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LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Continuing our icpoit of the. tirst day's play in the M< n'« Singhs. Dickie bud to go through the full live >«ts before accounting for S. N' 'l>i-owii. In lin> tilst two sets lirown ■■(■• aid make u<> ht:niway against the man from Taranaki. u im piled on tho points. Blown then settled <lov.n t-> his best fonn. and gave hie- opponent an anxious time -ind much hard work. The Balmaceweu phner won the thiid set with, a wido margin, and took the fourth also after a. f-et. Frou-n was feeling the. eft'-cls of his *'\ertions, and Dickie' managed tooutla-t bim i: the tiual set. .lenuin..s chainpiou) wa.s in rare form again.it Seay, w'uo was forced t-» make many errors. Seay iiad put in four days' )ie;i\y funis at Aslibintoii. which Jiad taken pome oi the olf limi. .lennings, howev.-r, uoukl have •not, in any Seay v,a.- foituiaite m not heing called oftener* in iii.- mati he- for Kiot-fauhing. in. which ln> wa- a very freq'ient and u'aring olfeud. r. \Viien tiie f until set wuc 2-1 in favor of Fating? against ILirraway th" former retired. Me w.-i> outgenera.lied in the lh.-t .^t. im I was beilind at 5 0 in the .second. 1 Wal he git :i. rtiit of games by lotcefu! pliv. and k-ok ti:e lead. At, 6 5 1 la. iaway v.-;, 6 within a pnir.l of the set. and ag.Cn at 8-7, but he mi.-ied the . hances. and Fathe--.- ran out at 11-9, and took the ueu to 6-2. but was obviously tiring rapidly, when he resigned to the veteian. In the Ladies" Single* first round the winners w-.-i\> all too strong for their opponents, a„ the *eore* prove. Wallace-Dickie were tm, strong a pair for Mie Otago champion-, 11. S. and S. X. Brown, although m the third svt the brolhers played gnat tennis, and at, one peril d hc'ui the lead at o 3. but thev f-iile<i to drive home the advantage. This was a v-i-v line all fanexhibiting splendid twin. Xi. holsoii Jen ningh an' Hinted for Biay-Wilkie more easilv than .-s|,.'Ct-d. only tie- first f-'t b-'ing strongly Olbvh r-F. S. Wi'i'.ing gnine 1 a. convincng vut.n-y over 1b..-:-.-Pearse. w!"-' <lid i:>t combine w-11, nlthiiugh thev mvle liriuv line strokes. Until Ollmov' and Wildtuig v. etv at their 'nest. S.-av Boirows wi'i'- .-imply t"o g"'-d f..r M-Doingall-Harraway. Seay in tin.ni.t!eh was thrice fo"t-faulted liv Cmpuv Taylor. Ap<irt. from tin- h- mad- in.-i.ny pr.-;tv !-h'>t-. and Borrow* wc... very >-uie. Vhe i,|,| o-iiioo did not do them- e'ves justit,-. 'They taib-.l in •• ombin-d imi. and weiv tr~> oft-'ii cut of po.-iti-.ii. Ilarr-i-.vav uas po.bablv feeling the -tf ■- t-- of bis nearly two hom-.' single. .MTVugaH appeared to kav - -oi olf dav witli bis u.-uaily line, f-ervice Gray a-.d B'lird hj id a eomfortable win ov, r M:\i Xagle and Mi.-s Huglies. and the former pair are now in the final. wh«re tlnv will probabiy tiieet Misses Ctmpl.ell and Brewster, and i< sliotdd be :l fin.v ,-enies:. 'I lie attemlat, .-.-• u:m v.-vv .-at i-1.0 b.i-v. lb • fail- sex: ptv.b-.mint'.tin-/. M,ssrs 'Bcgg (refer-H, r.-.'ieriek i—'i-r.-laiy). and J. S. X : eol<on kept th Hi-ts eoing v, it'ic.n' a hitch, and umpires were pb>ntifu!. Tho foUouiug aee t! ■■ results ..f the fii-t day's play • MI-.V'S DOCBLKS ClI AM t'H iXSni P OF XKW ZKAT.AXn-r.--st ~■' ! : '-" rets; advantac/e s, O. Walla, e and C. .1. Dickie ,Taranaki). First Ib.r.t.d.--O. Ollivie,- and V. S. Wilding beat W. t'o-ir-e and W. (b.-s. 6 2. 6-2. 6-3. C. J. Dick!-- and A. O. Widko-e bear Tt. S. and S. X. Brown, 6-2, 6 3. 7-5. A. Borrows and G. D. Miv hi a! A. K. Tlarrauav and S r, \{-\ ton-.dl. 60. 54. 6 1. .1. C. Xieols.e: .in.l L. S. beat W. A. Brav end It A Wilkie, 6-". 62. 6 1. L\D!l-'S' DdIT'.LKS ( II AM PIOXSIII P OK XI-AV ZIiALAXM. Best ■.-.( tho - rets: advantage set-. l'n .-eut i-bam-f.ion-. Misses A. Grav : Am-l-iand) and F. Baird lll.iwk.-'s Bayb —First itouud.Misses M. P. \\ hi to and K. Black be...t Misses ,1. Coek and I-', .lackson. 6-2, 6 3. --Second Bound. - Mi.-vves A. Crav and K. M. Baled beat Mrs Xagle and Mis.- Muglns. 6 \ 6 1.

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LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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