Elmwood's Adam Hornby painted an early picture of what lay in store for the Hagley Park men's premier team on Saturday.
Hornby beat Kai Lee 6-1 6-4 in their opening match as Elmwood dropped just one set during their emphatic 6-0 victory at the Hagley Park club.
Hagley's Jonathon Usher made an early statement when he took the first set 6-3 against Brendon Furness, who then won the next two.
But for Elmwood, normal service resumed for the remainder of the day.
Cashmere, who remain atop the standings, barely had their stride broken against Waimairi.
Their 6-0 win was so emphatic that they never dropped a set in any of their encounters. Waimairi's Joe Bray put up the most resistance in his 6-2 6-3 loss to Tim Meredith in the singles.
Edgeware won all their singles, dropping only their bottom doubles match when Burnside Park's Andy Palliser and Kris Reddy beat Patrick Nolan and Ben Johnston 6-0 6-3. Nolan and Johnston had better luck when they triumphed against Kris Reddy and Simon Stronach in the singles.
Meanwhile, Elmwood women maintained their strong form with a 5-1 trouncing of Hagley Park.
Elmwood v Hagley Park Adam Hornby bt Kai Lee 6-1 6-4, Elliot Darling bt Mark Belcher 6-2 6-4, Matt Woolman bt Andrew Bishop 6-7 6-4 6-4 7-5, Brendon Furness bt Jonathon Usher 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-0, Hornby and Woolman beat Bishop and Lee 7-5 6-0, Furness and Darling bt Usher and Belcher 6-4 6-2. Result: Elmwood 6 Hagley Park 0. Points: Elmwood 16 Hagley Park 0. Cashmere v Waimairi Tim Meredith and Matthew Meredith bt Joe Bray and Benjamin McGillivray 6-1 6-2, Tim McHarg and Hamish Faulls bt Sam Grimshaw and Sam Anderson 6-1 6-0, Tim Meredith bt Joe Bray 6-2 6-3, Matthew Meredith bt McGillivray 6-0 6-2, Johnny McHarg bt Sam Grimshaw 6-2 6-0, Tim McHarg bt Sam Anderson 6-2 6-0. Result: Cashmere 6 Waimairi 0. Points: Cashmere 16 Waimairi 0. Edgeware v Burnside Park Connor Heap and Vaughan Kingi bt Rene Dumont and Mark Mabin 7-6 6-4, Patrick Nolan and Ben Johnston bt Andy Palliser and Kris Reddy 6-0 6-3, Heap bt Rene Dumont 6-4 6-2, Kingi bt Palliser 6-4 6-2, Nolan bt Kris Reddy 6-3 6-3, Johnston bt Stronach 6-1 6-1. Result Edgeware 5 Burnside Park 1.
Points: Edgeware 14 Burnside Park 2. Overall points: Cashmere 114, Elmwood 100, Edgeware 82, Waimairi 38, Burnside Park 22, Hagley Park 12.
Elmwood v Hagley Park Dianne Hollands and Carolyn Oakley Brown bt Beth Williamson and Michelle North 3-6 6-3 10-6, Annabel Ellis and Lauren Tyler-Harwood bt Shirley Haig and Christine Yap 6-1 7-5, Hollands beat Williamson 1-0 ret inj; Oakley Brown bt Yap 6-0 6-1, Tyler-Harwood lost to Haig 6-2 6-2, Ellis beat North 0-6 6-1 6-2. Result: Elmwood 5 Hagley Park 1. Points: Elmwood 14 Hagley Park 2. Cashmere v Waimairi Brogan Moate and Jess Otawa bt Freear and Bateman 6-3 6-2, Ashleigh Johnson and Hilary Hanton bt Michal Matson and Fiona Paton 3-6 7-5 10-5, Moate bt Freear 7-5 6-1, Otawa lost to Fiona Paton 6-4 6-2, Johnson lost to Matson 6-2 6-2, Hanton bt Bateman 6-0 6-2. Result: Cashmere 4 Waimairi 2.
Points: Cashmere 12 Waimairi 4. Overall points: Elmwood 80, Burnside Park 58, Hagley Park 50, Cashmere 26, Waimairi 26.
- The Press
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