Braaiketts junior event produces tight finals

2011-01-18 00:00

THE Braaiketts junior tennis tournament that ended Sunday at Kershaw Park saw several tight finishes.

Steven Conway beat fellow Durbanite Thomas Gibson in the Boys’ U10 singles final. After four days of round robin, Conway had been unbeaten whereas Gibson had only lost once, to Conway. The doubles final was won by Richard Hartmann and Jordan Theron, who beat Gibson and Conway, winning 8-6 in the final tiebreaker.

Girls’ U10 singles final was a ding-dong affair between Hannah Plageman and Hannah Willows. In the round robin event Plageman had beaten Willows and started the final as favourite, duly winning 6-3. The doubles went to Willows and Yasha Nair who beat Shannon Firman and Kirsten Driemeyer.

The boys’ U12 singles had Paul de Carle in a strong position, but James Redfern beat him 7-2 to take the round robin section by a mere two games. Redfern played Matthew Kiln in the final and won comfortably.

The doubles was won by De Carle and Dan Forsythe, who beat Redfern and Kiln.

Girls’ U12 singles was between Jemma Veenstra and Kate Dunton. Both girls had been outstanding during the week, but Veenstra comfortably won the final. The doubles went to Veenstra and Kirsten Moody, who beat Jessica Redfern and Sam Yeats.

The boys’ U14 singles saw Musa Mpondi start well against Keegan Foss to win the first set 6-0. The second was a different affair, but Mpondi kept going to win it 7-5. The doubles went to Mpondi and Mudiwa Llobell from Foss and Dale Sandy.



Juniors – Boys’ U10 singles: Steven Conway bt Thomas Gibson; doubles: Richard Hartmann/Jordan Theron bt Gibson/Conway. Girls’ U10 singles: Hannah Willows bt Hannah Plageman. Doubles: Willows/Yashna Nair bt Shannon Firman/Kirsten Driemeyer. Boys U12 singles: James Redfern bt Matthew Kiln. Doubles: Paul de Carle/Dan Forsythe bt Redfern/Kiln. Girls’ U12 singles: Jemma Veenstra bt Kate Dunton. Doubles: Veenstra/Kirsten Moody bt Jessica Redfern/Sam Yeats. Boys’ U14 singles: Musa Mpondi bt Keegan Foss. Doubles: Mpondi/Mudiwa Llobell bt Foss/Dale Sandy. Girls’ U14 singles: Bianca Birkenstock bt Sarah Mayne. Doubles: Sarah Grenfell/Mayne bt Jahnara Pillay/Hannah Power. Boys’ U18 singles: Bevan Anley bt Wiaan Luttig. Doubles: Anley/Andrew Narramore bt Luttig/Ferdie Luttig. Girls’ U18 singles: Jodi Davidson bt Georgie Willows. Doubles: Davidson/Jenna Davidson bt Nikki Deenik/Jennifer Slotow.

Seniors - Men’s Open: 2-Ruan Roelofse bt 4-Stefan Fortman 6-4 6-2 6-3. Doubles: Roelofse/Stefan Havenga bt Fortmann/Mark Vorwerk 6-2-6-2 6-0.

• The report on the men’s seniors was published in Monday’s Witness.

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