Mike Hill
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29 May 2012
00:00

Tennis: Not just a Cinderella sport as festival exhibits high standard among schools

Mike Hill

ONCE again Paul Roos from Stellenbosch dominated the top tennis-playing schools festival hosted by Kearsney College ...

ONCE again Paul Roos from Stellenbosch dominated the top tennis-playing schools festival hosted by Kearsney College.

The tennis played over three days was of a very high standard and extremely competitive. Organiser and Kearsney deputy principal Anthony Willows said the event highlighted that the standard of tennis at this level is very high and that is extremely encouraging.

“It’s good to see that, certainly at participating schools, tennis is not just a Cinderella sport,” he said.

Pool A was dominated by Paul Roos, with Grey College finishing in second position after an exciting win over Kearsney College by five matches to four.

Pool B was an evenly contested affair, with Clifton coming out top even though they had lost to Glenwood. Affies finished third after losing 5-4 in matches to both Clifton and Glenwood.

In the semi-finals and play-off positions on Saturday afternoon, Paul Roos easily beat Glenwood, Grey caused an upset by beating Clifton 5-4, Kearsney beat Selborne and Affies beat St Stithians.

At the finals on Sunday morning, Paul Roos dominated Grey, beating them 6-0.

FINAL POSITIONS: 1. Paul Roos (Stellenbosch); 2. Grey College (Bloemfontein); 3. Clifton and Glenwood (both KZN); 5. Affies (Pretoria); 6. Kearsney College (KZN); 7. Selborne College (East London); 8. St Stithians (Johannesburg).