This passing weekend Northerns hosted a PSA Challenger Series Satellite tournament at the Pretoria Country club. Being a PSA ranking tournament, it caught the eye of many top squash athletes with players coming in from all over the country. As always, CBT showed up in force, not only in support but we had 11 players participating across all the divisions, which was a CBT first!
Our players did extremely well as well! In the C Section, Jason Maher placed 14th , Pierre Mornet placed 10th, Tyrone Le Roux placed 8th whilst Sipho Vuyeka placed 3rd! In the B Section, Andrew McMahon and Tafadzwa Tembo placed 14th and 12th respectively. Our ladies exceled with Amy Farrel coming 6th in the Womens 1st Plate and Makgosi Peloakgosi coming 3rd in the Womens 1st Plate. In the Mens A Section, CBT really dominated with Sipho Ncube placing 7th but the main attraction was that CBT players Kelvin Ndhlovu and Kundanji Kalengo had both reached the finals!
Last year’s runner up Kelvin Ndhlovu found himself in the final once again against his teammate Kundanji Kalengo. This titanic clash lead to a 5-set game where Kelvin came out on top. The 3-2 score kept the CBT supporters on their feet and short of breath. During this game Kelvin won the first set, but Kundanji came back with the equalizer. Kundanji beat Kelvin in the third set, and from this point it was Kelvin all the way. With impressive 11/2 and 11/8 scores during the last two sets!
All-in-all, it was a very successful tournament and yet again our club showed passion, competitiveness and determination! Our presence was made not only on the court but in the stands as well and we are grateful for everyone that came and supported. As a club we are becoming stronger because of the members and their loyalty to the club, and we wish to maintain this incline in interest. We hope to see more of CBT members present at these events. And with that a final congratulations and thanking to the abovementioned players, supporters and coordinators for the successful weekend.