Harrison wins title in quick time
Huatoki's Jayden Harrison won the boys' 10-years title on day one of the Taranaki Open tennis tournament in Hawera yesterday.
Because of morning rain, play was transferred indoors to the TSB Hub, with Harrison beating Oakura's Charlie Waite 9-1 to claim the title.
Harrison and Waite then combined to win the doubles title with a 9-0 victory over Zachary Farmer (Wanganui) and Kristian Revfeim (Pukekura). Waiwaka's Oscar Wano won the 10-years plate competition.
With the rain clearing early afternoon, play started at the grass courts, with Waiwaka's Thomas Burrell winning a round-robin competition to take the boys' 18-years title.
Play advanced to the semifinal stage in both the boys' 14-years and the girls' 14-years divisions.
In the boys, Okaiawa's Hamish Mead will met Casey Barwick from Brisbane, and Logan Amey from Manawatu is up against Tim Nield from Pukekura.
In the girls, Palmerston North's Shenae Salisbury will play Huatoki's Hikaru Han and in the other match Oakura's Bailey Bruckner will meet Huatoki's Ellen O'Byrne.
The 16-years grade begins today, along with the open men and women.
Taranaki Daily News