Tough opposition and harsh conditions ensured a challenging weekend for the Tasman junior team as they took on a combined Wellington-Hutt Valley team in Hutt Valley.
With bad weather curtailing play on Saturday, the Tasman team rebooked on a a later ferry sailing in order to complete the contest on Sunday.
The northerners' strength shone through for a 72-12 win, overall.
However, it was a good, hard workout for the Tasman side, with several solid wins by Marlborough players.
In the girls' 10s grade, Ella Williams bagged a singles win and teamed up with George Murray to win a close mixed doubles contest 5-4, 5-4.
In the boys' 12s grade, Joshua Gwynne had one of the best wins of the weekend, triumphing 7-6, 7-6 over a player ranked 27 places higher in the national rankings.
The weekend win should propel Gwynne into the top 20 for the 2013 age-group nationals in January.
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