WAIRARAPA TENNIS TOURNMMENT.
The Wairarapa Chainpiousnip Tenuis TouruameuG was concluded on Saturday oveniug after two days' play. Ideal weather for tennis favoured the gathering, and on both days the crowd of spectators was larger thau usual. This was undoubtedly due to the number of high-class players engaged, aud those who went to see good exhibitions of tennis were not disappointed, -especially on Saturday.
Wilding was the hero of the meeting, winning the Championship Singles, and with Fisher, the Championship Doubles. In the semi-liual for the Siugles ou Saturday, he disposed of Fisher rather easily by (s—l, (5— 2, aud in the afternoon he met ami defeated Cox, tho local champion, in the final, (5— 2, (5—4. He and Fisher had no difficulty in putting down Cox and Broad in tho Mon's Championship Doubles, the scores being G—-3, 6—o. The play was of a high order all but the ease with which Wilding, by his magnificent play, settled all opposition, gives one au idea of what great play the contests for the Davis Cup must have provided.
The ladies' champion is Miss D. Meares, of Nelson, who beat Miss Batham, of the Tliorndou Club, Wellington, by !) games to 7. Miss Meares, assisted by Mr C. C. Cox, also won the Combined Doubles over Miss Batham aud Mr G. S. Pronse, the scores being 9 games .to 7.
The total entries for the tournament exceodod 170, and as all tho games had to be played on five courts, it is highly creditable to the Management that the games should have b«en concluded at the end of the socoud day. This meant hard work for a good many players, but it was unavoidable. The tournament is increasing in popularity every year, aud next year tho management will probably consider the desirability of making it a throe days' fixture. The tournament was exceedingly well managed, no detail being left unattended to. This was due to the uutiring efforts of the lion, secretary (Mr A. R. Sclauders), who had a strong aud business-like committee to support him. The following are the concluding results: —
Men's Championship Singles.— Final: Wilding beat Cox, c> —2, 6—4. Men's Championship Doubles.—Second Round: Wilding and Fisher beat Prouso and Weir, (s—l, <>—4; Collins and Smith beat Hawkins aud Jacksou, (')—3, (')—2. Third Round: Cox and Broad beat H. 'V. aud J. A. B. Howe, (i—l, (5—4; Wilding and Fisher beat Collins aud Smith, <>—0, G—o. Final: Wilding and Fisher beat Cox and Broad, G— )i, (s—o.
Ladies' Championship Singles.— Socoud Round : Miss Batham beat Mrs Holmes, 9—3. Final: Miss Meares beat Miss Batham, 9 —7.
Combined Doubles Championship. — Second Round: S. R. Grawith aud Mrs Holmes beat V. L. Caohemaille aud Miss Hamliu, !) —3; G. S. Prouse and Miss Batham beat C. H. Broad and Mrs Henry, 9—3; C. C. Cox aud Miss D. Meares beat P. W. Jackson aud Mrs Wags, 9—3; E. G. Red ward aud Miss A. Robinson beat H. B. L. Smith and Miss B. Oormack, 9—f>. Third Round : Cox aud Miss Meares beat Red ward aud Miss Robinson, <)_;3. Final: Cox aud Miss Meares beat Prouse and Miss Batham, 9—7.
Men's Handicap Singles.—Second Round : Mauusell, rec 2(5, beat Blundell, roc 33. (50—45. Third Round: Rish'ivorth won from Prouse by dofault; Collins, rec 28, beat F. C. Bunny, rec 15, (10—45; Mauusell beat Jackson, rec 15, (50—39; Hawkins, rec 5, beat Herd, reo 23, (50—13. Fourth Round: Collins beat Rishworth, (50—5S ; Hawkins beat Mauusell, (50—54. Final: Hawkins beat Collins, G0—515.
Men's Haudicap Singles (second grade).—Second Round: Holdsworth, rec 7, beat Pavitfc, rec 3, (50—515. Third Rouud : Bartou, scr, beat Jackson, rco 8, 00—4!); Gordon, rec 10, beat Murphy, rec 8, 00—57; Calleuder, scr, beat. Amos, scr, (50—4:2; Holdswortb, rec 7, beat Wolters, rec 8, liO—iii. Fourth Round : Barton beat Gordon, (50—51; Calleuder beat Holdsworth, (50—51. Final: Calender beat Barton, GO —53.
ilea's Handicap Doubles (lirsfc grade).—Howe (2) rec 20 beat GawitU and Cachemaillo rec 28, 70—57 ; Lawrence and Murphy rec 34 beat Mauusell aud Bluudell rec 30, 70—58; Collins and Siuitii rec 32 beat N. H. James and D. Caselberg rec 32, 70—55; Sckiuders (2) roc 28 beat Buuuy (3) roc 25, 70—(55. Third round—Howe (2) beat Lawrence and Murphy, 70— (Hi; Cox and Broad owe 5 boat Elcnate and Mirains rec 32, 70—61; Herd and O'Leary rec 33 won from Moodie and Bunting rec 28, by default; Collins aud Smith beat Sclauders (3), 70 —(53. Fourth round—Cox aud Broad beatHowe (2), retired, 55—51; Herd and O'Leary beat Collins and Smith, 70—68. Final—Cox and Broad beat Herd and u'Leary, 70—64.
Men's Haudicap Doubles (second grade).—First round—N. and A. Pearce rec 20 beat Reynolds and H. M. Gordon rec 15, (50—57; Pavitfc and Boddington rec 5 beat Calleuder and Gray scr, (50—45; Barton aud Amos scr beat Bewlcy aud Logan rec 3, (50—57. Second round— J. V. Gordon ami Holdsworth rec 7 beat Booth aud Steel rec 5, GO—47; Pavitfc and Boddiugtou beat N. and A. Pearce, GO—sl ; Wolters and Jackson rec 8 won by default from Barton and Amos; Robinsou aud Waddingtou re.c 10 won by default from Lewis and Webb scr. Third round—Pavitfc aud Boddiugton beat J. V. Gordon and Holdsworfch, 60—44; Waddiugtou and Robiusou beat Wolters and Jackson, 60—4 G. Final —Pavitt aud Boddiugtou beat Robinsou aud Waddingtou, (50—56.
Ladies' Handicap Singles.— Second round—Miss Robinson rco 12 beat Miss Bloxatn rec 18, 00—±9. Third round —Mrs Holmes rec 14 won by default from Miss Batham scr; Mrs Murphy rec 22 beat Miss Robinson, 50 —37. Final—Mrs Murphy beat Mrs Holmes, 50—2!). Ladies' Handicap Doubles.—First round—Misses Robinsou and Red ward rec n> beat Mrs J. B. Henry and Miss Whitcomberec 14, 50—40; Mrs Holmes and Miss Batham scr boat Misses Fitzherbert and Oormack rec 18, 50—38. Second round—Mrs Murphy and Miss Ross rec 11 beat Misses Robiuson and Redward, 50—37; Mrs Holmes and Miss Batham won by default from Miss Wagg and Mrs Carey rec 22. Final—Mrs Holmes and Miss Batham beat Mrs Murphy and Miss Ross, 50—45.
Combined Handicap Doubles.—First round —Calleuder and Miss Ross rec 20 beat Cachemaille and Miss Hamlin rec 25, 50—42; Lawrence and Miss Rod ward rec 22 won by default from G. S. Prouse and Miss Batham scr; J. P. and Mrs Murphy rec 25 beat BJundell and Miss Booth, 50—40. Second round—Gawith and Mrs Holmes rec 14 beat Broad aud Mrs Henry rec 10, 50—40; Hawkins and Miss Meares won by default from Callender aud Miss Ross; Collins and Miss J. Fitzherbert rec 22 beat Lawrence and Miss Redward, 50—49; J. P. aud Mrs Mnrphy beat J. A. B Howo and Mrs Carey rec 18,' 50—33. Third round—Gawith aud Mrs Holmes beat Hawkins and Miss Meares, 50—44 ; Collins aud Miss FiUherbert beat J. P. aud Mrs Murphy, 50—43.
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WAIRARAPA TENNIS TOURNMMENT., Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume LX, Issue 9277, 25 January 1909
WAIRARAPA TENNIS TOURNMMENT. Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume LX, Issue 9277, 25 January 1909
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