ENGLISH CHAMPION AT MENTONE. (from our own correspondent.) LONDON, March 14. . At Mentone, on Sunday, in the Internar tional Lawn Tennis Tournament, A. F. Wilding secured tho Championship of the Riviera, by defeating F. W. Rahe (6-2, G-3, 6-1) in tho final round of the Gentlemen's Open Singies. In the final round of the Open Doubles, however, Rahe and "11. Williams" beat Wilding- and 'R. Latour" (2-6, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 8-6). "Honours on the Riviera" (writes a correspondent) "have again fallen thickly on Wilding. A week ago he won the Monte Carlo Cup for tho fourth time; on Friday lattt he 1 won the Forme-Becherat Cup for the third rucccesive year at Mentono, making this valuabio gold trophy bis own properly. As at Monto Carlo, th- champion's only dangerous rival was __1. Decugia; he alone among Continental players seems to possess tho confidence and the temperament requisite for a match on level terms with Wilding. Dccugis failed to win tho For.ne-8.-cherat final as ho had failed at Monte Carlo, but h_ made an excellent fight, and his tennis was ' quito as- good as the champion's. I '.'Wi'dmg was a little below par physically, ; and probably this was why his resistance in I the third ect visibly weakened, and the ■ Frenchman won it from 3 by a very brilliant display. Like n smouldering five, Dccugis : bursts into flames at -unexpected moments. iHo hnd mndc his effort in a level first set in ! which both men volleyed much mor-i than ; usual; than yielded up the second from 1, | m'stakes in tiinintr and distance coming frcquentlv. But be_ had Ho sooner drawn, level i at 2 all in the third ret, wlu-n the ccnn'<-j_'on 'of the match entire'y changed. Decu-ds was now attacki?i_r, Wilding defending. Inr'ead of I tho latter finishing rallies at the __■?_, he found himself paspod by oblique, drives, replies to his volley. Lobbing was of little avail: D*ciigis smsehod cleanly ard jleci'sively. Had the Frenchman maintained this form in the fourth set, I h* wcu'd havo won it and the match, but the pace . had been too the strain too exacting. Threo all was callrd in tho fourth te', and ft ' long barter ensued for the seventh -g-me, , Decugia being 'vantare feveral t : me,-.. A.ter ; that etepdiie-s, so va'urb'c an riEB-t, prevailed; but he has not been chollentr<"d so severely on the Riviera for two years." OPAWA v. ADDINGTON. A match v.-ns played on the Opawa courts i yesterday between the Opawa nnd /ddington C!ub_. Opawa winning by 118 g.-mes to 94. Rci'lts (Opawa players being mentioned first): — Men's Singles—J. E. Garland 9 v. F. Cooner 3. P. R. Hnrman 9 v. E. Ooner 3, D. O'CcTinMl 9 v. J.-Mtinnings 3, W." S. Butt*. 6 v. A. Derbrid?e 9. Ladies' Sin_-l(-> -Midi M. Menzies C v. Mi's Cooper 3, Mi-s E. Bowron 6 v. Mips B->mf>'d 1 Miss Ti-nrh 5 v. M : * s Mann 6, Mrs Brown 6 ▼. Mi«» Hushes 2. Men's Doubles—Gar'ond and Ha-man 9 jv. Cooper »-d Coopor 8. and BurI net 6 v. Mnnninrs and DertHdse 9. Ladies' Donb'i".—Mi'sa" M"-*-!"* and I Bo—ron 9 v. M :, -se« and l.a—fir'd 16. Mrs B^o-—i nnd Miss Tench 4 v. Mi_B_a I Sfitin nnd Hii"hes' 9. I Mir<-d D-übV— Garland nnd Mi-s MenI res 9 v. F. C->or>er and Mis» BamfiV'd 8, Hp"-n"i and Mi.s Bowron 9 v. E. Cooner and Miss 7, O'ConnMl nrd Miss Teich 7 v >r "nnmTS and Miss H""hes 9. i Burne* r>nd Mrs Brown 9 v. Deibridge and Miss Mann 8.
Fairfax Media is the copyright owner for the Press. You can reproduce in-copyright material from this newspaper for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons New Zealand BY-NC-SA licence. This newspaper is not available for commercial use without the consent of Fairfax Media. For advice on reproduction of out-of-copyright material from this newspaper, please refer to the Copyright guide.
This newspaper was digitised in partnership with Christchurch City Libraries.
Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.
These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.
Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.
Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.
Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.
Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.
Print, save, zoom in and more.
If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.
The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.