GC Players excel at Junior Nationals

Nadine de Villiers and Michael Copeland - 18U Junior Nationals winners with TSA board member Clark Coetzee
Nadine de Villiers and Michael Copeland – 18U Junior Nationals winners with TSA board member Clark Coetzee

Congratulations to all our players who took part in the TSA Junior Nationals in Bloemfontein. You continue to make us proud! In the under 18 age group Gauteng Central dominated with second seed Michael Copeland winning the boys title and top seeded Nadine De Villiers capturing the girls title. Our players excelled in doubles – with Cameron Petersen and Richard Thongoana taking the Boys 16U; and Megan Basson playing with Isabella Weatherhead from GN captured the Girls 12U; Jessica Assenmancher and partner Kayln Bouwer(EP) won the Girls 14U doubles title.

In the 14 U mixed doubles section Justin Liebenberg and Jessica Assenmacher were the winners.

A big well done to our players who were finalists in the singles and doubles – huge achievement!

Results of the South African Junior Tennis Championships being played in Bloemfontein, Free State on Monday.

Singles Finals:
B10 and Under
Marshall Hullet (KZN) bt Joseph Townes (Bor) 6-3 7-6 (3)

B12 and Under
1-Khololwam Montsi (GN) bt 6-Damien Nezar (Eden) 6-2 6-2

B14 and Under
1-Philip Henning (FS) bt 2-Justin Liebenberg (GC) 7-5 6-3

B16 and Under
1-Damon Kesaris (KZN) bt 7-Jordan Sauer (GN) 6-0 6-0

B18 and Under
2-Michael Copeland (GC) bt 1-Nikolai Manchev (KZN) 6-2 6-2

G10 and Under
Naledi Manyube (Eden) bt Jessica Hess (Bol) 6-0 6-1

G12 and Under
1-Makayla Loubser (WP) bt 2-Isabella Weatherhead (GN) 6-1 4-6 7-6 (0)

G14 and Under
Delien Kleinhans (FS) bt 7-Carmen Fichardt (FS) 6-3 6-2

16 and Under
2-Mila Hartig (GN) bt 3-Nicole Petchey (WP) 6-0 6-1

G18 and Under
1-Nadine De Villiers (GC) bt 2-Lindsay Truscott (GN) 6-3 6-4

Doubles Final:

B12 and Under
1-Khololwam Montsi (GN)/Carl Roothman (Bol) bt 2-Connor Kruger (GN)/Dylan Salton (GE) 6-3 4-6 10-6

B14 and Under
1-Liam Coertzen/Philip Henning (FS) bt 2-Justin Liebenberg/Charl Morgan (GC) 6-3 6-4

B16 and Under
2-Cameron Petersen/Richard Thongoana (GC) bt 1-Jandre’ Lessing/Heinrich Willemse (EP) 3-6 6-3 10-8

B18 and Under
1-Jan-Louis Maritz (Bol)/Leon Olivier (GN) bt Danrich Kruger (GE)/Jake Weatherhead (GN) 6-4 6-4

G12 and Under
1-Megan Basson (GC)/Isabella Weatherhead (GN) bt 2-Christell De Kock (NWP)/Gizelle Naude (FS) 6-2 7-6 (3)

G14 and Under
1-Jessica Assenmancher (GC)/Kaylin Bouwer (EP) bt Elanie Brand (NC)/Delien Kleinhans (FS) 6-2 6-2

G16 and Under
1-Maxine Bateman (KZN)/Nicole Petchey (WP) bt Maja Gledic/Naima Sagar (GC) 5-7 6-2 10-3

G18 and Under
2-Huibre-Mare Botes(FS)/Morgan Dickason (Bol) bt 1-Nadine De Villiers (GC)/Lindsay Truscott (GN) 7-5 6-4

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