TSA presented Andrew Comrie with a TSA Seniors Blazer at the Seniors Workshop on 17th Nov. He was also presented with a small trophy acknowledging his years of service to TSA Seniors.
Andrew has played an incredible part in Seniors tennis during the past fifteen years. His knowledge of stats and his ability to manipulate data have been nothing short of remarkable. He wrote the first DOS BASED software for SAVTA whilst he was still working and then after retirement he wrote the Windows based software which was used not only by SAVTA but many provinces and clubs over the years. It is still in use by some.
He worked for SAVTA until 2008 and then TSA until April 2010, when he retired. He volunteered to be a specialist member of the NSC until the software for rankings, tournaments and IPT’s were completed. He continued running tournaments, assisting with software problems, ranking and statistics for another seven years! He also continued taking minutes at all NSC meetings, Refereeing at Senior Tournaments and updating the ranking & seeding rules each year. He has been an invaluable member of the NSC and will be sorely missed!
Silver medalists Dedri and Lindi Prinsloo (twins) (RSA) seeded no. 2 lost, to Emanuela Falleti and Valeria Madaro (Italy) in the Women’s 40+ doubles finals in the ITF Young Seniors World Individual Championships in Miami Beach, USA yesterday. The Prinsloo twins were defending their 2017 title earned at the Young Seniors World Champs in Cape Town but this time it was on clay!
Our other two silver medalists, Jacqueline Booth and Ohmar Fernandes (RSA) seeded no. 2, lost to Valentina Padula and Silvia Sanna (Italy) 6/1 6/2 in the Women’s 45+ Doubles Final.
Reaching the finals is an outstanding achievement, considering our players’ lack of experience on the clay surface! Congratulations to all four finalists and well played!
ITF YOUNG SENIORS WORLD TEAM CHAMPS RESULTS
FINAL TEAM RESULTS
Women's 35+ finished 11th out of 15 countries
Women's 40+ finished 8th out of 16 countries
Women’s 45+ finished 6th out of 16 countries
Men’s 35+ finished 15th out of 18 countries
Men’s 40+ finished 11th out of 20 countries
Men’s 45+ finished 17th out of 21 countries
Six Young Seniors teams will be participating in the ITF YOUNG SENIORS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS in Miami Beach, USA from 21st to 26th October 2018. We wish them every success and know that they will fly the SA flag high!
The M40+ Team are already in Miami acclimatizing on the clay surface.
JACKIE ZYLSTRA CLAIMS THE WOMEN'S 85+ WORLD TITLE IN CROATIA!!!
Jackie Zylstra from KZN has won a gold medal at the SUPER SENIOR WORLD INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPSHO in Croatia. She is the new 80+ Women's Singles World Champion! We congratulate her on this amazing achievement. You've made us so proud!
TWO WORLD TITLES FOR PETRO KRUGER IN CROATIA!!!!
Petro Kruger (BOL) has won two GOLD MEDALS at the SUPER SENIORS WORLD INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS in CROATIA. She claimed the 70+ WOMEN'S DOUBLES title by beating the number one seeds with her American partner, Liane Bryson. Petro and her Swiss mixed doubles partner, Petr Kolacek, who were number one seeds, have also won the 70+ Mixed Doubles World Title! What an incredible achievement to win TWO GOLD MEDALS! We are so proud of you, Petro!
Seven teams participated in the ITF SUPER SENIORS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS in Umag, Croatia from Sun 16th to Sat 22nd Sept 2018.
SUN 16TH SEPT
W65 Won 2/1 against Poland
W70 Won 2/1 against Canada
W75 Lost 3/0 against Great Britain (No. 4 seeds)
W80 Lost 3/0 against USA
M65 Lost 3/0 against Austria (No. 2 seeds)
M70 Lost 2/1 against Spain (No.1 seeds)
M75 Won 2/1 againsst Switzerland
MONDAY 17TH SEPT
W65 Won 2/1 against Switzerland
M65 Lost 3/0 against Sweden
W70 Lost 2/1 against Finland
M70 Won 3/0 against Croatia
W75 Lost 3/0 against Germany
M75 Lost 3/0 against Great Britain
W80 Lost 2/1 against Germany
TUESDAY 18TH SEPT
W65 Lost 3/0 against Australia
M65 had a BYE
W70 Lost 3/0 against Netherlands
M70 had a BYE
W75 Won 3/0 against Finland
M75 Lost 3/0 against Germany
W80 Lost 2/1 against Australia
WEDNESDAY 19 SEPT
W65 LOST 3/0 AGAINST
M65 WON 2/1 AGAINST IRELAND
W70 WON 2/1 AGAINST ARGENTINA
M70 LOST 3/0 AGAINST USA
W75 WON 2/1 AGAINST ARGENTINA
M75 HAD A BYE
W80 LOST 2/1 AGAINST FRANCE