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Tennis | Ramduth & Hart win U18 TRIO Junior Masters titles

 While the host province stood out with superb all-round results, Kaitlyn Ramduth and James Hart returned home with the most prestigious titles on offer at the TRIO TSA Junior Masters Championships in Cape Town.

Competing in the U-18 finals on Sunday, Ramduth and Hart emerged victorious in the girls' and boys' divisions respectively.

In the women's trophy contest, top seed Ramduth (KwaZulu-Natal) defeated Luise Janse van Rensburg (Free State) 6-4, 6-2.

Meanwhile, fourth seed Hart (Gauteng Central) stunned favourite Guy Vorwerk (KZN) to secure a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

"This week has been really good for me. I just won my first Masters, so I'm really proud of myself," Ramduth said.

""I just want to thank the Riaan Venter Tennis Academy. Without their help I would have really struggled. I've been working really hard with them.

"I've also got the Brics U-21 Games coming up on Monday in Durban, then after that I'm representing South Africa at the IC Cup, so I'm really looking forward to that and I think this was really good preparation for those events."

In the U-16 age group, Morgan Jordaan (Gauteng North) won the girls' final against Donna le Roux (FS) after being given a free pass. Roux was leading 0-6, 1-1 when she retired from the match.

Reuben de Klerk (North West) emerged victorious with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Willem de Waal (Winelands) in the U-16 boys' final.

Jahnie van Zyl (North West) and Dehan van Deventer (Western Province) won the girls' and boys' U-14 titles.

Host team Western Province also earned the U-12 crowns, with Megan van Vuuren taking the girls' final and Nicholas Kruger winning the boys' final.

The TRIO TSA Junior Masters Championships showcases the best of South Africa's rising talent, featuring the top eight girls and boys in four age categories.

The annual event, which was held over three days at Welgemoed Tennis Club and Edgemead Tennis Club, serves as a platform for young athletes to demonstrate their skills while competing for top honours.

Tennis, Netball, 2023, South Africa, World Cup

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