Namibia to Compete in Davis Cup

Four Namibian tennis players will compete at the Davis Cup in Egypt, Cairo from 8 to 12 September this year.

The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men’s tennis.

It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format.

The Davis Cup is usually held in the months of April or May, and Zimbabwe received the hosting privileges for the Davis Cup 2014. However, they were unable to raise the funds to host the event.

Namibia is currently drawn in Africa Group Three with Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Congo, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

A statement availed to Nampa by the Namibia Tennis Federation (NTF) said four tennis players will represent the country in Cairo.

They are Tuki Jacobs, who is the country’s number one tennis player currently studying engineering in the United States and playing college tennis. This will be his third appearance at the Davis Cup.

Hermann Kuscke and Henco Serdyn all have day-jobs in Namibia, and will also be representing the country for the second time at the tournament.

Ben-Piet O’Callaghan will make his first appearance at the Davis Cup.

All the players also represented Namibia at junior level as well. Namibia has competed in the tournament since 2000. At the last tournament in 2013, they ended seventh.

The team will depart from Windhoek on 4 September, and will return ten days later.


Source : The Namibian