Senior & Super-Vet Inter-Association – First Weekend!

Manawatu had 3 rep teams in action last weekend, with the Super-Vets playing in Wanganui, Senior Div 3 team in Wellington and the Senior Div 5 team up at North Harbour.

Super-Vets
Lost to Counties 5-4 & Lost to Wanganui 6-3

Manager Simon Allan:
“A spirited fight by Manawatu Supervets gave entertaining and competitive games but, unfortunately, no wins. The competition was intense and the results close. All players felt that a good effort had been made and we are encouraged by the first matches of the season.”

Senior Div 3 @ Wellington Badminton Centre
William, Joshua, Fiona, Ben, Isabella, Jason
Christina

Senior Div 3
Lost to North Harbour 4 10-1 & Beat Wellington North 2 8-3

Manager Joshua Curry:
“While the tie score is very one sided, our new players did well and were very competitive with some close matches. William in particular came very close in 3 games in his singles.  The second tie against Wellington North was a fantastic result, for what was for most our team their first time in Div 3. Jason, Christina and Isabella all got their first singles wins on the board.”

Senior Div 5 @ North Harbour
Sujay, Jason, Danielle, James, Cassandra
Chris, Jovanah, Jessica

Senior Div 5
Lost to North Harbour 5 9-2 & Beat Bay of Plenty 2 7-4

Manager James Veitch:
“NH5 first up was always going to be tough, but the matches were much closer than the score indicates. The team did so well to dust themselves down and take on an improved BOP team from last year. The 3 new players (Jovanah, Jason & Chris) coming into the team this year played incredibly well with Jovanah & Chris picking up their first singles wins of the season. Jovanah in particular contributed a huge amount and was voted MVP for the weekend.”