Submitted by editor on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 07:31.
Namibia’s national men’s tennis team recently competed at the Davis Cup Africa Group III tournament in Egypt where they came seventh overall out of 13 competing nations.
The tournament took place at the Smash Tennis Academy in Cairo where the Namibian team of Tuki Jacobs, Henco Serdyn, Deon van Dyk and Michau Basson competed in Pool C against Madagascar and Rwanda.
Namibia comfortably won their opening match 3-0 against Rwanda on May 15.
Henco Serdyn beat Dieu Donne Habiyambere 6-3, 6-3, while Tuki Jacobs beat Jean Claude Gasigwa 6-1, 6-3.
Submitted by editor on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 07:28.
Namibia’s women’s tennis team came joint 11th out of 13 nations in the Europe / Africa Group III category of the Federations Cup.
The competition took place in Chisinau, Moldova from May 6 to 11.
The Namibian team of Riekie Honiball and Liniques Theron competed in Pool B where they lost both their matches 3-0 against Morocco and Denmark.
Namibia were comprehensively beaten by Denmark on May 8, with Maria Jespersen beating Theron 6-4, 6-2, while Mai Grage beat Honiball 6-0, 6-0.
Honiball and Theron lost their doubles match 6-0, 6-0 against Grage and Malou Edjesgaard.
Submitted by editor on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 20:56.
Namibia’s men’s tennis team got off to a winning start in the Davis Cup BNP Paribas Africa Zone Group III competition in Cairo after beating Rwanda 3-0 on Wednesday.
Namibia’s singles players Henco Serdyn and Tuki Jacobs had comfortable victories as they both won their matches in straight sets.
Serdyn beat Dieu Donne Habiyambere 6-3, 6-3, while Jacobs beat Jean Claude Gasigwa 6-1, 6-3.
Jacobs and Serdyn were pushed all the way before winning their doubles match against Gasigwa and Habiyambere, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.
Submitted by editor on Sat, 04/27/2013 - 07:47.
Nguvi and Veri Hinda won the first doubles tournament of the KIA tennis series 2013 at Windhoek High School (WHS) last weekend.
In the decisive match against Hein Lingenfelder and Nina Burger, the two brothers seemed to be cruising to an easy victory, as they took a 5-2 lead.
The eventual silver medalists, however, staged a great comeback forcing the Hinda siblings into a nail biting tie-break, which they went on to win 7-5.
Caren and Nelia Swanepoel collected the bronze medals.
The competition was played on a round robin system so that all the teams played five matches.
Submitted by editor on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 14:14.
The second official tournament of the 2013 KIA tennis series took place last weekend at Windhoek High School.
On the mini court Aviel van der Merwe collected 79 points to clinch top spot ahead of Tji-Tji Mbetjiha (76 points) and Kay-Lynne Weitz (67).
The youngest player in the competition, the four year old Vaja Mbetjiha, came fourth and was only one point short of the bronze medal.
“Vaja and her sister Tji-Tji might turn out to be Namibia’s Serena and Venus Williams one day”, joked event organiser Elizma Nortje from the Kia sponsored Pro-Tennis Academy (PTA).
Submitted by editor on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 06:24.
Louis Botha won his second senior tennis title of the year when he beat Henco Serdyn in a gruelling three-set final at the Central Tennis Courts on Sunday.
The top seeded South African was pushed all the way by the unseeded Serdyn before emerging victorious 5-7, 6-2, 7-6.
Serdyn used his big serve to good effect, while he also showed a fine all round game, with good rallies from the baseline and volleys at the net.
Submitted by editor on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 12:54.
Namibia’s talented young tennis star Sedi Jacobs won a silver medal at the African Junior Tennis Championships which took place in Nairobi, Kenya last week.
Jacobs, who was seeded third in the Under 16 girls singles competition, won four matches to progress to the final where she lost 6-2, 6-0 against Sandra Samir of Egypt.
Despite losing the final, it was a good performance by Jacobs, who is ranked 166th in the world on the ATP Junior rankings, while Samir is ranked 44th in the world.
Submitted by editor on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 14:56.
The Namibia Tennis Association held a small function on Monday evening to celebrate World Tennis Day, as well as to inaugurate its new tennis courts.
The inaugural World Tennis Day was celebrated around the world, while it also coincided with the centenary celebrations of the International Tennis Federation, after it was founded on 1 March 1913.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 07:22.
The Tennis Academy organized a well attended National Junior Tennis Tournament over the weekend.
Twin brothers Zander and Xavier Mclune are following in the footsteps of their father Steve Mclune, the former top Namibian Davis Cup player.
It was wonderful to witness the enthusiasm of these under 10 players in action as they commence their climb to the top of Namibian Tennis.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:44.
Eros Primary School was the overall winner of the first FNB Tennis Development Tournament for 2013 which took place at the Central Tennis Courts in Olympia over the weekend.
Suiderhof Primary School won the silver medal while Emma Hoogenhout won the bronze medal.
For every match that a player won, he or she received a token and at the end of the tournament, the player with the most tokens was the winner in his or her age group.
Similarly, the school with the most tokens won the overall school prize.