Lady of Fatima girls clean up the day to take Smythe title

2014-02-04 00:00

FIFTEEN schools from KwaZulu-Natal took part in the annual Smythe Trophy at Kershaw Park on Saturday.

There was an increase in the number of participants, with 24 doubles combinations entering the tournament. Danville Park returned the trophy after winning it consecutively over the past two years.

In the A section, the battle for the top positions was between St Anne’s and Durban Girls’ College, Epworth I and The Wykeham Collegiate II, TWC I and Lady of Fatima I, St Mary’s I and Epworth II. In the B section, Treverton I, Hillcrest, Wembley and TWC Invitational contested for the top place.

The cross-pool play-offs proved to be extremely tough with a number of matches going into tie-breaker sets. It was Sarah Mayne and Hannah Power from Epworth playing for the number one position against Samantha Schnell and Kendal Gorlei from Lady of Fatima.

The Fatima girls cleaned up the day, winning all their matches to deservedly take the Smythe title for 2014.

In the B section, an exciting final was played between Anja Kanzler and Kate Armitage from Treverton and a late replacement team, TWC Invitational, comprising Grace Grant and Yasha Nair. The TWC team, in an epic battle, narrowly defeated the Treverton girls.


A section

1) Fatima 1 Samantha Schnell and Kendal Gorlei

2) Epworth 1 Sarah Mayne and Hannah Power

3) St Anne’s 1 Tessa van der Merwe and Sophie McDonald

4) St Mary’s 1 Kirsty Higgs and Gil Doran

5) DGC Nicole Koenig and Phillipa Liasides

6) TWC 1 Nicola Deenik and Cheney Firman

7) TWC 2 Samantha Yeats and Jemma Veenstra

8) Epworth 2 Kristi Conradie and Catherine Pringle

9) GHS 1 Ellen King, Leigh-Anne van den Berg

10) St Anne’s 2 Megan McDonald and Hannah Moxham

11) GHS 2 Cailene Jamloodeen, Sarah Grenfell

12) Fatima 2 Gabriella Latham and Sarah Fetter

13) St Mary’s 2 Tal Doran and Sarah Stoner

14) St John’s Lauren Clark & Aimee Pousson

15) Kingsway 1 Arantxa Belluigi and Adeela Msomi

16) Danville Park Jenna Ferguson and Darshna Naidu

B section

17) TWC Invitational Grace Grant and Yasha Nair

18) Treverton Anja Kanzler and Kate Armitage

19) Hillcrest Kimberly Fenton and Kate Dinkleman

20) Wembley Ivanna Dede and Hannah Tedder

21) Grace 1 Hannah Bowman, Heather Bowman

22) Grace 2 Milan Comely, Kaila Jacobs

23) Westville 1 Aaliya Vawda and Talmay Nadesan

24) Westville 2 Fatima Ibrahim and Shekha Makan (injury).

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