The South African Under-14 team consisting of Kaitlyn Ramduth, Anna Wise and Carle Botha finished in 15th position at the World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic, after defeating Brazil 2-1 on Saturday, 10 August, 2019.
The Girls Claimed Second Position at African Junior Championships on The Road to Czech Republic
The girls had a stunning qualification round at the African Junior Championships in Algeria where they finished off the tournament in second place to claim the second automatic qualification, just behind team Egypt.
Going into the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals, the competition is a premier global event for under-14 players and this was a great programme for the youngsters to have been involved in on the world stage to gain the much-needed experience for the future.
Botha Failed in Three Sets, However Wise Earned Her Second ITF Victory
In the first singles encounter, Carle Botha was unfortunate to go down in three sets as she found Carolina Laydner a tough opponent on the court. On the other end, Anna Wise earned her second win at the international team event following a straight sets victory over Amanda De Oliveira in the second singles match to level the tie and force a doubles decider.
Botha And Wise Joined Forces for The Doubles Rubber
Botha and Wise teamed up in the doubles, where they managed to clinch a 2-1 victory against Brazil in the 15/16th place play-off.
Photo 1 Caption: The South African Under-14 team at the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic, after defeating Brazil 2-1 on Saturday, 10 August, 2019 to earn 15th position at the event. Photo: @TennisSA on Twitter