CTC B Win Tennis Interclub League

Central Tennis Club’s B team were crowned the champions of the National Tennis Association’s Interclub Tennis League which was concluded over the weekend.

In the final matches played, CTC B thrashed Nampol by five matches to zero and by 19 points to one.

In the most exciting match of the weekend CTC B’s Nqobilizwe Moyo won a tight three-setter against Nampol’s Mischa Hartmann 7-6, 2-6, 6-3.

Apart from that match the rest of the matches saw comfortable wins for CTC B with Ronaldo Uirab beating Karl Hartmann 6-1, 6-1, while Samson Kaulinge and Kuda Chani beat Nick Steven and Thomas Weber 6-0, 6-2 in the doubles.

In the reverse doubles, Moyo and Uirab prevailed over Steven and Weber 6-1, 6-2.

Kaulinge and Chani also won their reverse doubles match by default against the father and son pair of Karl and Mischa Hartman, after Mischa picked up an injury in his battle against Moyo.

CTC B’s comprehensive win ensured that none of the pursuing teams could catch them as they won this year’s competitive Interclub challenge.

In the other final weekend matches, CTC C crushed CTC A by five matches to zero and 18 points to two.

In that match Minichel Alemu beat CTC A’s Eno Akpabio 6-2, 6-1 while Lawrence Kahindi beat CTC A’s Patrick Paulus 6-2, 6-2.

In the doubles matches, Alemu and Kahindi teamed up to beat the CTC A pair of Colin Nyandoro and Hilary Charuma 7-6, 6-4, while CTC C’s pair of Christopher Engelhardt and David Ipinge beat the NyandoroCharuma combination 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 (10-6).

SKW’s collected a maximum of five matches and 20 points after Unam once again failed to enter a team and SKW had a walk-over. It is not known if Unam had a genuine reason for defaulting the match or if they were simply scared of SKW’s young guns. Calls to Unam’s team management went unanswered.

CTC B won the league with 108 points, with CTC C coming second on 79 and SKW third on 78 points.

They were followed by Nampo (53), CTC A (49), CTC Otb (39) and Unam (14).

NTA president Bob Mould congratulated the winning team but also gave credit to all participating players of all the teams.

“The tennis interclub league provided the chance for young and old club players to play competitive tennis and gain much needed match play,” he said.

Source : The Namibian