Visiting schools dominate top-eight tennis tourney at Kearsney

2014-05-27 00:00

THE country’s top eight tennis schools served up the aces and a bag of surprises at the SA schools’ tennis festival hosted by Kearsney College at the weekend.

In the final, Affies from Pretoria prevailed over a competitive Grey Bloem side to lift the trophy, while Paul Roos beat Pretoria Boys’ High in the play-off for third and fourth place. Paul Roos, a dominant force in the tournament in past years, were upset by Grey College in the semi-finals in a shock 5-4 defeat. In the other semi, Affies accounted for Pretoria Boys’ 5-1.

“The eight teams playing at the festival this year delivered top-class tennis and entertainment, with high energy levels, commitment and passion,” said festival organiser Anthony Willows.

He added that the standard of tennis from the visiting schools was a notch or two above what the KZN teams — Kearsney, Glenwood and Clifton College — had to offer. “The three KZN sides were up against tough players and have realised the dedication and skill needed to perform at this level. It may be schoolboy tennis but the players deliver unbelievable performances above their years,” he said.


Final — Affies beat Grey 5-2.

3rd/4th — Paul Roos beat Pretoria Boys’ 7-2.

5th/6th — St Stithians beat Glenwood 6-3.

7th/8th — Clifton beat Kearsney 5-4.

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