CTC B Consolidates Tennis Lead

Central Tennis Club B and C teams turned the tables at this weekend Interclub Tennis League by beating CTC OTB and the Unam in both the singles and doubles games.

With this win, CTC acquired 14 points as opposed to Unam’s six while CTC B overcame CTC OTB by 18 points to two.

The CTC C team comprised of Walter Kamukono, Lawrence Kahindi, Mickey Alemu and Christopher Engelhardt while their Unam counterparts were Prince Loemba, Ronaldo Urirab, Adrian Coetze and Likhwa Kupe.

The CTC B team was made up of Socrates Muyambo, Nqobiliziwe Moyo, Samson Kaulinge and Kuda Chani while their OTB counterparts were Peter Brinkman, Greg Chase, Robert Riethmueller and Dirk Stein.

Peter Brinkmann of CTC OTB won two points for his team when his opponent Socrates Muyambo retired due to exhaustion after winning the first set 6-2 and losing the second 3-6. In the other singles match CTC B’s Nqobiliziwe Moyo dominated his match against Greg Chase to win 6-0, 6-1.

CTC B also won all three doubles matches against CTC OTB. Samson Kaulinge and Kuda Chani beat Robert Riethmueller and team mate Dirk Stein 6-1, 6-2. The latter also lost 6-1, 6-1 against Muyambo and Moyo Nogobilize. In the third doubles encounter the KaulingeChani combination prevailed over OTB’s BrinkmannChase 6-3, 7-5.

The CTC C team put up a brave performance against Unam.

Walter Kamukono defeated Prince Loemba 6-3, 6-2 while Lawrence Kahindi lost to Ronaldo Uriab 6-1, 6-3.

The CTC C doubles team of CTC club champion Minichel Alemu and former German top 100 professional player Christopher Engelhardt was too g for Adrian Coetzee and Likhwa Khupe, beating them in a thrilling match 7-6, 6-3.

Alemu and Engelhardt went on to win their second doubles match against Unam’s Prince Loemba and Ronaldo Uriab 6-1, 6-3.

Unam managed to fight back and win the third doubles match when CoetzeeKhupe beat Lawrence Kahindi and Ronaldo Uriab 6-3, 6-3.

In the third encounter played at the Nampol tennis club, the visiting SKW team made up of Clifford Ngunowando, Norman Bastian, Andre Kuschke and Allesandro Ricavori overran the home team comprising of Nick Steven, Thomas Weber, Daan Nel and Jack Dempsey by 14 to six points.

Nick Steven lost his singles match against Clifford Ngunowando 6-0, 6-3 while Thomas Weber was defeated by Andre Kuschke 6-4, 6-1.

The Nampol veterans Daan Nel and Jack Dempsey however were able to save some points for their club with two victories.

They beat Clifford Ngunowando and Andre Kuschke 6-2, 0-6, 10-6 and defeated Allessandro and Norman Bastiaans 7-5, 6-1.

Allessandro and Bastians in return defeated the StevenWeber combination 6-3, 2-6, 10-6 in the third doubles match.

The tournament continues next week when the overall winner will be decided.

Source : The Namibian