Thu, Feb 29, 2024 11:33 AM

Team Sowman win super series


Peter Jones

Team Sowman are the 2024 NZ Wine Brokers Super Series tennis champions.

Siblings Ella and Max Sowman won the division one final of the abbreviated-format series at the Forrest Wines Marlborough Tennis Centre on Wednesday evening.

The Sowmans were up against top qualifiers Spring Blacks – comprising Chris Nott and Michael Kamson.

The tie began with a doubles clash. Nott and Kamson completely dominated the first set, winning 4-0, but the Sowmans fought back in the second to level things up with a 4-1 win. The third set went the way of the Spring Blacks however, Chris and Michael prevailing 4-1 in a see-sawing encounter.

Chris Nott, serving, and Michael Kamson.

With two singles to follow the Sowmans needed to win both and they did just that, Max getting the better of Michael 4-0, 4-1 then Ella easing past Chris in a three-setter, 2-4, 4-2, 4-1, to wrap up the title.

The division two final was more decisive, Triple Fault (Blair Hantz and Scott Booth) getting the better of BenLeon (Ben Preece and Leon Marusaki) 3-0, winning all three match-ups in straight sets.

Ella Sowman plays from the back of the court.

President’s grade

Meanwhile, the finalists in the WK+ President’s Grade have been found after a series of semifinals on Tuesday.

The division one final will see Rapaura Just Move take on clubmates Rapaura Masters. In division two Marlborough Volleyeurs and Marlborough Swallows will meet in the decider, while Rapaura Restrung and Rapaura Floorpride Interiors will do battle in the division three final. In division four Rapaura Mainfreight and Rapaura Shiraz will meet.

President’s Grade semifinal results:

Division 1: Rapaura Masters 3 Renwick Racketeers 1; Rapaura Just Move 4 Marlborough Chilli 0

Division 2: Marlborough Volleyeurs 4 Renwick Rookies 0; Marlborough Swallows 2 (26) Rapaura Pinot 2 (25).

Division 3: Renwick Re-Strung 4 Renwick BTL 0; Rapaura Floorpride Interiors 2 (25) Rapaura Hākinakina 2 (24).

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