Young tennis stars shine at International Tennis Federation Junior Tournament in Botswana

first_imgGaborone: Junior tennis players from around the world shone at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) J5 World Tour tournament that ended in Botswana. The week-long tournament that started last Sunday culminated in breath-taking final matches at the Notwane clay courts in the capital city Gaborone on Saturday.South African Robbie Arends emerged victorious over Oska Poulson of Denmark in the boys’ under-18 finals. The South African youngster won the first set 6-3 before labouring to a 6-4 win in the second set as Poulson put up a fierce fight. It was a sweet victory for Arends who had the previous day lost the doubles final where he partnered with Zimbabwean Thabo Ncube against German Joanna Gitzel and South African Kay Samuel.In the girls’ finals, all eyes were on unseeded Belgian Stephanie Ines who had dispatched fourth and fifth seed before beating top seed Louise Van Der Merwe of South Africa to reach the finals against doubles champion Nina Radovanovic of France. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img