PTA Tennis Series reaches final stretch

The Pro Tennis Academy (PTA) Series will have reached a grueling final stretch following the third leg of the series held at the WHS field in the capital recently.

With head coach Romeo van Wyk having completed a coaching clinic in the United States, his newly acquired coaching techniques are starting to bear fruit with the level of play increasing significantly.

In the midi category, Arnaud Marais stormed to victory again after the Windhoek-based youngster had missed out on first place in the last two events. His main rival, Eila Kambonde, held on to claim second place while Samuel Mayinoti came in third.

Marais now leads the ranking with 4 200 points but he is still not guaranteed anything as Kambonde and Muatjejeja are tied in second with 3 600 points each. Both are still very much in the running for the overall win come November as the winner of each event collects 1 000 points.

Meanwhile, Mike Kambonde secured his third win in a row in the boys intermediate division, edging out Randel Kavandje and Marcellino Hein. Because of his slow start to the season, Kambonde currently sits in third place in the overall ranking behind Christopher Jansen, who didn’t play in the last round.

The intermediate ladies division saw Delicia Dirkse and Faith Kahuure continuing their impressive two-horse race. Dirkse came out on top this time around but needs to keep the momentum in order to keep Kahuure, who is not far behind her on the log, at bay.

Godwin Husselmann surprised log-leader Cleet Farmer in the advanced category to celebrate his first win of the season in empathetic fashion. Farmer, winner of the first six events of the year, however still sits firmly at the top ahead of Husselmann and Dudley Minnie, who came in third.

The mini category was an all-family affair with Vaniah Mumba triumphing over Jaedyn Mumba.

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