SOUTH AFRICAN TENNIS JUNIORS WIN INAUGURAL IC JUNIOR CHALLENGE

Adelaide, Australia - The South African Under 17 tennis team has won the inaugural IC (International Club) Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals held in Adelaide, Australia, this past week.
The South African team, selected by the South African Tennis Association consisted of Matthew Roussouw (Gauteng North), Theo Ferreira (Free State), Ilze Hattingh (Gauteng North) and Lyn Kiro (Western Province). The team qualified for this tournament by winning the IC Africa Junior Challenge in September last year.
The other countries competing in the tournament were Australia, USA, India, Germany and Argentina, each representing their continent in the world finals. The South African team was the only team unbeaten during the Round Robin tournament, and emerged victorious after beating Germany in the final round.
“We are absolutely delighted with this result and are very proud of the team. They have shown great competitive spirit and upheld the IC values of good sportsmanship and camaraderie, while competing at an international level. I would also like to congratulate Lyn Kiro for winning the IC Sportsmanship Award at the event!” commented Leonie Grondel, chairperson of ICSA (International Club of South Africa).
The IC Junior Worldwide Finals are held every second year. The ICSA is one of 38 International Clubs worldwide whose aims and objectives are to foster friendship and sportsmanship in international tennis.

Results
The final placings were as follows:
1.South Africa 2. Argentina 3 Germany 4.USA 5. India 6. Australia

South Africa’s results as follows:
Day 5 vs Germany won 5-1
Day 4 vs USA won 6-1
Day 3 vs Argentina won 5-1
Day 2 vs India won 5-1
Day 1 vs Australia won 5-1


DUNLOP OPEN RESULTS

Pretoria – Corrected (Girls under 12) results of the Dunlop Open, a national tennis tournament, part of the Key Health Series, played at the Groenkloof Stadium in Pretoria.
FINAL SINGLES
Boys
Open
Termayne Mitchell (GC) bt 5-Clinton Wernick (GE) 7-6(13) 6-4
Under-16
1-Ruben Alberts (GN) bt 2-Michiel Van Schoor (Bol) 6-2 4-6 6-4
Under-14
5-Richard Thongoana (GC) bt 6-Cameron Petersen (GC) 6-4 6-2
Under-12:
1-Lleyton Cronje (GN) bt 2-Phillip Henning (FS) 6-4 7-66)
Girls
Open
Tamar Shahaf (NWP) bt Kaylea Sher (GC) 6-3 6-4
Under-16
Louise-Mare Botes (FS) bt 6-Vanja Klaric (NWP) 3-6 6-3 6-1
Under-14
3-Wilanie Van Zyl (EP) bt 2-Jone Kruger (NWP) 6-3 6-4
Under-12
1-Zoe Kruger (GN) bt 4-Alexander Martin (GC) 6-1 6-1
FINAL DOUBLES
Boys
Open
1-Dylan Bernatzky (GN)/Reinhardt Trollip (GN) bt 8-Termayne Mitchell (GC)/Keegan Sullivan (GC) 6-4 6-3
Under-16
2-Franscois Kellerman (WP)/Okkie Kellerman (WP) bt 5-Marnich Hattingh (GN)/Anre-Roux Vorster (GN) 6-2 6-1
Under-14
1-Joshua Howard-Tripp (GE)/Richard Thongoana (GC) bt 2-Cameron Petersen (GC)/Cobus Van Der Merwe (GE) 6-2 6-2
Under-12:
1-Lleyton Cronje (GN)/Phillip Henning (FS) bt 2-Liam Coertzen (FS)/William Wilson (GN) 6-0 6-0
Girls
Open
2-Dane Joubert (GN/Anel Luus (GN) bt 1-Jeanne Schmidt (GN)/Vimbai Ugaro (Bot) 6-2 3-6 10-6
Under-16
1-Hubre-Mare Botes (FS)/Louise-Mare Botes (FS) bt 2-Ansunica Brits (NWP)/Robyn Bulmer (GC) 7-5 3-6 10-7
Under-14
2-Lienkie De Kock (NWP)/Minette Van Vreden (Bol) bt 1-Zani Barnard (NWP)/Mila Hartig (GN) 7-5 6-2
Under-12
2-Zoe Kruger (GN)/Renee Van Wyk (GN) bt 1-Ester De Kock (NWP)/Carli Van Onselen (EP) 6-4 6-2

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