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{By "lluka.") , , Trippers away to tournaments «eport having had enjoyable times generally at tho Easter gathering they attended. No Wellington players got as far south as Dunodin, nor as far north as Auckland, in fact Wellington players this Eabter were mostly cpntent to have a knock up at homo, or "went iUhing." Severn! prominont players were noticed rushing away by motor boat for deep sen iishing, there being no local tournament to tempi them to remain at home. AT CHRISTCHURCH. Miss Williams, of the Wellington Club, and holder of the Canterbury Championship, retained tho title very eusily. MitM Goodman, in the second round, appeared to give her 'the bbtt run, yet for all that Miss Williams boat her easily, 6-3, 6-2. Goss and 'Mies Williams wore the holders of _ the .combined championship, and no pair was able ' to extend them. Sands and Misa.Soutor gave them most opposition in the utial; where the 1 holder*, won, 6-2, 6^4. Greenwood and Miss I-I. M. Cotton had a vory strenuous match against Perm and Miss Goodman, llio former pair -winning, 7-9, .12-10, 7-5. Mrs. Baflantyno, and Mi 6& Williams, ufter being beaten for the championship doublee by Misses Goodman and Souter, 7-5, 7-5, came' to tht. assistance of tht» naudicapper by showing that. they were not out-handicapped. , Strange to say, Mi6sos Harris and Webb (rec. 15 2-6) beat Misses Goodman and Souter (owe 15.3-6), 9-8; then Mrs. Ballantyne und Mirs Williams (from owe 30) boat the winners, 9-7. In the mon's singles, Ollivier beat W. Gobs, 7-5, 6-4. Greenwood beat the evergreen Borrows, 6-4, 6-4. Ollivior won the final from Greenwood, 6-2, 6-4. W. ,Gobs, juu., won the second 'grade handicap. In the men's championship doubles the holders— White-Parsons and Greenwood — met Goss and Butterworth in an early round, and went down 7-5, 6-2. Had they survived that round they would possibly have retained tho 'championship. WhiteParsons was hardly in tho form that carried' the. combination to victory last year. ■ OTAGO'S TOURNAMENT. It has already been recorded how Miss Campbell added another win to her many championship honours in the singles event. Yet, on looking to tho semi-final, one finds thafc.Misß Cook, a young player of somo promise, gave Miss Bloxam, of Christchurch, a good run, and only suffered defeat at 9-&. Miss Cook will do better if she 'gives more study to the game and pays some attention to her backhand defence. She has one good winning stroke on the forehand, and it will pay her during the winter to cultivate a good baokhand drivo if nothing else. Furthor results are not yet to hand, and will have to bo given attention in next week's notes. Mr. J. Dagger, one of the old brigade, who still sticks to his guns and works for other people's pleasure, was, with the aBBistance of Messrs. Begg and Wilson, the mainstay . of the gathering. Mr. Dagger, with years of experience behind him, is invaluable at a tournament, and when one sees him at a tournament it is a BUro thing that tho management of the meeting will be a 8 near perfect as it is possible to make it. Young went down after all to Wilkie, but the conqueror of R. 8. Brown died game. Wilkie took the first set 6-2, Young equalled with tho second at 10-8. but after a mewt strenuous fight, Wilkie again trot on top, and won tho third set at 10-8. Sinclair took the first set 10-8 from Hamilton, then condition told, and Hamilton took tho next two 6-1, 6-1. Amongst the handicap players the Nicolson brothers attracted moßt attention. They met in the semi-final of the singles when one defaulted, and A. Nicolson ' won the final from Botting, 9-1. They, as a pair, readied the semi-final in doubles, and with partners are also to the fourth round of the combined. They are members of the Moano Club, and it is by persistent practice, that they have spruug from the rank of novice players to real good performers. Enthusiasm and honest grit combined with a oareiul study of tho game, should carry them further. It is such players that in time reaoh the highest provincial honours. ," ■DOUST'S TEAM. The popular "Stan" Dousl, the wellknown' Sydney player, has ever been eager to conduct teams on tour. Ho tried hard when in Sydney to obtain a team for New Zealand, but for Borne reason or other did not get great encouragement from either side officially. He visited New Zealand and competed at the New Zealand championships when the tournament was" held in Nelson. Ho. has had', an 'English team on tour in South , Africa, and although the team lost tho second test match when handicapped through illness, the .third test, played- at Durban, gave Doust'a team complete victory. The team played matches in all the most important towns of South Africa, and Doust with Prebble proved a great combination. They beat Kitson and Coohran. the South African champions, and Kitson and Gauutlett, who, in their time, have lowered tho colours of It. F. Doherty and G. W. Hillyard, and also of Wilding and Coohran. Misses Boothby, Coles, and Johnson moro than held their own, but Mrs. Kirby and Miss Tudhope, for South Africa, were vory little inferior. Quinsoy and septic throats troubled the team just before the Becond test, and iMiss Tudhope and Mrs. Kirby beat Misses Coles and JohnBton,- 6-1, 6-4. ■ Gauntlett and Miss Tudhope beat Doust and Miss Johnson, 7-5, 6-3, and beat Prebblo and Miss Coles, 6-2, 6-5; Prebblo and M;bs Coles boat Kitson and Mrs. Kirby, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4; and DoUst aud Miss Johnson beat Kitson and Mrs. Kirby, 6;3, 3-6, 6-3. Doust and Prebblo boat Kitson and Gauntlett, 5-7, 7-&, 6-3, 6-4. Matches were 3 all, but South Africa got their first and only win by being ahead in sets 9 to 7. MONTE CARLO. Wilding boat Decugis in the semi-final of tho Molite Carlo championship, 9-11, 7-6, 6-1. In the iinal Wilding beat Moore, 6-3, fa-0, 6-3,, and won the handsome and valuable Mouto Carlo cup outright.

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LAWN TENNIS., Evening Post, Volume LXXXIII, Issue 94, 20 April 1912

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LAWN TENNIS. Evening Post, Volume LXXXIII, Issue 94, 20 April 1912