Local tennis title race hots up

28 Oct 2014 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 28 OCT (NAMPA) – Competition has intensified amongst local tennis players vying for top honours in the Namibia Pro Tennis Academy (PTA) tennis series.
Last week Saturday saw the players battling it out in the penultimate tournament of the season.
The event saw 26 players converge on the courts of the Windhoek High School (WHS) on Friday and Saturday.
In a statement availed to Nampa on Monday, the head coach of the Pro Tennis Academy Romeo van Wyk said reigning champion Cody van Schalkwyk celebrated his comeback in style in the advanced category.
“After a brief absence earlier this year, the youngster from the capital showed that he was still on top of his game, cruising to victory after some fine displays of tennis.
Second-placed Nguvi Hinda and third-placed Connor Schalkwyk were unable to stop Cody from yet another victory,” beamed Van Wyk.
Meanwhile, Cleet Farmer won the Intermediate division.
But he had to work extremely hard for his win, with the likes of Deonetto Dirkse and Brandon Maasdorp hot on his heels throughout the tournament.
Adam Diggle was another successful returnee.
“Missing out on the last couple of tournaments didn’t seem to have hampered his capabilities as he returned to winning ways in style in the Midi category, leaving Hendrina Apollus and Shaylynn Johr in second and third places, respectively,” Van Wyk continued.
In the mini category, Tromp van der Merwe stormed to his second win in a row.
Jamilla Hungamo got second place, and Lizka Delport settled for third place.
Van Wyk said the organisers were very happy with the number of participants, as well as the level of tennis displayed.
“We are eagerly awaiting the last tournament to see who will be crowned this year’s champion,” he stated.