Thorndon do the double

17:58, Feb 24 2013

Thorndon won the post-Christmas Wellington regional one men's tennis competition with a convincing 5-1 victory over Khandallah in the final round.

It saw Thorndon complete the double, having already won the pre-Christmas competition. They won all 10 ties of the season to show their dominance.

The only upset in the win over Khandallah was Phil Seemann's loss in the No 4 singles to the much lower-ranked teenager, Fergus Scott.

In the women's competition, Khandallah lead Lower Hutt 3-2 with the No 2 singles to be played at a later date.

Khandallah won both doubles matches in straight sets and Bridget Liddell also won the No 1 singles against Julie Scott.

But Carmel Sheehan and Emily Murchland took out the No 3 and No 4 singles matches for Lower Hutt, leaving the tie in the balance.


In the other women's tie, Thorndon have an unassailable 4-0 lead over Wellington.

Some of the interclub ties scheduled for the weekend were either not played or not been completed because of the Tennis Central Masters event being held at Mitchell Park in Lower Hutt.

The top eight players from the Central region for each age group - 12s, 14s and 16s - were competing for a spot to represent Central at the national junior teams event in April.

The Dominion Post