Monday, July 14, 2008

14s Nationals Indoor Wrap Up

This event finished yesterday in Christchurch.Prisk and English lost a third set super tie break in their semi final match up to Coates - Vos (1) 4-6;6-3;10-7.Too much play was directed at Vos and this proved a deciding factor in the loss.The Canterbury team of Maoate - Williamson (2) went on to win the final 6-2 6-1.The boys singles final was an all Canterbury match up with Thomas Batt defeating Finbar Argus in the Final 6-3;6-2 .Lawrence Darling had a win in the Boys' 14 Singles West Draw defeating H.Ward in the final 6-4 6-2. Darling had scrapped though a tough three setter in the Semi Finals 1-6;6-2;6-4 .Not taking anything away from the winners but this event lacked many of the top juniors and the event was somewhat disappointing for a National event, unless events like these are supported, giving the event National Title status must be questioned.Across the Tasman Elliot Darling and partner Ben Johnston( Cant) where defeated 8-3 in the Semi's of the 12s Rod Laver Boys Doubles.South Canterbury players last year took out 3 titles and a runner -up at this event.Tournaments commencing in Auckland and Christchurch this week with Annabel Ellis,George Wigley ,Robbie Wigley and Sam Lane in action.