Western Province captured the under 18 junior tennis inter-provincial tournament which ended Saturday in Bloemfontein. The 14 South African tennis provinces competed for honours. Each team was made up of 4 boys and 4 girls with each match consisting of singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches making up the tie in the round robin format event.
The Western Province team comprising of MC Visser, Keaton Saunders, Dion Roos, Chevaan Davids, Mikayla Morkel-Brink, Chloe Heerden, Krysa Gaweda and Lilianne Ongendangend comfortably outperformed the other 13 provinces, finishing the tournament in first position for the second consecutive year, on 68 points with Gauteng Central coming in second 13 points below on 45.
Fred Kiewitz, coach of Western Province said that the depth of his team made the difference in defending their Inter-Provincial title. “We came to the event a few days early to acclimatize and were confident going in,” said Kiewitz. “We are all ecstatic about our win and it’s good to know that our hard training and preparations have paid off.”
The final standings for the event were:
Western Province 68
Gauteng Central 45
Gauteng North 40