Rain stops play at North Otago Open

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The North Otago Tennis Open produced some fine tennis over the weekend before rain intervened to put an end to the men’s singles and doubles finals on Sunday.

The Ladies singles culminated in a family final with Nicky Wallace downing her mother Judith Wallace 6-7, 7-5, 6-0.

Judith, partnered by Cathy Aitken, would have found some consolation in her doubles final victory over Nicky and Marion Roge.

The men’s final between saw Perry Crockett leading last year’s winner Gillies De Gouy 4-3 before the heavy the rain forced the match to be abandoned.

Ladies Singles Round Robin;

Nicky Wallace beat Marion Roge 6-0, 6-0.

Judith Wallace beat Cathy Aitken 6-2, 6-4.

Judith Wallace beat Marion Roge 6-0, 6-0.

Nicky Wallace beat C Aitken 6-0, 6-0.

Final, Nickey Wallace beat Judith Wallace 6-7, 7-5, 6-0.

Ladies Doubles;

Cathy Aitken / Judith Wallace beat Nicky Wallace / Marion Roge 3-6, 7-5, 10-6.

Mens Singles;

Gillies De Gouy (Auckland) beat Rodney Pongilinan 6-1, 6-0.

Lucien Lemay (France) beat Glen Claridge 2-6, 6-0, 6-0.

Kenta Naka (Nelson) beat Jean Lemay (France) 6-1, 6-3.

Tim Preston (Chch) beat Ryan Eggars (Balcutha) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Jeremy Ferguson beat Andrew Wilson (Dunedin) 6-2, 6-1.

Errol Nattrass (South Africa) beat Nick Dalziel 6-0, 6-1.

Daiki Naka (Chch) beat James Callaghan (Chch) 6-0, 6-0.

Perry Crockett (Wanaka) beat John Honeywell (Chch) 6-1, 6-0.

Quarter Finals;

GilliesDe Gouy beat Lucien Lemay 6-2, 6-3.

Kenta Naka beat Tim Preston 6-0, 6-4.

Errol Nattrass beat Jeremy Ferguson 6-1, 6-0.

Perry Crockett beat Daiki Naka 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(5).

Semi Finals

Gillies De Gouy beat Kenta Naka 6-0, 6-4.

Perry Crockett beat Errol Nattrass 6-4 5-7 7-6(5).

Final – Abandoned

Mens Doubles;

De Gouy / Lemay beat Wilson / Thomas More 6-0, 6-1.

Claridge / Ferguson beat Callaghan / Honeywell 4-6, 7-6, 6-2.

D Naka / K Naka beat Eggers / J Lemay 6-4, 6-4.

Crockett / Nattrass beat Dalziel / Dalziel 6-1, 6-2.

Semi Final;

De Gouy / L Lemay beat Claridge / Ferguson 6-3, 6-1.

Crockett / Nattrass beat Naka/ Naka 6-1, 6-1.

Final – Abondoned.

PHOTO: Defending champion Gillies De Gouy was 4-3 behind to Perry Crockett before poor weather forced an end to play on Sunday – JAMES FORD