Paraparaumu Beach light up the court

BEN STRANG
Last updated 10:35 15/11/2012

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Paraparaumu Beach did not drop a set in Saturday's Premier 1 tennis match, thrashing defending champions Wellington 6-0 at the Renouf Centre in Wellington.

The team won all four singles and two doubles matches by comprehensive margins. Coach Jamie Atkinson said Zach Whaanga had the most dominant victory against fellow Wellington age group representative Dom Miller, winning 6-1, 6-0.

"He wasn't too pleased with how he played, but like I said to him, there's nothing wrong with winning ugly," Atkinson said.

"He blitzed this guy, even though he wasn't playing that well. Sometimes that's what happens."

Atkinson said Wellington had lost their two top players from last year, and injuries meant players had been brought up from the second side to play third and fourth seeds.

The win puts Paraparaumu Beach in fourth place after four rounds. There are three matches left against the lower seeds in the grade.

This weekend they will play last placed Ngatitoa at the Renouf Centre which Atkinson is targeting for another win, followed by fifth-placed Maungaraki.

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