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Paralympian Montjane on the move in Switzerland
- Updated: July 16, 2013
Kgothatso ‘KG’ Montjane, SA’s Paralympian wheelchair tennis ace, has added the Swiss Open women’s singles and mixed titles in Geneva to her┬áalready impressive list of tournament titles.
The Swiss Open forms part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis World Tour, and KG and Lucas Sithole’s participation in this event was made possible by Airports Company South Africa, the game sponsor of Wheelchair Tennis South Africa.
Montjane, who is presently World No6, has her sights on being ranked in the top four positions in the world by the end of 2013. The impressive score lines and unmatched skill left no doubt in the players’ and supporters’ minds that KG means business.
She comfortably beat Fransisca Mardones from Chile in the semi-finals to face Britain’s No1 female player, Lucy Shuker in the finals.┬á Montjane played masterfully to win her second ITF 1 Series event for the season, defeating her British opponent 6-1 6-2.
Montjane and Sithole then teamed up to win the mixed doubles title, their first ever combined mixed title.
Sithole, SA’s top quad player and World No3 was as focused and determined as ever, posting a confident win over Marcus Jonnson (Swe) 6-0 6-0 in the quad’s singles semi-finals to set up a final encounter against World No1, David Wagner of the USA.
Although Sithole could not duplicate his win over Wagner at the ACSA SA Open in April 2013, he played with passion to claim the runners-up title, and was also the quads doubles winner with partner Wagner, and then the first ever mixed doubles title of his career with Montjane.
Montjane and Sithole will leave Geneva more confident, and ready for the next event┬áÔÇô the British Open which runs between 16-21 July 2013.