Maiden Victory for Nampol

In the two matches played this past weekend in the NTA Inter-club tennis challenge, Nampol tennis club had their maiden win in the league when they beat third-placed CTC A by three matches to two.

Nampol picked up 15 valuable points after their singles players won both their matches.

Micha Hartmann beat CTC A’s Eno Akpabio 6-1, 6-3 while their number two player Hennie Bergh beat Melissa Khupe 6-2, 6-4. CTC A had to enter Khupe, a female player, after their top player Kallie Heese pulled out from the tie with a sore elbow.

In the doubles matches, Misha Hartmann combined with Berg to beat CTC A’s Colin Nyandoro and Patrick Paulus 6-2, 6-3.

CTC A’s two wins came in the matches where the Nyandoroaulus combination beat Nampol’s veterans Jack Dempsey and Karl Hartmann 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-3). Despite showing some good double’s play at times, the experienced oldies also lost to the KhupeAkpabio combination 6-3, 6-4. The final score for the NampolCTC A tie was 15-5 in favour of Nampol.

In the other match of the weekend, CTC C overcame CTC-OTB by three matches to two and by 15 points to 5.

In the singles matches, Walter Kamukono beat CTC OTB’s Peter Brinkmann 6-3, 6-3 while CTC C’s David Impinge beat CTC OTB’s Greg Chase 6-1, 7-5.

In the doubles matches, Brinkmann and Chase teamed up to beat CTC C’s Lawrence Kahindi and Masoka Mabhena 6-2, 6-3.

The KamukonoImpinge combination beat the CTC OTB combination of Bas Rijnen and Dirk Stein 6-4, 6-4. Rijnen and Stein had earlier beaten CTC C’s Kahindi and Mabhena 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (10-3). That match made the overall score for the CTC C versus CTC OTB tie 15-5 in favour of CTC C.

The other three teams in the league did not play this past weekend as SKW had a bye, while the CTC B versus Unam encounter could not be played after Unam, for the second time, was not able to field a team.

The 2014 Inter-club championship will be decided after the two outstanding rounds of November 15 and November 22 have been played.

Source : The Namibian