Heike Janse van Vuuren Wins First-Ever ITF Junior Singles Title

South African third-seed Heike Janse van Vuuren came back from a set down to bag her first ITF junior singles title, when she upset top seed Leigh van Zyl in three sets at the Curro Tennis Junior Series, an ITF Grade 5 junior tournament at the Westridge Park Tennis Stadium in Durban on Friday, 22 January 2021. Photo: Supplied

Third seed Heike Janse van Vuuren won the girls’ title on the final’s day of the Curro Tennis Junior Series Tournament at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium in Durban on Friday, 22 January 2021.

Janse van Vuuren bagged her first ITF junior singles title when she upset top seed Leigh van Zyl in three sets.

The 16-year-old had a lot to prove against van Zyl and she met the challenge. The 633-ranked third seed came down from a set down to upset the top seed 3-6 6-2 6-2, to lift the trophy.

Janse van Vuuren and van Zyl later partnered against Cayline Le Grange and Hailey Troup to victory in the girls’ doubles final. The two stars claimed the doubles title after a straight sets 7-5 6-2 victory.

 

Final Singles Results (RSA unless otherwise stated):
[3] Heike Janse van Vuuren bt [1] Leigh van Zyl 3-6 6-2 6-2

 

Final Doubles Result:
Heike Janse van Vuuren / Leigh van Zyl bt Cayline le Grange / Hailey Robyn Troup 7-5 6-2

 

Photo 1 Caption: South African third-seed Heike Janse van Vuuren came back from a set down to bag her first ITF junior singles title, when she upset top seed Leigh van Zyl in three sets at the Curro Tennis Junior Series, an ITF Grade 5 junior tournament at the Westridge Park Tennis Stadium in Durban on Friday, 22 January 2021. Photo: Supplied

Photo 2 Caption: Heike Janse van Vuuren later partnered Leigh van Zyl (R) to beat Cayline le Grange with Hailey Robyn Troup for the doubles title. Photo: Supplied

 

With editing by gsport

 

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