Hales, Pulotu win again
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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