 4-6 7-6 6-1
Jamie Eccleton lt Jaden Grinter 6-7 3-6
Gomez/Pettirosso bt Tchereniachki/Wei Wei 6-1 6-0
Cheyne/Eccleton lt Allan/Scott Winnard 3-6 5-7
Remuera 5 Kohimarama 1
James Shortall bt Dan Davies 6-4 6-3
Martin Colenbrander bt Aaron McDougall 6-3 6-3
Henry Gers lt Kyle August 6-7 6-4 0-6
James Pilbro bt David Clifford 6-3 6-2
Shortall/Colenbrander bt McDougall/Clifford 6-4 6-1
Gareth Dowdell/Gers bt Darnell Sgubin/August 6-4 7-5
Blockhouse Bay 6 Pompallier 0
Marcus Daniell bt Nick Wiles 6-1 6-2
Jackson Bodle bt Ari Davis 7-5 7-5
Tim Meredith bt Matt Brady 6-7 7-6 6-3
Marc Paulik bt Gideon Brink 6-4 6-2
Daniell/Marco Comuzzo bt Wiles/Brink 6-4 6-1
Meredith/Paulik bt Davis/Brady 6-2 6-4
Points after two rounds:
Blockhouse Bay 14, Campbell Park 14, Parnell 11, West End 11, Remuera 9, Royal Oak 4, Kohimarama 1, Pompallier 0.
Men’s third round, Friday 9 October – all matches start 6pm, home teams listed first.
Remuera v Campbell Park,
Royal Oak v Kohimarama,
West End v Pompallier,
Blockhouse Bay v Parnell.