THE FINAL DAY
MEN'S SINGLES PLAY
For the final day of the New Zealand lawn tennis championships at Miraniar tho weather has remained fino, and the courts were in good condition when play was resumed to-day. -.*•''
This- morning was devoted to junior matches, and in addition tho. final of the- New. Zealand Plato was played. A start was" also made Witli tho mixed doubles championship matches.
NEW ZEALAND PLATE,
The finajof the New Zealand Plate was won by. R.M'L. Ferkins (Wellington), who beat J. B. Parker (Welling-ton),C-3,v4-6, 0-1: Parker settled down in the' second set, which ho won fairly comfortably,\but Ferkins showed a corresponding .improvement in the third set, and at. no time looked like losing.
In.the final.of the boys' doubles, W. G. Bobertson (South Canterbury) ■' and M. Ferkins (Wellington) wero far too strong, for E.B. and M.V. Lees (Auckland)., The ; first set was evenly con-, tested, and-was taken by Bobertson and Ferkins at ,6-5. In the second.set, the' Auckland pair were quite unable' to. stand up to their opponents, and'had'to acknowledge defeat, the match score bo-C-5, 6-0. •■..■,■■.-■■■■•.",
! Two important games were,played in the third'l;ound of the mixed doubles championship. Miss Marjorie Macf arlane (Auckland) and A. E. Sandral (Wellington): were too,strong for Miss D. Nieholls (Wellington) and Pi Hbwell (Maori Association), who were beaten 7-5, 9-7. -In the ■-. other, game, Mrs. N. Thomson.'.'and" N. Wilson "(Wellington^ won cqmfortablyfrom Miss; M. ~E. Andrew (Canterbury)' and «T. B.""Parker (Wellington); 6-3, 6-3.. .In • the firstmatch .Miss Nieholls and Howard made a. great effort to win the second set, but the smashing, of Sandral was tho decid-; ing factor. In the second match the Wellington pair ran quickly to a lead, and the net''play of Wilson, which proved very troublesome to his ■•'opponents.' inadc the finrtl set score 6-3. Iti -the semi-final 'of the mixed doubles championship, Miss Marjorie MacFai;lane,,( Auckland)' and -A.- E. Sandral (Wellington) beat Mrs. B. P. Adams (Wellington) and A. C. Stedraan (-Auckland), 6-2, 7-5. Miss MacFarlanc and. Sandral will meet m the. final the winner of, the Mrs. Thompson and" .Wilson-Mrs. W. AY Scott- and A:D. Wallace match. •;■- - \ ■ '
BOYS' SINCtLES FINAL.
Hard■'-liitting was. a/feature of the 'boys' singles.'...final .between. AY. -G: Bobertson (South Canterbury) and K. B. Lees (Auckland), the former winning 3-G, 6-2, 6-3. Lees showed excellent form in'the first- set, but Bobertson', who, was runner-up in the. event last year, regained his length - and accuracy in the second, and final sets, and won fairly decisively, although his opponent gave him no ,let up.
Men's championship' singles filial between D, ' G. France (Wellington) /and C. Angas .(.Canterbury) best of; five advantage sets. Play in 'the final of the men's ehampionsliip singles, started at 1.50-p:m. There was a large gallery, and the weather conditions" were good, although a fairly strong southerly brcczo was blowing. Trance commoner cd serving", and won the first game from love-30 with ' accurate volleying. The second'game went to Angas, Avho forced France into making, errors. Franco s driving had too great a length, and Angas took tho next "•. game, ' making the score 2-1 in his favour. When the players changed ends France was" still over-driving, and ho lost the fourth game. In the next lie moved to the net with the score love-40 against him, but Agnas.was very steady, and also took this game. France again took the net'in the sixth game, and, placing well, had Angas moving. His driving, however, was again at fault,: and it cost him-the game.- There were some sharp, rallies at the net in ,the seventh; game, which went to ,Angas, who thus won the first set, .6-1. . ■..',' .'."', The opening, game in the second set wiis. ■characterised "by hard . driving from the base lines, with" France coming in to the net to-finish rallios. He won the first game and brilliantly took the second with deadly cross-court driving. The third game - went to Angas, who mado some fine, recoveries.ll The fourth.was a long-game, France scoring numerous, points with.- lightning driving. Score 3-1 in France's, favour. Deadly lobbing by Franco made" the score 4-1, but in the sixth game Angas smashed well, and won the necessary points. Franco found difficulty in returning Angas's service, and the seventh game went, to the Canterbury man. A,strong service won .France the next" game,-:and he .took the set 6-3, passing Angas at the net with, fine driving. .. ' :'"..:.'■ • .\ ... France.,ran. in on his service in the third-set, jbut lost the first game. The Canterbury man's placings 'improved, and he, won tho ; second game. The third went to France,; and in the .fourth, in which there were several: duels at the ]iet, Angas was superior, and led. 3-3. Hard driving gave France. the game, and he fought strenuously; to even at 3-3. Angas took the next with fine net play, and further brilliant play at the net made the score 5-3 in his favour. ( France, nothing daunted, came in to the net fearlessly,' and, smashing' in ■great: style, made tho score 5-4. He fought gamely' to: even, and .all but. did it,.but a "line" ball on the sideline beat ..him, and Angas- took the set 6-4. •'; Angas two sets, Franco orie'eot.
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THE FINAL DAY, Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 27, 1 February 1930
THE FINAL DAY Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 27, 1 February 1930
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