NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIPS. Arrangements in connection with the New Zealand Tennis Championship mcetitw, which commences to-morrow, are practically complete, reports the secretary (Mr Arthur Pctherick). Four courts have been specially prepared for play at Carlsbrook, as tho Now Zealand championships must be played on grass. Scaling accommodation for spectators has been provided, and refreshments will be available during each day of the meeting. Most of the visiting competitors have arrived, including Mrs Nagle and Miss Hughes (Wellington), Miss Brewster (Taranaki), Messrs Wallace, Dickie, and Nicholson (Taranaki), and Ollivior and Wilding (Canterbury). Tho order of play for tho first- day, published in yesterday’s issue, gives promise that matches of exceptional interest- will be contested in the preliminary rounds. Tho meeting is expected to take three days, and may bo extended to four. Given a. continuation of the, fine weather now lieing enjoyed, tennis enthusiasts may expect- to witness tennis of a standard seldom soon in Dunedin.
ASHBURTON- CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING. [Per Untied Press Association.] _ ASHBURTON. December 29. Tijo Ashburton Lawn Tennis Club this forenoon concluded their animal tournament, which, has Ixen in progress since Christmas Day. There was a large numlier of competitors, ami route good play tins wit ncesod. The principal -'vent (the Men's’ South Canterbury Championship Singles) was won by O. D. Seay, a young and promising Christchurch player, who defeated P. O. Greenwood (Chrisfc-lunchl in the final, 7-5. 6-L Miss E. M. Baird had no difficulty in winning the South Canterbury Ladies' Championship Singles, Mrs P. (1. t irremvood being runner-up. The Men's .Doubler. Championship was secured by P. Whito-Parsonc and P. G. Green wo. al (Christchurch), who defeated \V. Goes and L. J. Taylor iChrinu-bmchl in the final. Other yi liners were :—Men's Singles Handicap (first, grade), A. Borrows (Dunedin) ; Men's Singles Handicap (second grade), L. Borrows (Dunedin) ; Ladies' Singles Handicap, Miss E. A. Bloxam (owe 15 2-6), who prevailed over Miss E. M. Bain! fc.wo d 0) by 9 to 7 in the last panto ; Men's Doubles, \V. Pearso (Waitohi) and A. B. Sands (Christchurch 1 ; Ladies’ Doubles. Misses S, bnieder and Percy (Ashburton): Combined Doubles, W. Pear sc and Miss Stewart.
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LAWN TENNIS, Evening Star, Issue 15687, 29 December 1914