• January 23rd, 2019
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Van Schalkwyk has crown in his sights

Sport, Archived
Sport, Archived

WINDHOEK ­– Although Codie van Schalkwyk failed to clinch overall victory of the Kia tennis series - the 11-year-old made a magnificent step towards being crowned this year’s champion when he won the advanced category of last weekend’s tourney under the auspices of the Pro Tennis Academy in Windhoek. Van Schalkwyk will now have to be at his best at the last event of the season slated for next month to finally bring the cup home. Winning the advanced category ahead of Nguvi Hinda and his brother, Conner van Schalkwyk surely gave the youngster much needed confidence before next month’s grand finale. However, his brother Connor, who is also still in contention for the overall win is likely to bring his A-game to the season finale and try to wrestle victory away from younger sibling and cause an upset in the process. Veri Hinda won the intermediate class with Delvin Losper and Kiana Cormack having to settle for 2nd and 3rd places respectively. In the beginners’ category, there was no way past Kayden Schnelle, with Ranel Kavandja adrift in 2nd place with Jaco Losper settling for 3rd. Victory in the midi category went to Sumar van der Merwe – leaving Adam Diggle to pick up the pieces for 2nd place with Zula Ayoub trailing in 3rd spot, while Karmi Muller emerged victorious in the mini category. The race for 2nd place was a family affair between Hendrina and Leonardine Apollus with the former finally edging ahead to secure 2nd place. The top 10 players in the Kia Tennis Ranking are as follows:   Codie van Schlakwyk      4750 Connor van Schalkwyk   3600 Waylon Wentzel             3550 Veri Hinda                      3200 Delvin Losper                 3025 Kayden Schnelle            2360 Oliver Diggle                 2325 Zander Coetzee              1915 Jaco Becker                   1750 Randel Kavandje           1684 By Staff Reporter
New Era Reporter
2013-10-16 13:37:25 5 years ago

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