Impressive competition seen in Durban junior tennis tournament

2013-07-10 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Coca-Cola Mini Series, a Tennis South Africa national junior tournament, was played at Westridge Park Stadium in Durban last week.

The competition was impressive, as was evident in the girls’ 12 and under singles final, where second-seed Takalani Molaoa of Limpopo defeated top-seed Lara van der Merwe of North West 3-6 6-4 10-8.

The boys’ 16 and under title was also no easy feat, with fourth seed Juan-Louis van Antwerpen of Gauteng Central taking third-seed Willie van Zyl of Western Province 7-5 7-5.

In the men’s singles final, second-seed Lance Cohen brought joy to KZN fans when he beat unseeded Christiaan van der Burgh of Western Province 6-3 7-6.

Among the unfortunate KZN finalist, the third-seeded Benedict Kohler lost the boys’ 12 and under final as did C.J. Klopper in the U14 singles showdown match.


Singles finals:

Boys’ 12 and under

2-Dylan Smith (BOR) bt 3-Benedict Kohler (KZN) 6-3 6-1

Boys’ 14 and under

Thembo Makhanya (KZN) bt Cj Klopper (KZN) 6-3 6-3

Boys 16 & Under

4-Juan-Louis Van Antwerpen (GC) bt 3-Willie Van Zyl (WP) 7-5 7-5


2-Lance Cohen (KZN) bt Christiaan Van Der Burgh (WP) 6-3 7-6

Girls’ 12 and under

2-Takalani Molaoa (LIM) bt 1-Lara Van Der Merwe (NWP) 3-6 6-4 10-8

Girls’ 14 and under

1-Ansune’ Van Der Walt (NWP) bt Samantha Muller (GC) 6-4 6-2

Girls’ 16 and under

Amelie Boy (KZN) bt Brieta Pienaar (EP) 6-1 6-1


Sarah Sarjoo (GC) bt Tracey Bulmer (GC) 6-1 6-2

Doubles finals:

Boys’ 12 and under

1-Victor Putter (GN)/Wikus Robbertse (GC) vs James Mcilwraith/ Frank Theron (KZN) Not played

Boys’ 14 and under

Arnaud Chervon/Daniel Forsythe (KZN) vs 2-CJ Clopper/Thembo Makhanya (KZN) Not played

Boys’ 16 and under

1-Daniel Du Toit/Willie Van Zyl (WP) vs Blake Flanegan/Jadon Moerdyk (BOR) Not played

Girls’ 12 and under

Tyla Carter/Kelsey Jones (KZN) vs 2-Carla Cloete (GN)/Nonceba Dwanya (GC) Not played

Girls’ 14 and under

Samantha Muller/Tegan Scorgie (GC) vs Liri Smith/ Kiara Wakeford (GC) Not played


3-Yaseen Ibrahim (KZN)/Christiaan Van Der Burgh (WP) vs Lance Cohen/Waylon Ferrandi (KZN) Not played


1-Caitlin Herb/Sarah Rose Sarjoo (GC) vs 2-Robyn Bulmer/Tracey Bulmer Not played

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