Tennis report

2018-06-20 06:01

THE finals of the RTS and Organics for Africa tennis handicaps and championships were played over the weekend in chilly, windy weather.

The handicap matches produced some interesting and, in some cases, careful tennis.

The men’s singles title was won by Ashley Cotterrell who edged out newcomer Gareth Larkan, with the ladies title going to Erika Gevers who beat Sylvia Varty.

The men’s doubles was won by Pierre Steyn and Ian Redfern who played Peter Hardy and Gareth Larkan (who were 6-3 up, and lost it 7-6).

Sylvia Varty and Carol Adendorff beat Ingrid Surendorff and Wendy Edkins to take the ladies doubles title.

The mixed doubles handicap saw Deon van Rooyen and Carol Adendorff beat Erika and Rolf Gevers to take the title in a closely fought match.

The mixed doubles championships were also played earlier in the week and saw Clive Edkins playing a convincing match against Mike Barrow and Carol Adendorff to take the match 6-0, 6-0.

On Sunday, the rest of the championship finals were played and we were treated to some excellent tennis.

The men’s final was a fast-paced match between Clive Edkins and Colin Corbishley.

Corbishley took the first set 6-2. Edkins, having been 5-2 up in the second set, finally took it 7-6. In the third set, Edkins was serving for the match at 5-4, but lost his serve, and went on to lose the set 7-6, for Corbishley to take the title.

In the ladies match, Carol Adendorff beat Corné Nefdt 6-1, 7-5. This was a good match with excellent varied tennis being played.

The ladies doubles final was clever tennis between Pam Paul and Carol Adendorff and Joanie Koller and Sylvia Varty. Paul and Adendorff took the match 6-2, 6-4.

The last championship match of the day was the men’s doubles between titleholders Colin Corbishley and Michael Meyer, and Ashley Cotterrell and Ian Hill.

Corhishley and Meyer took the first set comfortably 6-0, but Cotterrell and Hill found their rhythm and took the next two sets 6-1, 6-3, to take the title.

We ended off the day with a very social bring and braai.

Thank you to the ladies for the delicious tea eats and salads, and to all the spectators who came to watch.

Lastly, a day like this could not be such a success without the hard work of those who helped.

Thank you all for making it such a special day. Prize giving will be held later in the year at the AGM.

Social tennis will resume as normal next Saturday, with second Saturday family tennis day on July 7.

The Pannar mixed doubles tournament will be coming up soon. Watch this space!

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