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?*?*. A -J' iia '*g WM hi „-. . at the Reading tennis toonum*./!* cided last week, write, o,s£S£ respondent-on;May 28. '''Hi» , i?^ ■*•-' lander hot only won' the vJnvu *■*" Singles in hollk fashSn^??^ T # dated with' G. Simoha * l»S^fetV X- Douglas, also wpnthenfi&k In the singles Wilding war^ o !** extended, and he won thJS'fij against D. 3l.^Hawe S! by H love and 18 games to 4 («_6 In the doubles, he and SiuW £?_ vw easy task, and after their opponents i„ the preffif rounds, won the final against HawTJS Fosbery seta to love £"5 ■ games to 4. Against the New\L: lander and Miss Douglas the other «£ > petitors in the mixed doubles «tob*_l " chance, and in the final. G. B Va\*Z and Miss Lucas, "went down"' fcr *__ sets to love and! 12 games to 2 ' • Surinton L.T.C.k tourney atiKtS S where the opposition was £Z stronger than at; Reading, M^lffSf¥ it did such fine players as \ ffT" F. L. Riscley, and S. H. Smith/ opening heat of the gentlemen*. *_«_ ''" singles (Surrey Wildfa. A^^ ils T ■■•afewSSßs (0-1, 0-4), and in the secottd touid V had. an even easier task to beat 6. ' Thomas, who lost both sets at 6~t __ "-'" accomplished a similar feat at the «r pense of B. .W. Timmis in >t_e thtal i round, and "made an example" of CJL § Mounsey in the fourth, wiMUBf/tki match by the same margin ' I ing -to meet F. L Rijseley fo thrEaT Bnal round. ..Riseley,* player of «X different calibre to Wilding's ' in tbe preceding heats, was exrec&lu beat the New Zealander, wboji set : yet quite happy on turf court* attar his long spell of play on artificial CMota on the Continent. The expected, ever, did not happen, for Wilding wot a very hard and exciting game by two sets to one and 15 games to 13, thm qualifying tp meet either S. H, Sjtfihfr A. W. Gore in the championship roiid. •In the match under notice, WUdwirt«* the first ganie, but Riseley, wJRi ; wonderful coolness, went to3-rl, Wilding steadied himself for a hjgelfMt, - and, by magnificent work closei ups> ? the net, secured five gasnes off the ml ' and won the set at . Riaeiev ifilt' ed brightly in the second set, a«d«m reached 3-— O. Wilding now -jot tlternate games three tjmesi h«lfe Bjjjto; took theninth and the set at ii-^jljw 1 ' set. all. Wilding won the flrft m\m% in the deciding set, but the fell to Riseley. The Glpuce«t»rrtil» man weakened from this pofotj |i|jl£j&y some* poor strokes which faiWT W ' "rise" the net, allowed Wijdini t,o/4r-g. .-Riseley eighth, but Wilding continued to: ifee* ■great- determination,, and ..won th* at-"; py P---4, , fhe features of Binkft game -were his sangfroid and tls|fc', 1 curacy of hjs placing across the o*A Some of these strokes -were htM_to. : Wilding's height and **mi.\fa to great^^<^jSp4 : in the open game he passed' RjiaMdbjh'. : V. quently with a powerful hnkm stroke, the ball travelling at'.a'jM price. It was a h;;rd match, and fH> ductive of fine tennis.

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LAWN TENNIS., Auckland Star, Volume XXXVII, Issue 161, 7 July 1906

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LAWN TENNIS. Auckland Star, Volume XXXVII, Issue 161, 7 July 1906