The inaugural Ugu South Coast Seniors National Open Tennis Tournament was held at Umtentweni and Uvongo tennis clubs last week.
A number of KwaZulu-Natal players impressed, none more so than the six standouts who won their respective divisions.
Martin Meyer ruled the roost in the men’s singles over-35 division, Neville Wright won the men’s singles over-60 division and Gulio Salottolo secured the men’s singles over-75 spoils.
In the doubles, meanwhile, Sally Yatt and her Gauteng East partner Karen Steenkamp took top honours in the ladies over-40 division, Brad Elliott and his Gauteng East partner Mark Joubert reigned in the men’s over-50 division and Jeannette Robert and her Gauteng North partner Annemarie Wege won the ladies over-60 division.
“With an entry of 75 players, the tournament was a rousing success,” said Ian Ackerman, president of the Ugu Tennis Association.
“Many thanks go to all the organisers for their hard work and commitment in making this tournament so successful. This will be an annual event and it is hoped to attract more entrants next year.
“Ranking points are played for and the best players will be in the running to be chosen to represent South Africa in various international event,” he added.
Ugu South Coast Seniors National Open Tennis Tournament Results:
|MENS SINGLES 35+||Martin Meyer||KZN|
|MENS DOUBLES 35+||Gareth Fray||Border|
|LADIES SINGLES 40+||Jackie Booth||WP|
|LADIES DOUBLES 40+||Karen Steenkamp||Gauteng East|
|MIXED DOUBLES 40+||Lloyd Birrell||Gauteng North|
|Anmarie Lotz||Gauteng North|
|MENS SINGLES 45+||Eben Mare||Gauteng East|
|MENS SINGLES 50+||Charl Muntingh||Gauteng North|
|MENS DOUBLES50+||Brad Elliott||KZN|
|Mark Joubert||Gauteng East|
|MENS SINGLES 55+||Nico Keyser||Free State|
|LADIES SINGLES 55+||Anmarie Lotz||Gauteng North|
|MENS SINGLES 60+||Neville Wright||KZN|
|MENS DOUBLES 60+||Claude Moonieyan||EP|
|LADIES DOUBLES 60+||Jeannette Robert||KZN|
|Annemarie Wege||Gauteng North|
|MIXED DOUBLES 60+||George Holloway||EP|
|MENS SINGLES 65+||Claude Moonieyan||EP|
|MENS SINGLES 70+||John Coetzee||Gauteng Central|
|LADIES SINGLES 70+||Elaine Nelson||Gauteng Central|
|MENS DOUBLES 60+||John Coetzee||Gauteng Central|
|John Shaw||Gauteng Central|
|MENS SINGLES 75+||Gulio Salottolo||KZN|