Lize Upends Favourite for Champs Title

Lise de Klerk overcame measured assessment to beat top-ranked Veronique Luksich 6-4 6-2 in the Girls singles final of the Slazenger Classic Western Province Super 7 Tennis Tournament, to claim the U18 trophy in Cape Town on Sunday.

Luksich demonstrated her doubles prowess in turn, when she teamed up with Jade Pondicas to overcome de Klerk and Menanteau Moolman in the doubles finals.

Pre-event seedings for the contestants was otherwise consistent with the final winners in most cases, with the exception of U14 singles champion Jesse Grace, when the fourth-seeded player overcame Jessica Nienaber for the age-group title.

Results of the Slazenger Classic Western Province Super 7 tennis tournament played in Cape Town on Sunday, 23rd December 2007
Girls Singles Finals:
Under 18
2-Lize de Klerk (Bol) bt 1- Veronique Luksich (GC) 6-4 6-2

Under 16
1-Tracy Plant (GC) bt 8-Adri Lochner (Bol) 6-4 6-2

Under 14
4-Jesse Grace (GE) bt Jessica Nienaber (GC) 6-4 7-5

Under 12
1-Therese van Zyl (NC) bt 4-Keri-Anne Roos (WP) 6-2 6-1

Girls Doubles Finals:
Under 18
2-Veronique Luksich (GC) / Jade Pondicas (GE) bt Lize de Klerk / Menanteau Moolman (Bol) 2-6 6-2 10-8

Under 16
1-Tracy Plant / Ele de Villers (GC) bt 2-Anke Basson (Bol) / Lani Scholtz (Bol) 4-6 6-4 11-9

Under 14
1-Chloe Heerden / Mikayla Morkel-Brink (WP) bt 3-Jessica Simpson (WP) / Cindy Hayward (EP) 7-5 6-3

Under 12
1-Therese van Zyl (NC) / Chelsea Steward (WP) bt 2-Megan Cromhout / Keri-Anne Roos (WP) 6-0 6-2
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