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DOMINION TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Equal to the weather experienced during the 1904 championships, played at C'arisbrtok, whs the verdict of thopr- present to-dav. A trifle ton warm, perhaps, hut a cool breeze tempered tho sun's ray*. Prior to commencing hostilities. Mr T. _ Begg (president of the Xeiv Zealand Association! in :i few appreciated remarks welcomed the visitors, and expressed the hope that, the weather would keep up Otago's ■vvell-knoWTi reputation, and that all would enjoy their vi?it and experiences in Dunediu. He referred to the terrible war now raging in Europe, which had. apruvciablv affected thi on tries, but that was of no importance when the destiny of our great. Empire was at stake. There was a. long and severe tusfde between Wilkie. and Bray, commencing ai 9.45. It was just noon when Wilkie gained the victory by three rets to two. The veteran Borrows put. tip a great fight against the championship holder (Wallace). Borrows won the first set by superior play. hut. he tired visibly towards ths finish. Oliivier had an easy time with Nicolso:i (Taranaki). One mixed doubles (erronconslv called combined doubles) was got off. and in this floss and Miss Baird were just ton good for It. S. Brown and Mirx« Cramond. The grass court, was certainly a big handicap to the lialmacewen pair, but- they could not have played jniieh better on asphalt. Goss was severe overhead, Brown good all round. Miss Baird not at. her best, whilst Mi-s Ciamond fairlv excelled herself, passing (Joss time after time at the net. The following aiv the scores:—MKX'S SINGLES. —First Bound.— Pears'.'. (C'antorbiirvl beat Wilding; (Canl.'iburyl. 6-1. 6-0. 62. Second Round.— Wilkie (Otago) Ivnt Urav (OtairoL 2-6. 6 0. o-6. 7-5. 6-5. Oliivier 'Cariferhurvl beat Nicholson (Taranakil, 6-0, 6-]. 6-2. "\\ itil:icro (Taranaki) beat Borrows (C'anter.mv). 1-6. 11-5. 6-1. 6-5. Dickie (Tara.naki) beat. Brown (Otago), 60. 6-2, 5-7, 6-8. 6-3. Jennings. (Otngo) b?at svav (C'anterbitrv). 6-1. 6-1. 6-2. A. .]■:. Ilanawav beat' J{. Fathers. 6-2. 9-11, 26, 1-2. Fathers retired. LADIES' SINGLES. --First J'otinW. -- Miss Hughes (Well:net on I brat Miss Jackson (Otaco). 6-1. 6 5. Miss Brewster (Tannnkii beat Miss Black iCMago). 6-1. 6-5. Mi.'sF. Campbell brat Mir.fi A. .1. Duthi". 6-1. 6 0.

.Mrs Nagle beat Miss M. Elisor. 6-4. 6-1. MIXED DOURLES. --First- Round. Miss Baird and Gosr lvat. Miss Cramond and 11. Brown. 6-8. S-6, 6-4.

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DOMINION TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS., Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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DOMINION TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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