Davis Cup pair clash in premier tennis

Last updated 05:00 03/12/2012

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Duels between two former Davis Cup internationals took centre stage in Saturday's top of the table clash in the Canterbury premier men's tennis competition.

Dan King-Turner suited up for competition leaders Cashmere against an Elmwood team led by Alistair Hunt.

Hunt and Andrew Cochrane beat King-Turner and Tim Meredith in the doubles but King-Turner downed Hunt in the top singles clash 6-3 6-4.

Cashmere took the tie eight sets to six on countback.

Third-placed Edgeware beat Waimairi 4-2 and Burnside Park prevailed over Hagley Park.

Both premier men's ties ended in 5-1 results with Hagley Park beating Waimairi and Burnside Park downing Cashmere.

Joelene Feneon was in good form for Burnside, beating Cashmere's Felicity Oxnevad 6-2 6-2.

Adele Orangi and Sally Moorfield gave Hagley Park a great start with a 6-2 6-2 win in the doubles.

Hagley won the second doubles encounter too.

Women: Hagley Park 5 Waimairi 1 (Hagley names first: Adele Orangi & Sally Moorfield beat Fiona Paton & Michal Matson 6-2 6-2, Beth Williamson & Michelle North beat Rachel Swindell & Stephanie Bateman 6-3 6-1, Annabelle Linterman lost to Bateman 6-2 6-3, Williamson beat Swindell 6-2 6-2, North beat Paton 6-1 6-3, Moorfield beat Matson 6-2 6-2. Points: Hagley Park 14, Waimairi 2.

Burnside Park 5 Cashmere 1 (Burnside names first): Joelene Feneon & Kerrie Ling beat Felicity Oxnevad & Brogan Moate 6-3 6-2, Emily Laing & Sian English beat Heidi Blackman & Hilary Hanton 6-3 6-1, Feneon beat Oxnevad 6-2 6-2, English beat Moate 6-2 6-2, Ling lost to Hanton 6-4 2-6 2-6, Laing beat Blackman 3-6 6-0 6-1. Points: Burnside Park 14 Cashmere 2.

Elmwood bye:

Overall points: Elmwood 52, Hagley Park 32, Burnside Park 30, Waimairi 20, Cashmere 10.

Men: Cashmere 8 sets beat Elmwood 6 sets (Cashmere names fist): Dan King-Turner & Tim Meredith lost to Alistair Hunt & Andrew Cochrane 6-2 6-3, Matthew Meredith & Tim McHarg lost to Brendon Furness & Elliot Darling 5-7 6-2 7-10, King-Turner beat Hunt 6-3 6-4, T Meredith beat Cochrane 6-4 6-0, M Meredith beat Furness 6-4 7-5, Johnny McHarg lost to Darling 6-3 1-6 3-6. Points: Cashmere 10 Elmwood 6.

Edgeware 4 Waimairi 2 (Edgeware names first): Connor Heap & Ben Johnston lost to James Spence & Benji McGillivray 6-0 7-5, Vaughan Kingi & Jamie Poole beat Joe Bray & Sam Grimshaw 6-2 7-5, Heap beat Spence 7-6 7-5, Kingi lost to Bray 6-3 6-3, Poole beat McGillvray 6-4 6-0, Johnston beat Grimshaw 6-4 4-6 6-3. Points: Edgeware 12 Waimairi 4.

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Burnside Park 4 Hagley Park 2 (Rene Dumont & Kris Reddy lost to Matthew Sunderland & Greg Young 2-6 7-6, Andy Palliser and Tom Batt beat Jonathan Usher & Kai Lee 6-2 6-2, Dumont beat Young 6-2 6-2, Pallister beat Sunderland 6-4 6-4, Mattias Wieland lost to Tim Prest 6-0 6-2, Batt beat Lee 6-3 6-4. Points: Burnside Park 12 Hagley Park 4.

Overall points: Cashmere 66, Elmwood 56, Edgeware 54, Waimairi 24, Burnside Park 18, Hagley Park 6.

- © Fairfax NZ News

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