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LAWN TENNIS, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914
CANTERBURY v. OTAOO. OTAGcTwiN. The annual interprovincial lawn tennis match between Otago and Canterbury, played at Anderson Bay courts yesterday, resulted in a rather unexpected win for Otago, who registered their first victory against the northern province »'••■ these matches were inaugurated. The number of onlookers was not large, but tho play was, generally speaking, of a higa order, and the weather, excepting a bleak hour or two in the early atternoon, was pleasant. Otago began well in the morning by placing to their credit four of the six matches in the Men's Singles. Ollivier. who was looked upon as the strong mai of the Canterbury team, fully justified th. confidence placed in him by disposing o ■ Bray in two straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, thu: avenging the deteat indicted upon him by this same Otago player at the Eastei tournament. The win was gained by allround play of a high standard, and it • was at once seen that Ollivier was show- ! ing as good or better form than he had displayed on any of his former visits to ■ Dunedin. His American service was first- [ class, his volleying deadly, and his driving good. The few mistakes he made were duo to faulty footwork. Bray played his usual steady game, but could not withstand the strong attacks of his opponent. Other good games were those between R. ■S. Brown and Goss, won by the former, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, and S. N. Brown and Borrows, which the Otago man won after a stubborn contest lasting over 80 minutes. Wilkie was too good for £otz, a young plaver of promise, and M'Dougall and Black won their games after each had lost the first set. Some very interesting play was shown in the Men's Doubles. Ollivier and Goes, combining splendidly, beat the Browns in two straight sets, 6-2, 6-o, Ollivier again displaying fine form, while Goss's placing was at times very deadly. Bray and Wilkie were too solid for Borrows and Gotz. but Canterbury scored with Cuff and Tavlor, who accounted for M'Dougall and Black. Mrs Lord sprung a surprise or. even-one by defeating Miss Campbell, 9-5, in'the Ladies' Singles. The Ocago lady, who was short of practice, was fairlv beaten in a good, steady game, in which "the winner forced the pace. Miss Cnmpbell was partly revenged in the Doubles, when she and Miss Bagley won somewhat easily from Mesdames Lord and Berry, 6-1, 6-2. The Mixed Doubles, with which the day's play terminated, provided some, more Interesting tennis. S. N. Brown and Miss Campbell, by steady, plugging play, beat Ollivier and Mrs Lord, 6-5, 1-6, 6-1. Ollivier lost his wonted accuracy for a time, and this proved fatal, for the'Otago pair quickly took advantage of any mistakes, and ran out easy winner* in tho last set. R. S. Brown and Miss Cramond had a very close game with Goss and Miss Souter, and Bray and Miss White just won from Cuff and Miss Menzies. The final scores were: Otago, 15 rubbers, 30 sets, 268 games; Canterbury, 9 rubbers, 20 sets, '243 games. Mr T. Begff (president of the Otago Association), during the luncheon which tho two teams took together, warmly Welcomed the Canterbury players to Dunedin, and alluded to the good feeling existing between the two provinces. Mr Borrows responded, and spoke of the flourishing condition of tennis in Christchurch. Mr Goss proposed the toast of the Otago team, Mr S. N. Brown responding. Following are the results of the doubles matches (the singles appeared in our yesterday's issue): — MEN'S DOUBLES. Olivier and Goss (C.) beat R. S. Brown and S. N. Brown (0.), 6-2, 6-3. Brav and Wilkie (O.) beat Borrows and Gotz ("O, 5-6, 6-5, 6-1. Cuff and Taylor (C.) beat M'Dougall and Black (0.), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. LADIES*' DOUBLES. j Misses Campbell and Bagley (O.) beat Mesdames Lord and Berry (C). 6-1, 6-2. Misses Souter and Cotton (C.) beat Misses Marks and Fletcher (O.), 6-4, 4-6, 6-5. Misses Cramond and Whito (0.) beat Misses Menzies and Taylor (C), 6-3, 6-5. ; MIXED DOUBLES. ' Miss Campbell and S. X. Brown |O.) ] heat Mrs Lord and Ollivier (C), 6-5, 1-6, ! 6-1. ; Miss Marks and Wilkie (0.) beat Misj | Cotton and Gotz (C), 6-o, 6-1. Miss Fletcher and Black (0.) beat Miss Tayler and Taylor, 6-5, 6-2. Mrs Berrv and Borrows (C.) beat Miss Bagley and "M'Dougall (O.), 6-5. 6-5- | Miss Cramond and R. S. Brown (O.) i beat Miss Souter and Goss (C), 6-4, 4-6, ] 6-5. Miss White and Bray (O.) beat Miss j Menzies and Cuff (C), 4-6, 6-4, 6 ; 5.
LAWN TENNIS, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914
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