Class Wins the Day at Super 7 Final

by | Apr 18, 2008

Niritsa Rasolomalala forced a tight first-set advantage over Jade Pondicas in the Girls U18 Final of the Dunlop Gauteng North Junior Super
7 Tennis Tournament at the Groenkloof Tennis Stadium in Pretoria on
Thursday, before dropping a single game in the second to
ease to the 2008 title championship in style 6-4 6-1.

All ranked contenders had been beaten in the
2008 championships’ earlier stages, with favourite Veronique Luksich losing to Jade
Pondicas 6-2 7-5, a sign of strong competition at the highest level.

Luksich and Pondicas redeemed themselves as a
pair in the doubles finals, when they beat no. 1-seeds M van Rensburg with Minette
Pienaar 2-6 6-3 10-2, in another battle marked by contrasting fortunes.

In the tournament’s U16 finals, top-ranked Welma
Luus demonstrated her class a fine victory over Lani Scholtz, before teaming up
with Marizanne Bouwer to outclass Z Bizinos with E Marx.

Zarah Razafimahatratra was another two-times
winner, when she beat Valeria Bhunu, also unseeded player, in the U14 singles
final, to beat Lenice van Eyk and A Luus in the doubles final, with singles
finals’ runner-up Bhunu at her side.

In the tournament’s U12 finals, Theresa van Zyl
teamed up with Nelise Verster as the top-ranked favourites to comfortably beat Kelsey
Joffe with Nicola Nel, after beating Chelsea Steward in a tighter singles
encounter, to lift the trophy twice on the day. 

 

Girls Singles and Finals Results at the Dunlop Gauteng North
Junior Super 7 Tennis Tournament, played at the Groenkloof Tennis Stadium in
Pretoria on
Thursday, 17th April, 2008:
 
Under 18
Niritsa
Rasolomalala (MAD) bt Jade Pondicas (GE) 6-4 6-1
 
Under 16
1-Welma
Luus (GN) bt 8-Lani Scholtz (BOL) 6-4 6-2
 
Under 14
Zarah
Razafimahatratra (MAD) bt Valeria Bhunu (ZIM) 7-5 6-2
 
Under 12
1-Theresa
van Zyl (NC) bt 4-Chelsea Steward (WP) 7-5 6-3
 
Girls Doubles Finals:
 
Under
18
2-Jade
Pondicas (GE)/Veronique Luksich (GC) bt 1-M van Rensburg (BOL)/Minette Pienaar
(EP) 2-6 6-3 10-2
 
Under 16
1-Marizanne
Bouwer (FS)/Welma Luus (GN) bt Z Bizinos (EP)/E Marx (SWD) 6-1 6-2
 
Under 14
Zarah
Razafimahatratra (MAD)/Valeria Bhunu (ZIM) bt 5-Lenice van Eyk (LIM)/A Luus
(GN) 6-2 6-3

Under 12
1-Nelise
Verster (FS)/Theresa van Zyl (NC) bt 2-Kelsey Joffe (GC)/Nicola Nel (GN) 6-1
6-1
 
Semi-Finals Girls Singles Results at the Dunlop Gauteng
North Junior Super 7 Tennis Tournament, played at the Groenkloof Tennis Stadium
in Pretoria on
Wednesday
:
 
Under 18
Niritsa
Rasolomalala (MAD) bt 3-Minette Pienaar (EP) 6-1 0-6 6-4
Jade
Pondicas (GE) bt 1-Veronique Luksich (GC) 6-2 7-5
 
Under 16
1-Welma
Luus (GN) bt 7-Lauren Fuller (GE) 6-4 6-1
8-Lani
Scholtz (BOL) bt 6-Sarah du Plessis (GN) 6-3 6-1
 
Under 14
Zarah
Razafimahatratra (MAD) bt 1-Lenice van Eyk (LIM) 6-0 6-3
Valeria
Bhunu (ZIM) bt 2-Jesse Grace (GE) 7-6(7-5) 6-1
 
Under 12
1-Theresa
van Zyl (NC) bt 5-Kelsey Joffe (GC) 6-1 6-1
4-Chelsea
Steward (WP) bt 1-Nelise Verster (FS) 7-6(7-5) 7-5
 
Quarter-Finals Girls Singles Results at the Dunlop Gauteng North
Junior Super 7 Tennis Tournament, played at the Groenkloof Tennis Stadium in Pretoria on Tuesday:
 
Under 18
Niritsa
Rasolomalala (MAD) bt Shaylin Williams (GC) 6-1 6-2
3-Minette
Pienaar (EP) bt Anna Wysoczarski (GC) 6-1 6-0
Jade
Pondicas (GE) bt (7) Este Potgieter (FS) 6-3 6-2
1-Veronique
Luksich (GC) bt 5-Chane Hines (GC) 6-4 6-4
 
Under 16
1-Welma
Luus (GN) bt 5-Marizanne Bouwer (FS) 6-3 6-4
7-Lauren
Fuller (GE) bt 4-Ele de Villiers (GC) 6-1 6-1
8-Lani
Scholtz (BOL) bt 3-Sarah Ive (BOR) 3-6 6-0 7-5
6-Sarah
du Plessis (GN) bt Anke Basson (BOL) 7-5 3-6 6-4
 
Under 14
1-Lenice
van Eyk (LIM) bt Natasha Fourouclas (MP) 7-5 6-0
Zarah
Razafimahatratra (MAD) bt Jessica Simpson (WP) 6-2 6-0
Valeria
Bhunu (ZIM) bt 3-Chloe Heerden (WP) 6-1 6-2
2-Jesse
Grace (GE) bt Carita Moolman (NAM) 6-3 6-3
 
Under 12
1-Theresa
van Zyl (NC) bt 8-Ansunica Brits (NWP) 6-0 6-2
5-Kelsey
Joffe (GC) bt 3-Nicola Nel (GN) 6-0 6-1
4-Chelsea
Steward (WP) bt Bianca Birkenstock (KZN) 6-3 6-1
1-Nelise
Verster (FS) bt Anja Esterhuizen (FS) 6-4 6-2 
 

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