Paul Roos win prestigious Kearsney tennis tourney

2010-03-02 00:00

THE well-known Schools’ Invitational Tennis Tournament, now in its 15th year, was successfully hosted by Kearsney College.

“Eight of the top tennis-playing schools in South Africa participated in this exciting event, which is sponsored by Sportsman’s Warehouse,” said Kearsney head of tennis, Ant Willows.

All the teams stayed at Kearsney but all the tennis was played at Kershaw Park in Pietermaritzburg.

“Kershaw Park is a fantastic venue and the spirit and vibe at this venue is awesome.

:Powerade helped sponsor the event and provided the players with energy drinks throughout the weekend,” Willows said.

Teams were divided into two pools of equal strength. In the one section were Grey College, St Stithians, Paarl Boys and Kearsney, and in the other pool was Paul Roos, Affies, Clifton and Selborne.

After the completion of the round robin, Paarl Boys, Kearsney, Paul Roos and Affies proved to be the four strongest teams and made it through to the semi-finals. In the first semi-final, Paul Roos were far too strong for Kearsney and went through to the finals.

The other semi-final was a tough, exciting contest with Affies beating Paarl Boys by five matches to four.

In the final, Paul Roos dominated Affies and were worthy winners of the exciting festival, while in the play-off for third and fourth position, Paarl Boys beat Kearsney in a tense match by five matches to four.

The weekend ended with a formal prize-giving dinner at Kearsney. Prizes, sponsored by Sportsman’s Warehouse and Head, were presented to the players.



1 Paul Roos; 2 Affies; 3 Paarl Boys; 4 Kearsney; 5 St Stithians; 6 Grey College; 7 Clifton; 8 Selborne.

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