PTA Tennis Series reaches final stretch
The Pro Tennis Academy (PTA) tennis series is reaching its final stretch after the third last tournament of the season took place at the WHS field in the capital last weekend.
With head coach, Romeo van Wyk having completed a coaching clinic in the United States of America over recent weeks, his newly learned coaching techniques are starting to bear fruits with the level of play increasing significantly.
In the midi category, Arnaud Marais stormed to victory again after the youngster from Windhoek had missed out on the first place over the last two events. His main rival, Eila Kambonde, held on to second place while Samuel Mayinoti came in third.
Marais now leads the ranking with 4200 points but he is still not guaranteed anything as Kambonde and Muatjejeja are tied in second with 3600 points each. Both are still very much in the running for the overall win come November as the winner of each event collects 1000 points.
Meanwhile, Mike Kambonde secured his third win in a row in the boy’s intermediate division, edging out Randel Kavandje and Marcellino Hein. Because of his slow start to the season, Kambonde currently lies only in third in the overall ranking behind Christopher Jansen, how didn’t play this weekend, and Kavandje, but he is gaining on them tremendously.
The intermediate ladies division saw Delicia Dirkse and Faith Kahuure continuing their impressive two horse race. Dirkse came out on top this time around but needs to keep the momentum going to keep Kahuure, who is not far behind her in the log, at bay.
In turn of events, Godwin Husselmann surprised log-leader Cleet Farmer in the advanced category to celebrate his first win of the season in empathetic fashion. Farmer, winner of the first six events of the year, however still sits firmly on the top ahead of Husselmann and Dudley Minnie, who came in third.
The Mini Category was an all family affair with Vaniah Mumba triumphing over Jaedyn Mumba.