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Tennis: Cockle Bay win Caro Bowl on 100th anniversary

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For the first time in nine years of competing in New Zealand’s Premier Club Competition, Cockle Bay has taken out the title on the 100th anniversary of the competition.

After picking up both doubles against Next Generation, Cockle Bay was in the driver’s seat needing one more win and a couple of sets from the remaining matches to take the men’s title.

James Meredith and Connor Heap won top doubles 6-3 6-2

Members of the Caro bowl winning Cockle Bay Tennis Club. Photo supplied

Rob Reynolds and Alex Hunt won bottom doubles 7-6 3-6 10-7

Heap won the number 4 singles convincingly (6-0 6-1) pretty much sealing the deal and it was all over when Hunt took the second set in the number 3 singles.

The matches were live-streamed with an impressive number of viewers.

In the nine years Cockle Bay has competed, they have only missed the play-offs twice.

“Winning this title means so much to our players and supporters,” a club spokesperson said.


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