Gauteng School St Stithians win Gerrie Berner

For the first time in the nine years, Paul Roos was not able to defend their title and found worthy adversary St Stithians College.

After three days of competition St Stithians was crowned the winner of the tournament after beating Grey College of Bloemfontein 6–3 in the final.

Third place went to the host school, Paul Roos Gimnasium, beating Pretoria Boys 6–3.

The St Stithians team, lead by their captain Mitchell Fieldgate, can feel immensely proud of their achievement and can probably consider themselves the best schools tennis team in the country for 2014 following this result.

The twelve teams were divided in two groups:

Neethling Group final standings:

1 Grey College
2 St Stithians
3 Affies
4 Clifton
5 Stellenbosch High
6 Pearson

Hofmeyr Group standings:

1 Paul Roos
2 Pretoria Boys
3 Glenwood
4 Paarl Boys’ High
5 Waterkloof
6 St Benedicts

Knock-out phase:
Semifinal: St Stithians beat Paul Roos: 5–4
Semifinal: Grey College beat Pretoria Boys: 5–2
Affies beat Boishaai Paarl: 5–1
Glenwood beat Clifton: 5–1
Waterkloof beat Pearson: 5–0
Stellenbosch High beat St Benedicts: 5–2

Final day’s fixtures:
Final: St Stithians beat Grey College: 6–3
3rd and 4th playoff: Paul Roos beat Pretoria Boys: 6–3
5th and 6th playoff: Affies beat Glenwood: 5–2
7th and 8th playoff: Boishaai Paarl beat Clifton: 5–2
9th and 10th playoff: Waterkloof beat Stellenbosch High: 5–4
11th and 12th playoff: St Benedicts beat Pearson: 5–0