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THE TENNIS TOURNAMENT.

AUSTRALASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. ""*""■ SATURDAY'S PLAY. """

[By Teleobaph.] (From Our Special Reporter.) CHRISTCHURCH, This Day. The tournament was resumed, on Saturday in perfect weather, over two thousand persons being present. The final . for tho Australasian Singles between Wilding and Fisher resulted in a fine match, Tho first set Wilding won somewhat easily; the last two Eets produced fine t&nnis, Fisher being little inferio^- to Wilding. Again Wilding's service proved too much, but towards tho end of the game Fisher scored from it repeatedly by fine passing shots. In the second sot he hold the lead, A — 2, but he lost the next four games. The play at times was very brilliant. In the third set Wilding wanted one stroke for the match, but a great recovery was shown by Fisher, who took the next two games. Then set went to Wilding. Parker and Cox beat Swajiston and Fisher in the champion doubles after. 3, fino match. The second set was the best double tennis played so far.. In the new thr,ee singles Fisher beat Cox -easily. TJie winner next meets White, and then Heath; and the winner meats Parker* blisses Nunneley and Baker played Miases Vai* Staveren and Batham, and won easily. Miss Batham did some fine driving in this game, but she and her partner were quite outclassed by their opponents. No other matches of importance were played. Swanston and Heath in the New Zealand Singles had a fair matqh. In, the last set the former nearly won by fine tennis, but Heath was just too strong for him. The game between Miss Travers (New Zealand) and Miss Baird (New South Wales) in the Interstate Ladies' Singles, j which had been interrupted the previous evening on account of tho rain, was resumed, on Saturday morning. Two I sets had been played on Friday, the first of which was won by Miss Baird, 6—3, and the second by Miss Travers, 6—l.6 — 1. On Saturday the 'third ses' was playod, and was won. by the New Zealander by 6—4.6 — 4. The contest, however, was a good one, and both ladies played up well. Another event in the intercolonial ladies' matches was played, when Misses Nunneley and Powdrell (New ' Zealand) mot Misses Baker and Fitzhardinge (New South Wales) and defeated them, 6—o, 6r-l. Tho New Zealand players had tho best of the game all through the first set. Miss Nunncley's fine driving proved too good for Miss Fitzhardinge, tand her service was. excellent. In tho second -set the Sydney pj,ayors Uvened, up, and got the first game afteit a good struggle. The second game was also well contested, and eventually was won by the New Zealanders. The third, fourth, fifth, and sixth games were won by Misses Nunneley and Powdrell. Miss Powdrell kept a good length, and got in some fine, 3r'lplaced drives. DETAILS OF THE GAMES. CHRISTCHURChT 29th December, j Follo'vying aro the details of the games played to-day :—: — Australasian, Championship Singles. — j Final : A. F. Wilding (Canterbury) beat ff. M. B. Fisher Wellington), 6— o, I 6—4, 6-4. New Zealand Championship Singles. — First round : GL Aitken beat C. F. Sal- ! ; mond, 6—2,6 — 2, 7—5,7 — 5, 6—4.6 — 4. Second round : \ H. Brown beat L. Bonnington, 6—3,6 — 3, 6—2, 4—6, B—6 ; R- Heath beat R. Swanston, 6—2, 6—3, 7— 5; G. Aitken beat P. A. Lawi;io, 6—o, 7—5. 6—2; W. Kivor bea.t S. Biown, 6—3, 2—6, 6—o, 6—o. Third round: H. A. Parker beat H. Brown, 6—l,6 — 1, 6—l,6 — 1, 6—o. Ladies' Championship Singles Third round : Miss Baker beat Miss Batham, 6—o, 6—2;6 — 2; Miss "3. Williams beat ...uss Campbell, 3—6, 6—3, 6—3;6 — 3; Miss L. Powdrell beat Miss Lindeman. 6—l,6 — 1, 6-4. MeaJs Championship Doubles. — First tound : Young andj Sloman beat Ross and R. Bauchop. 6—2,6 — 2, 6—3,6 — 3, 7—5;7 — 5; i Wilding and Heath beat Quill and j Kiver, o—l,o — 1, 6—l,6 — 1, 6—3.6 — 3. Second round : Cqx and, Parker beat Fisher and Swanston, 6—2, il— 9, 6—2 ; White and Salmond, beat Young and Sloman, 6—4,6 — 4, 6—l, 7—5. Ladies' Championship Doiibles. — Second round : Misses Nunneley and Baker beat Misses Batham and Van Staveren, 6—o^6 — 0^ 6—2.6 — 2. Combined Doubles. — First round : Goss and Miss Gray won from Cox and Miss Baker by default ; Young and Miss Simpson won from Hopcroft and Miss Wilson by default. / Second round : Wilding bnd Miss Powdrell beat Ross and Miss Ward, 6—o, 6—o. Following are the results of the handicap events : — 1 ' Men's Handicap Singles (third, grade). — Third rpupd: M. Gillon (rec. 3-6.15) beat A. R. Williams (rec. 15), 6—2, 6—3. A. B. Sands (vec. 15-3) beat J. O. Hopcroft (rec. 4-6.15), 6—2, 6—o. Fourth round : T. Clarxson (rec. 3-6.15) beat i. H. Aitken, (rec. 5-6.15), 6—2, 6-r3. E. Bo.ulnpis (rec. 3-6.15) beat Dr. Wpbeter (scr.), retired. A. Griffiths (owe 15) beat H. D. CapUn (ecr.), 6—l, 6—l. Combined Handicap Doubles. — First tou.nd : Miss Hphnes and G. Aitken (pwa 3-6.15) beat Mrs. Gra.dy .and Redward (rec. 4-6.15), 6—4, 6—4. Second round: Mrs. Payne and, Grady (rec. 4-6.15) beat Miss Aitken and Colonel Bauchop (scr.), 6—4, 6—4. Mrs. Powell an,(J ColthaH (roc. 4-6.15) beat Miss Bridger and G. Bonnington (rec. 15.3), 6—5, ' 5—6,5 — 6, 6r— l. Miss Bassett and Boulnois (ice. 15.3), beat Miss Dohson and Manning (rec. 15.3), 6—5,6 — 5, 6—3.6 — 3. Miss Fannui and Stedman (scr.) beat Miss A. Gray' and G°w (owe 30), 4—6, 6—o, 6—2. MijSa Ijhomua and A. D. Cox' (owq 3-6.15) bea,t Miss Bramwoll and Be ere (rec. 4-6.15), 2—6, 6—5, 6—3. Mrs. Cooper and Cooke (scr.) bea,^ Mjs§ Trarojaa^id H. W. Browu (o\ve 15.3), 6^-1, 4—6, 6—2. Mjss HislCjU and Bauchop, (rec. bea.t Miss Cvoxton and G. P,Uiv\ev (scr.), 6^4, 6-r-2. M^sa Jackson, and Fripdlander (rec. 4-6.15) beat Miss Wilding and F. S. Wilding (rec. 2-6.15), 6—5, ft— 2- Miss E. Gray and Scllars (reo. 15) beat Miss E. L. Cotton and Laurio (owe 3-6.15), 6—l, 6—2, Third round.: Mis^ E. Gray and, Sellars (rec. 15) beat Mrs. Powell and, Colthurt (rec 4-6.15), retired." L««i,es' Handicap Doubles— Sepoud rpuud : Misses Mnckervas and Oajnubell rev rer c 15.3) beat Misses SopU and Pav«onsou (rec. 15) by default. Misses Laing and \Vopd (rec. 15.3) beat Misses BJpxam, and E}. L. Cotton (ice. 3-6.15),' 6—2. d—o. Hisses. Gibson and A. A. ftttwurt (rec. 15.3) beat Mie*ses D. Symwj and Wilding ( owo 3-6.15), 6—l, 6-0. Musses Gray and Gray (owe 30) beat ■Misses Royse and Hislop (rec. 3-6.15), 6—5, 6—l.6 — 1. Misses Batham and Van, Stavpivn (spr.) beat Mr*. BaUuntyne and Miss Maybury (o,we 3--6.15), 6—4, 6—2.6 — 2. Mrs. Cooper and Miss Williams (owe 30) beat Misses Recce a.nd. K. Bloxam (rec' 30), 6—B, 6— 2. Miases Aitken and Elfler (roc. 3-6.15) beat Misses Van asch nnq E. S. Wopdliou«e (rec. 15.3), 6—l, 6—4.6 — 4. I Men's Handicap Singles (second t grade).— Thiid round: M. Bell (rec. 15) beat J. C. Nicholson (owe 3-6.15), 6—4, 6—2. L. Longuet (rec. 15) beat E. Y. Sledward (*to. *-6.15), 6-2, d-3. &,.,

Redward (rec. 3-6.15), beat F. A. Delamere (rec. 3-6.15), 6—3,6 — 3, 6—2. Fourth round : M. Bell (rec. 15) beat L. Loneuet (rec. 15), 6—3, 6-^4. * Ladies' Handicap Singles (first grade).— First rotuid: Miss Lindeman (pwe 30) beat Miss Po-wdrell (owe 30), by default. Second round: Miss Fannin (rec. 3-6.15) beat Miss Boberts (rec. 3-6.15), 6—o, 6—4. Miss Nunneley (owe 40) beat Miss A. Gray (owe 3-6.15), 6—o, 6—l. Miss M. Simpson (rec. 3-6.15) beat Miss Bloxam (rec. 15.3), 5—6, 6—l, 6—l.6 — 1. Miss Powdvell (owe 30) beat Miss Lindoman (awe 30), 6—l,6 — 1, 6—4. Mrs. Payne (owe 4-6.15) beat Miss Lindeman (owe 30), 6—36 — 3 4 _6, 6-3.

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THE TENNIS TOURNAMENT., Evening Post, Volume LXXII, Issue 155, 31 December 1906

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