South African wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane narrowly missed a semi-final spot in the NEC singles competition after losing to British world number three Jordanne Whiley to eventually finish in fifth position.

The NEC Singles and Uniqlo Doubles Masters concluded on Tuesday, 26 November 2019, at the United States Tennis Association National Campus in Orlando.

Montjane produced arguably the biggest result of the tournament at the NEC Wheelchair Singles Masters, earning just her third career win over world number three Aniek van Koot of The Netherlands winning 5-7, 6-0, 7-5 at the expense of the reigning Wimbledon champion enroute to the ‘winner-takes-all round-robin match’ against Whiley.

The Limpopo-born star and her doubles partner Katharina Kruger from Germany finished in fourth position in the Uniqlo Wheelchair Doubles Masters after losing to Marjolein Buis of the Netherlands and American Dana Mathewson 6-3 6-2 in the 3/4 play-offs.

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: South African wheelchair tennis ace, Kgothatso Montjane, pictured in action at the NEC championships in Orlando, Florida. Photo: tennissa.co.za

 

With editing by gsport