Fortune and Menzies lost to D’Ath and Howlett 6-3, 3-6, 2-6.
Results Senior Singles (Auckland Old Boys’ Cup): O. Parun beat D. Howman 4-6, 8-6, 8-6. Senior Doubles: O. Parun and D. Howman beat N. Parris and G. Dayman 6-3, 6-3. Intermediate Singles (Jones Cup): S. Menzies beat S. Waller 7-5‘ 6-0. Intermediate Doubles: D. Dellow and Naulls beat S. Waller and A. Stephenson 7-5, 4-6, 6-1. Junior Singles: S. Menzies beat Liddell 2-6, 6-4, 6-0. Junior Doubles: S. Menzies and G. Herman beat J. Parker and A. Kember 6-2, 6-0.
v. Wanganui Collegiate The team found barely any resistance from Wanganui Collegiate, hardly surprising because of our undoubted strength, and convincingly defeated them 9-0. A. Parun beat Armstrong 6-0, 6-1. D. Howman beat Haldane 6-1, 6-1. T. Parun beat Polhill 6-0, 6-1. N. Parris beat Moore 6-1, 6-0. M. Nicol beat Matthews 6-1, 6-1. S. Menzies beat Dymock 6-0, 6-1. Parun and Howman beat Armstrong and Haldane 6-0, 6-0. Parris and Parun beat Moore and Matthews 6-0, 6-0. Nicol and Menzies beat Dymock and Polhill 6-0, 6-0.
TENNIS TEAMS AND RESULTS Senior A Team: O. Parun (capt.), D. Howman, T. Parun, N. Parris, R. Speed, M. Nicol, D. Fortune. This team owed its fine record to the spirit and talent created together. Its depth was phenomenal, the No. 6 player, M. Nicol, being runner-up in a Wellington Under-17 tournament, whilst the other five are all in the Wellington top six Juniors - an incredibly good team. The third term brought with it a number of wet days, a fact which decreased the number of games by half.
Junior A Team: S. Menzies (capt.), S. Hampton, P. Liddell, A. Parker, T. Kember, R. Guy. This team had some very talented players, but lacked the depth of the Seniors, a fact which was the cause of their couple of losses. However, with players of the calibre of Menzies, Liddell and Hampton we will be well served in the Seniors in the future. Played 9, won 6, lost 3. We wish to express our thanks to Mr. Barry for his enthusiasm and his patience in organising the first term’s tennis, and also we offer our warm thanks to Mr. Greenlees, ably supported by Mr. Michael, for their assistance late in the year. It was much appreciated.
Results: 1st Term: v. Rongotai, won 7-2 v. Scots, won 9-0 v. H.V.H.S., won 8-1 v. H.V.H.S., won 9-0 v. Onslow, won 9-0 Third Term: v. Scots, won 9-0 v. Rongotai, lost 4-5 v, Rongotai, won 7-2 v. P.N.B.H.S., won 12-3 v. Scots, won 9-0 v. Wang. Coll, won 9-0 Played 11, won 10, lost 1. Games for 92, against 13. v. Palmerston North B.H.S. This match was keenly awaited by both teams. Our team, without R. Speed through examinations, included S. Menzies, our top junior, who with a fine array of shots and plenty of determination turned in a fine performance, winning both of his singles. P.N.B.H.S. did not lack in confidence, but owing to the great depth and the extremely powerful top bracket of our team, we were able to win comfortably. Results: O. Parun beat M. Elliot 6-1, 6-1, beat K. Elliot 6-1, 6-4; D. Howman beat M. Elliot 6-2, 6-1, beat K. Elliot 6-4, 7-5; N. Parris beat R. Burgess 6-3, 6-2, beat M. Keys 6-0, 6-1; M. Nicol beat R. Burgess 6-1, 6-3, beat M. Keys 6-0, 6-3; D. Fortune lost to M. Flowlett 0-6, 6-3, 2-6, lost to W. D’Ath 2-6, 6-4, 3-6; S. Menzies beat W. D’Ath 6-1, 1-6, 7-5, beat M. Howlett 6-1, 6-1. Parun and Howman beat Elliot and Elliot 9-7, 6-1. Parris and Nicol beat Burgess and Keys 6-2,6-2. 49