O'Fagan's dual success a rare bright spot
Nelson's senior tennis players continued their dominance over their Marlborough counterparts with a convincing 14-2 victory to retain the Lucas Cup in Nelson on Sunday.
No 1 Marlborough female Lily O'Fagan played a part in both her side's points, beating Cara Glintmeyer in the singles and teaming up with Hamish Morrow to win one of the four mixed doubles ties.
Emphasis for the Marlborough players now switches to the Marlborough Club Championships at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre this weekend. The singles titles will be played for on Saturday, with the doubles contested on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Grovetown Top Shelf and Marlborough Hawks were the big winners in the latest round of the division one president's grade interclub competition on Tuesday night.
Grovetown and Marlborough scored clean-sweep 4-0 wins over Rapaura Drylands and Rapaura Shiraz, respectively, with Marlborough McRobies downing Rapaura Voignier in the other match of the night.
President's grade results from Tuesday, November 6
Division one: Rapaura Drylands 0 lost to Grovetown Top Shelf 4, Marlborough McRobies 3 beat Rapaura Voignier 1, Rapaura Shiraz 0 lost to Marlborough Hawks 4.
Division two: Rapaura Pinot 1 lost to Rapaura Gewurztraminer 3, Renwick Robins 3 beat Rapaura Newhawkes 1, Marlborough Swallows 0 lost to Marlborough Swifts 4, Marlborough Head Team 4 beat Marlborough Bart's Banditos 0.
Division three: Renwick Rebels 1 lost to Renwick Rovers 3, Rapaura Matadors 3 beat Picton 1, Grovetown Turf & Tackle 1 lost to Marlborough Jafa 3, Rapaura Sauvignon 4 lost to Grovetown Grove Tavern 0.
Division four: Renwick Rockers 2 (24) lost to Rapaura Mighty Four 2 (31), Renwick Rascals 2 (32) beat Rapaura Riesling 2 (30), Rapaura Chardonnay 1 lost to Rapaura Merlot 3, Rapaura Gladiators a bye.
The Marlborough Express