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The Spike or Victoria University College Review June 1917

Tennis Notes

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Tennis Notes

"You know what these mixed doubles are"

"The Angel in the House."

Tennis Notes

In spite of war conditions the Tennis Club has had a very satisfactory season. The report of a credit balance of £400 odd in last issue of the "Spike" did somewhat overstep the mark, but our financial position is nevertheless quite sound. The large number of enthusiastic players has kept up interest in tennis, even if the pre-war standard of play has not been maintained. During the season we succeeded in arranging four matches with other clubs. In November we journeyed to Otaki at the kind invitation of that club. The trip was thoroughly satisfactory and although our opponents secured a win by a small margin, we, one and all, enjoyed the day. The club is once again deeply indebted to Otaki for their kindly hospitality.

On Anniversary Day in January, Otaki favoured us with a return match. During the few preceding days we had some misgivings about the weather, but we were pleased to be able to astonish the Otaki people with a perfectly calm day. They appeared however to be quite overcome by their astonishment and we gained a rather easy victory. We regret that a further match with Otaki fell through owing to miscarriage of correspondence.

Later in the season we were fortunate enough to arrange a match with Newtown Club and a small team from V.U.C. had a very enjoyable afternoon's tennis on the Town Belt. The match however was unfinished and the result uncertain.

The following week we played a team from Wellington Club on our own Courts and after an excellent match we just managed to win. No doubt Wellington will be seeking revenge early next season.

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Championship singles were commenced just prior to Christmas but were necessarily suspended until the end of January, owing to the absence of most of our players. It cannot be said that the championships were entirely successful, as little interest was taken in the matches, but nevertheless sonic excellent games were played. Miss M. Sievwright and Mr. L. J. Edmondson are to lie congratulated on their respective wins.

It is to be regretted that the names of championship winners have not been engraved on the Shield for some years, and as the records in the "Spike" are incomplete it is now difficult to ascertain the names for engraving. Anyone therefore who can throw any light on the subject is requested to communicate with the Secretary of the Club. The results for the following years are missing:—

1914 Woman Champion.
1915 Woman Champion.
1912 Man and Woman Champion.
1909 Woman Champion.