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Young stars in Stellenbosch
- Updated: October 15, 2010
The draw for the 2010 Nike Junior Tour South African Masters has been announced and action gets underway on Friday.
The tournament ┬áto be played at the Kainos Tennis Academy at the University of Stellenbosch this weekend involves South Africa’s top Under-12 and Under-14 boy and girl players and the event is the premier junior tennis event on the continent.
The winners of each of the four age-groups will represent South Africa with 30 other countries at the Nike Junior Tour International Masters in the Bahamas in December.
The local masters takes place over three days with the finals being played on Sunday morning.
The draw announced was as follows:
Boys Under-12 Rafael Nadal Group: 1-Cules Gerber(GN), 4-Filip Aleksic(WP), 5-Jurgen Badenhorst(BOL), 8-Richard Thongoana(GC)
Boys Under-12 Roger Federer Group: 2-Gavin Morris(KZN), 3-Calvin Jordaan(WP, 6-Juan-Louis van Antwerpen(GC) and 7-Philip Henning(FS)
Girls Under-12 Serena Williams Group: 1-Nadine de Villiers(GC), 4-Zani Barnard(NC), 5-Cindy Dorrington(BOL), 8-Dana Arries(WP)
Girls Under-12 Maria Sharapova Group: 2-Lee Barnard(NC), 3-Jone Kruger(NWP), 6-Ciney Bekker(SWD), 7-Wilanie van Zyl(EP)
Boys Under-14 Tomas Berdych Group: 1-Philip de Bruyn(GN), 4-Trent Botha(WP), 5-Raubenheimer Gerber(GN), 8-Musawenkosi Mpondi(KZN)
Boys Under-14 Juan Martin Del Potro Group: 2-Ruben Alberts(GN), 3-Michiel van Schoor(BOL), 6-Christiaan la Grange(GN), 7-Philip Franken(BOL)
Girls Under-14: Victoria Azarenko Group: 1-Theresa van Zyl(GN), 4 Nelise Verster(FS), Ansunica Brits(NWP), 8-Sarah Sarjoo(KZN)
Girls Under-14 Na Li Group: 2-Chelsea Steward(WP), 3-Janet Koch(BOL), 6-Louise-Mare Botes(FS), 7-Ilze Hattingh(KZN)
A round robin will be played in each group with a cross over semi final followed by a final. Entrance to the public is free.