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Elmwood prepare to take on Cashmere in men's tennis final

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The Canterbury men's tennis final is set to be a close match up as Elmwood take on three-time defending champions, Cashmere.

This will be the sides third match up of the season. Elmwood beat Cashmere 4 - 2 in the second round, before Cashmere  took out the last encounter 5-1.

But Elmwood Club Captain, Sam Keenan said he is not reading into past results too much as it all comes down to what happens on the day.

"Our number three actually pulled his hamstring in the last encounter so was unable to play both his doubles and singles matches. So that result doesn't really reflect the last match up too much so I still  think we're in with a pretty good chance."

Sam Keenan also said despite his team's youth he is confident they can take out the final.

Elmwood's number one, Hayden Joblin has spent a lot of time playing college tennis in the US, only returning to New Zealand two years ago. Their number two, Elliot Darling, has had a strong run, remaining unbeaten for the entire season while 19-year-old brother Lawrence is also in good shape after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Meredith brothers, James, Matt and Tim, who all represent Canterbury for tennis, will take the court for Cashmere this weekend.

The final will take place at Cashmere Tennis Club at 2:30pm on Saturday.