Top Junior Boys Seeds Through to Semis

The top-seeded boys progressed to the semifinals of the ITF South and Central Africa Junior tournament in Windhoek after Thursday’s quarterfinal matches.

The top seeded Courtney Lock of Zimbabwe beat the sixth seeded Calvin Jordaan of South Africa in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1 and will now meet the fifth-seeded Dylan Foo-Kune of Mauritius, who beat Damon Kesaris of South Africa in a tough three-setter, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

The second seeded Kris van Wyk of South Africa beat his 11th seeded compatriot Okkie Kellerman 7-6, 6-7, 6-0 and will now meet the fourth seeded JD Malan of South Africa, who beat Alwyn Mushonga of Zimbabwe 6-3, 6-0.

In the Girls singles competition, the top seeded Nicole Dzenga of Zimbabwe beat the fifth seed Louise Mare Botes of South Africa in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Dzenga will meet the unseeded South African Zani Barnard in the semifinals, who beat her sixth seeded compatriot Nelise Verster 6-0, 6-2.

The other girls’ semifinal will be between two unseeded South Africans, Lee Barnard and Rouxanne Janse van Rensburg.

Barnard beat compatriot Katie Poluta 6-3, 6-4, while Janse van Rensburg beat compatriot Lindsay Truscott 6-2, 5-7, 6-2.

Friday’s semifinals start at 08h30 at the National Tennis Stadium on Olympia.

The singles semifinals will be followed by the girls doubles semifinals, which will be an all-South African affair.

The top seeded Nadine de Villiers and Katie Poluta will take on the fourth seeds Lindsay Trustcott and Nelise Verster, while the second semifinal will see two sets of twins up against each other when the seeded Huibre-Mare Botes and Louis Mare Botes take on Lee and Zani Barnard.

The day’s action will be concluded with the boys doubles semifinals, with top seeds Courtney Lock of Zimbabwe and Kris van Wyk of South Africa taking on the South African third seeds Francois and Okkie Kellerman, while the second seeded South Africans Calvin Jordaan and JD Malan will take on the fourth seeds, Hubert Badenhorst from South Africa and Dylan Foo-Kune from Mauritius.

Source : The Namibian