Top SA Wheelchair trio jet off to Australia

Top South African wheelchair tennis trio, Kgothatso Montjane, Lucas Sithole and Evans Maripa jetted off on Saturday evening to Australia to represent the country in three major season opening international tennis tournaments this month. World No7 women’s player Montjane will be hoping to have another magical run at the Sydney Wheelchair Tennis Open, an International…

Montjane, Sithole and Maripa named 2017 Gauteng Sports Awards finalists

It is another good year for Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) who continue their dominance in the Gauteng Sports Awards 2017 finalists, clocking no less than three recognitions. The nominees were announced by Faith Mazibuko, MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in Gauteng at Green Hills stadium in Randfontein in the Rand-West municipality on…

KG, Lucas and Evans win at Arthur Ashe

Wednesday, 05 July 2017, Soweto, South Africa. – Home favourites Kgothatso Montjane, Lucas Sithole and Evans Maripa won their first Joburg Open singles titles at Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Soweto on Wednesday. South African world number 8 Montjane edged out second seed Nalani Buob from Switzerland in the women’s final, while two-time Grand Slam…

Polish doubles title for Paralympian Maripa

South Africa’s leading wheelchair tennis men’s player Evans Maripa and French doubles partner Frederic Cattaneo defeated Stefanos Diamantis of Greece and Poland’s Tadeusz Kruszelnicki to clinch the Plock Orlen Polish Open men’s doubles title in Poland at the weekend. Paralympian Maripa and Cattaneo claimed a long and entertaining men’s double final. The first set alone…

Double delight for Maripa in Israel

South Africa’s No 1 wheelchair tennis men’s player, Evans Maripa, bagged both the singles and doubles titles of the Israel Open in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, at the weekend. Maripa overpowered world No 18 Ezequiel Casco from Argentina in straight sets to claim his first Israel Open singles gold, without dropping a set in the tournament….

Montjane battles her way into SA Open semi-final

A colossal second-set fightback from Kgothatso ‘KG’ Montjane saw South Africa’s top-ranked women’s wheelchair tennis player booking her spot in the semi-final of the SA Open at Ellis Park Tennis Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. After a tough battle to secure the first set 7-5 against world No 6 Sabine Ellerbrock, Montjane clawed her way…