Unbeaten Wiseman takes out men's title

Last updated 05:00 19/02/2013
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Josh Kenny sets himself to return a shot during the annual King and Queen of the Beach volleyball classics on Sunday.

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Thomas Wiseman won the men's title at the annual King and Queen of the Beach volleyball classics at the Spotswood College beach arena in New Plymouth on Sunday.

The women's title was won by Natasha Hales, with Casey Carass claiming the Princess of the Beach title.

The events are played by eight players in pairs, with players accumulating their individual points on wins and losses throughout the day. The player with the highest number of points takes the title.

Wiseman was unbeaten in the top-four round, winning all three games to claim the 15th King of the Beach title, with Nigel Hales, Mitch Nabarosi and Corey Brookes tied for second. Hales was awarded second on the points differential countback.

In the Queen of the Beach event, the feature of the day was three of the four pools having three of the four players tie for top position - all requiring a countback to determine the placings.

Pool A was won by Natasha Hales from Laura Anderson, while in Pool B, Kelsey Lovegrove came out on top over Nelsy Hernandez.

With a plus 11 points differential in the top four round, Hales finished first ahead of Hernandez.

The Princess of the Beach Classic, held in conjunction with the Queen event, also saw a three-way tie for top place.

With a plus 15 points differential, Carass took the title from Magdi Grobler.

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