Mon, Feb 12, 2024 9:44 PM

Repeat win for mixed doubles champs


Peter Jones

Donna Clark and Stu Campbell are back-to-back senior mixed residential champions.

After winning the 2023 title, Donna and Stu repeated the dose in the Yealands wine-sponsored event on Sunday.

The top seeds overcame fourth-seeded Ben Burridge and Eveline Apthorp van der Linden 6-1, 6-4 in the final.

Ben Burridge and Eveline Apthorp van der Linden.

Both the afternoon’s semifinals were tight affairs, coming down to a super tiebreaker to decide who played in the title decider.

Donna and Stu defeated third seeds Stephen Dempster and Anna Simpson 6-7, 6-1, 10-4, while Ben and Eveline eased past second seeds Glen Cameron and Jane Davidson 6-1, 3-6, 11-9.

Nic and Sarah Dillon.

The plate event was taken out by Nic and Sarah Dillon, who defeated Nigel and Annabelle Fluit 9-6 in the decider.

Sixteen pairings contested the tournament, which was played on the grass courts at Rapaura.

Tony Fenemor in action during Wednesday's Super Series clash. 

Super Series

On Wednesday round the latest chapter in the Wine Brokers NZ Super Series was played out.

Division one leaders All Boks (Jared Bell and Koos Richter) took on Net Ninjas (Ant Walkenhorst and Issy O’Brien) and came away with a 2-1 victory at Rapaura.

Walkenhorst won his single over Bell, but Richter won the other single then combined with Bell to take out the doubles and the match.

The other division one game featured Team Sowman (Max and Ella Sowman) up against Spring Blacks (Chris Nott and Michael Kamson), who prevailed 2-1.

Ella Sowman beat Chris Nott 5-4, 4-0, Kamson defeated Max Sowman 1-4, 4-1, 5-4 then Nott and Kamson took out the doubles 5-3, 4-0.

In division two, Triple Fault (Scott Booth and Tony Fenemor) won 3-0 against Mattelle (Matt Sutherland and Jo Campbell) while Ben and Leon (Ben Preece and Leon Marusaki) replicated the scoreline against Papa Pow-Pow (Emily Preece and Josephine Walkenhorst).

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