Hales, Pulotu win again

19:27, Jan 28 2013

Nigel Hales and Nelson Pulotu won the men's A grade pairs at the 25th Taranaki Beach Volleyball Classic at New Plymouth's Ngamotu Beach on Sunday.

Hales and Pulotu repeated their win of a week earlier in the New Plymouth classic by playing through unbeaten with four 2-0 wins. Corey Brookes and Nathan Sole, making their debut for the summer, finished second.

The combined mixed pairs and women's A grade pairs featured eight teams, and some close games were played during the day.

There was a tight clash between Natasha Hales and Sarah Cox against Josh Kenny and Kelsey Lovegrove. Hales and Cox sneaked home in the tiebreaker final set, 15-13, to win the title.

The women's B grade pairs was won by Casey Carass and Baylee O'Donnell.

The annual King and Queen of the Beach Classics will be played on Sunday.

Results: Page 18

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