SA’s top junior tennis stars shine at RVTA in Potch

The country’s top junior tennis players gathered for some scintillating action in the 2018 Growthpoint Masters this weekend (5–8 October) at the Riaan Venter Tennis Academy (RVTA) on the NWU’s Fanie du Toit Sport Grounds.
Eight players in the boys and girls u.12, u.14, u.16 and u.18 age groups qualified for the tournament, which was played in extremely hot weather.
The players adapted well, with the talented Christiaan Worst (u.18), Khololwam Montsi (u.16), Devin Badenhorst (u.14) and Jordan Georgiev (u.12) taking the respective boys singles titles.
First seed, Tamsin Hart, took the u.18 title with Megan Basson (u.16), Heike Janse Van Vuuren (u.14) and Jani Steyn (u.12) taking the other singles titles up for grabs.

Photos: Wouter Pienaar and BLD Communications

Final results:
Under 18: (6) Christiaan Worst (GN) bt (3) Charl Morgan (GC) 6-4 6-3
Under 16: (1) Khololwam Montsi (WP) bt (3) Dylan Salton (GE) 6-2 6-0
Under 14: (5) Devin Badenhorst (GN) bt (8) Rohan Loubser (WP) 6-3 6-2
Under 12: (1) Jordan Georgiev (GC) bt (2) Guy Vorwerk (KZN) 6-1 6-3
Under 18: (1) Tamsin Hart (GC) bt (2) Lungile Ntuli (WP) 6-1 6-1
Under 16: (1) Megan Basson (GC) bt (2) Rochelle Pienaar (BOL) 6-3 6-1
Under 14: (4) Heike Janse Van Vuuren (EDEN) bt (3) Leigh Van Zyl (BOL) 6-3 6-4
Under 12: (3) Jani Steyn (BOL) bt (4) Kaitlyn Ramduth (KZN) 6-2 6-2

Wouter Pienaar
Sport Journalist

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