CTC B Wins Tennis League

The curtain finally came down for the National Tennis Association’s (NTA) interclub challenge league, and after seven match days, the Central Tennis Club B team won the league overall in Windhoek last weekend.

In the final matches, CTC B thrashed NAMPOL by 5 matches to zero and by 19 points to 1. 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 and 6-3.

The rest of the matches produced comfortable wins for CTC B with Ronaldo Uirab beating Karl Hartmann 6-1, 6-1 and the Samson KaulingeKuda Chani pairing beating the Nick StevenThomas Weber combination 6-0, 6-2.

In the reverse doubles, Moyo and Uirab prevailed over Steven and Weber 6-1, 6-2. Kaulinge and Chani did not have to play the reverse doubles match against father and son combination of Karl and Mischa Hartmann after Mischa picked an injury in his battle against Moyo.

CTC B’s comprehensive win ensured that none of the pursuing teams were able to catch them and the pair won this year’s competitive interclub challenge.

In the other final, CTC C crushed CTC A by 5 matches to zero and 18 points to 2. In that match Minichel Alemu beat CTC A’s Eno Akpabio 6-2, 6-1 and 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 NyandoroHilary Charuma 7-6, 6-4 and CTC C’s pair of Christopher EngelhardtDavid Ipinge beat the NyandoroCharuma combination 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-6).

SKW’s collected a maximum 5-0 matches and 20-0 points after the league spoilers UNAM again failed to raise a team and SKW had a walk-over. Its not known if UNAM had a genuine reason for defaulting the match or that they were simply scared of SKW’s young guns. Calls to UNAM’s team manager went unanswered.

NTA president, Bob Mould congratulated the winning team but also gave credit to all participating players of all teams. “The tennis interleague provided the chance for young and old club players to play competitive tennis and gain much needed match play” he said.

Source : New Era