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Maiden PTA Tennis tourney delivers

The finalists of the Intermediate category pose for a picture (from left to right): Cleet Farmer, Melissa Khupe and Taimi Nashiku

The PTA Tennis Series got off to a successful new season on the tennis fields of the Windhoek High School (WHS) in the capital last Saturday.
In the Intermediate category, newcomer Melissa Khupe was the stand-out player of the day. She put up some great performances to edge past established players like Cleet Farmer, who had to settle for second place. Taimi Nashiku came in third.

Meanwhile Mike Kambonde came out guns blazing in the Beginner’s division to take home the victory. The talented youngster from Windhoek secured the third overall place in this division during last year’s edition and it seems that that was just a first glimpse of what he is capable of.
The second place went to Megano Sheeya. Hendrina Appollus, who together with Sheeya got her first taste of the Beginners division after stepping up from the Midi division, came in third.
The first place in the Mini category went to Eila Kambonde. She edged past Jamilla Hungamo und Jozikee Tjaimba who had to settle for second and third respectively.
At this tournament, all participants collected points for the PTA Tennis Ranking once again. Throughout the series, players accumulate ranking points on a 12 month rolling basis with great prizes for the overall winners of the various playing categories up for grabs at the end of the year.
Results overview were as follows: Mini category: 1. Eila Kamonde; 2. Jamilla Hungamo and 3. Jozikee Tjaimba. Beginners: 1. Mike Kambonde; 2. Megano Sheeya; 3. Hendrina Apollus; 4. Tjombe Kauta; 5. Tulimo Mathias. For the Intermediate category: 1. Melissa Khupe; 2. Cleet Farmer; 3. Taimi Nashiku and 4. Immanuel Bras.

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