U14 win tennis open
For the first time in years, a St Andrew’s Grade 8 pupil made it through to the Open Boys’ final in the school’s tennis championship.
What made this year’s Open Final even more remarkable was the fact that both Open finalists were contesting the finals in their respective age groups (U14 and U16) as well.
U16 top seed Ignus Potgieter took on new boy, Dylan Marx.
The first set made it clear that neither player would give an inch.
Rallies were long and intense and both players took advantage of anything landing short, displaying fantastic attacking abilities. After having a good lead, Marx faltered and Potgieter prevailed to take the set 7-6.
The second set also produced excellent tennis but it wasn’t as close as the first, with Marx levelling at a setall with 6-3.
Marx was more dominant in the third set and took an early lead, pressuring to Potgieter and his consistency paid off with a 6-1 set, for a memorable and historic victory for the Grade 8. The final's spectators commented not only on the level of play, but also on the evident camaraderie and sportsmanship on court.
Dylan Marx scored a double victory by winning the U14 title as well while Ignus Potgieter went on to win the U16 singles title.
Ignus Potgieter of St Andrew's College won the schools U16 tennis singles title, and was runner-up in the U19 match.
Dylan Marx of St Andrew's won the U14 and U19 school tennis champs.