Neck and neck at top of table

18:12, Nov 13 2012

Cashmere and Elmwood remain locked at the top of the Canterbury men's tennis premier grade table after wins at the weekend.

Elmwood beat Hagley Park 6-0 without dropping a set, with singles exponents Andrew Cochrane, Adam Hornby and Matt Woolman in commanding form.

Cashmere dropped one game to Waimairi, winning the tie 5-1 after James Spence and Glenn Wilson gave Waimairi a strong start by winning the first doubles clash against Tim Meredith and Finbar Argus. Joe Bray (Waimairi) took Johnny McHarg to three sets in their singles encounter.

Edgeware also swept Burnside Park 6-0 with Rene Dumont the only Burnside player to take a set off his Edgeware opponent, Connor Heap.

Runaway leaders Elmwood continued to dominate the women's premier grade but were held to 4-2 by bottom-ranked Cashmere. Elmwood's Dianne Hollands did not drop a game in beating Brogan Moate but she and team-mate Iljse Erasmus lost to Moate and Felicity Oxnevad in the doubles, with the victors winning the third set tiebreaker 10-3.

Hilary Hanton also beat Erasmus in their singles matchup.

Burnside Park beat Waimairi 4-2, with Emily Laing imperious in her 6-0 6-0 singles victory over Stephanie Bateman.