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The Spike or Victoria College Review 1936



(a) Interclub: The Club entered six teams in the Wellington Lawn Tennis Association's Interclub Competition. Our senior team was not sufficiently strong to retain the championship won during the previous season. The senior ladies' team was not so successful as in the previous season due to its numbers being depleted. The best performance was put up by the club's Fourth Division team, while the Senior B team, transferred to the Second Division owing to the loss of W. B. Gosnell, gave a fairly good account of itself.

(b) Club Championships: These are as yet unfinished due to the weather conditions.

The results to date are:—

Ladies' Singles: Miss J. Grainger.

Ladies' Doubles. Misses D. Briggs and J. Grainger.

Tournament: We have to thank the Wellington Lawn Tennis Association and the weather for the outstanding success of the Tennis section of this year's Tournament. The Association placed at our disposal six grass courts in the very best condition, besides making several others available for practices. The weather did its part by forgetting to rain or blow.

Our representatives, one and all, gave a good account of themselves, losing to Canterbury by a single point. Excitement ran high when it seemed that we might eclipse the 1932 record of tying for the first place by being the sole possessors of it. Alas! Not this year. We must congratulate J. J. McCarthy who played excellent tennis to win his N.Z.U. Blue and the Men's Singles Title from B. D. Duffield of Canterbury, 6-3, 7-5. After a marathon match of 36 games against Miss D. Briggs in the semi-final of the Ladies Singles, Canterbury entered the final to fight another long match against V.U.C.'s other representative, Miss J. Grainger, before finally retaining the title.

Yes, V.U.C. was unlucky in Tennis this year.