Fourth PTA Tennis Series tournament causes upsets

WINDHOEK; The Pro Tennis Academy (PTA) Tennis Series resumed last weekend after nearly a two-month break.

The PTA is a Windhoek-based developmental tennis academy which trains tennis players. At the end of every month the players compete against each other in different categories or compete against other tennis academies in the country.

In a statement availed to Nampa on Wednesday, the PTA said the lengthy break, however, didn’t affect the quality of tennis played over the weekend, as the youngsters showed some great action across the two days (Friday and Saturday) in Windhoek.

In the Mini category, Stefan Weitz claimed his first win of the season. Weitz went into the tournament as one of the favourites after coming in second at the last event, and surely lived up to expectations. The second place went to Zeta Kaises, while Jozikee Tjaimba came in third.

The Midi category was won by Mike Kambonde.

“So far, this (midi) division had been a two-horse race between Adam Diggle and Beyonce Boois, with Faith Kahuure also in the mix of things. But this weekend Kambonde stole the show to leave Hendrina Apollus on second place. Diggle held on to third,” read the statement.

In the Beginners’ division, Randel Kavandje continued his dominance over the rest of the field. The aspiring youngster from Windhoek took the top honours for the fourth time in a row, making him the overwhelming favourite to win his division of this year’s PTA Tennis Series.

Megano Sheeya had to settle for second place, while Delicia Dirkse came third.

The Intermediate division was won by Carlo von Rooi in his debut at the PTA Tennis Series. The newcomer triumphed over Cleet Farmer, while Brandon Maasdorp ended third.

All participants once again collected points for the PTA Tennis Series Ranking.

Throughout the series, players accumulate ranking points on a 12-month rolling basis, with the overall winner announced at the end of the year.

SOURCE: NAMPA