Men’s A-division bounces back
HE first-ever Veterans Tennis Tournament between Border and Eastern Province which was held at the Kenton Tennis Club on Saturday, was a walkover for EP.
“Liking clubbing baby seals,” EP captain Cristel Vosloo from Jeffreys Bay said.
The EP team took the floating trophy after winning 505 games to 297 against Border.
It was a different story in the men’s A-division which Border won 119 to 98.
Border captain Jeremy Blake and partner Ryan Armstrong defeated EP’s No1 player Roger “Merv” Serfontein and his partner Theo Smith.
Blake and Armstrong were up 7-5 and also won the tiebreaker 7-6.
“Every game counts as the team with the biggest number of winning games at the end of the day is the winner,” said Blake.
Vosloo and Blake organised the Veterans Tennis Tournament while Kenton Tennis Club’s Derek Moll organised the catering.
“The hospitality and catering at Kenton Tennis Club is outstanding,” said Blake.
Kenton Tennis Club players Tian Pienaar and Tjaart Coetzee (of Port Alfred) were roped in for the Border team and Alke Bradfield (of
TGrahamstown) played for EP. The costs of playing in the team, accommodation in local rental houses and travel were borne by the tennis players. Kenton Tennis Club also benefited from the proceeds of the bar.
“There is a perception that we are elitist, but there is no segregation. Anyone can belong to the veterans,” said Blake. Port Alfred Bowling and Croquet Club
NET RESULT: Despite EP’s overall win, Ryan Armstrong, above, and captain Jeremy Blake were among the Border players who prevailed in the A-division at the Kenton Veterans Tournament at Kenton Tennis Club on Saturday