Tennis series ends in style
This year’s PTA Tennis Series came to an epic conclusion last weekend, and saw Arnaud Marais, in the midi category secure his second overall win in a row after a tough season which also saw Eila Kambonde and Samuel Mayinoti push the champion all the way.
Marais, who won his third tournament of the season, had kick-off last weekend’s event as the log-leader and kept his cool to stay on top. Mayinoti came in second to end the year behind Marais while Kambonde unfortunately missed out on the action, but remained third in the overall ranking.
“It was worthy last tournament after an exciting season. We have definitely improved the series and we look to ahead to an even better future,” Romeo van Wyk, PTA head coach and tournament director said.
Meanwhile Delicia Dirkse defended her title despite having to settle for third place over the weekend. Hendrina Appolus returned to winning ways after a lengthy absence but it wasn’t enough to fight for the title.
The second place went to Faith Kahuure, who battled with Dirkse most of the year, ending a mere 500 points behind the champion. The arguably most intense action came in the boy’s intermediate division with Mike Kambonde and Randel Kavandje setting up a mouth-watering finale.
Kavandje had consistently accumulated points to get himself on top of the log going into the season finale, but Kambonde was the more successful player winning four tournaments in row.