Upsets and Unwavering Dominance on Day 5 of Junior National Champs

Kaitlyn Ramduth, the top seed in the girls under-18, had a comfortable 6-1, 6-4 win over Hailey Troup, setting up a final clash with fifth seed Hanmaré MC Aslin at the Free State Tennis Stadium in Mangaung on Monday, 10 April 2023. Photo: Charle Lombard

The Growthpoint Junior National Championships entered its fifth day with some breathtaking matches as the junior players fought hard for spots in the finals. The day was marked by some stunning upsets as the top seeds in some categories were toppled, while others continued to dominate the competition.

Kaitlyn Ramduth, the top seed in the girls under-18, had a comfortable 6-1, 6-4 win over Hailey Troup, setting up a final clash with fifth seed Hanmaré MC Aslin. In contrast, the girls under-16 saw a major upset as Allegra van der Walt of Gauteng defeated top seed Morgan Jordaan 6-2, 6-3. Van der Walt will face off against second seed Donna le Roux of Free State for the title.

The Growthpoint Junior National Championships have seen some outstanding performances by the junior players, and the Tuesday,11 April, finals promise to be a thrilling culmination of a week of intense competition.

Semifinal Results
Singles

Girls
Under-18

[1] Kaitlyn Ramduth (KZN) def. Hailey Troup (WC) 6-1, 6-4
[5] Hanmaré MC Aslin (WC) def. [6] Luise Janse Van Rensburg (FS) 6-2, 6-2

Under-16

[10] Allegra van der Walt (GP) def. [1] Morgan Jordaan (GP) 6-2, 6-3
[2] Donna Le Roux (FS) def. [9] Almé Van Schalkwyk (GP) 6-3, 6-3

Under-14

[1] Alicia Taylor (WC) def. [14] Gitta-mè Victor (NW) 6-0, 6-0
[2] Jahnie Van Zyl (NW) def. [8] Charlotte Bouwer (WC) 6-0, 6-1

Under-12

[1] Lily Haley (KZN) def. [4] Lea Dube (KZN) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
[3] Megan Van Vuuren (WC) def. [2] Gabriella Coetzee (GP) 6-3, 7-5

 

Photo 1 Caption: Kaitlyn Ramduth, the top seed in the girls under-18, had a comfortable 6-1, 6-4 win over Hailey Troup, setting up a final clash with fifth seed Hanmaré MC Aslin at the Free State Tennis Stadium in Mangaung on Monday, 10 April 2023. Photo: Charle Lombard

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