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Sithole, Montjane set off for Wheelchair Masters
- Updated: November 19, 2014
Paralympian tennis players Lucas Sithole and Kgothatso Montjane are off to the season-ending NEC Wheelchair Masters where the world’s top singles players will compete for the most coveted title and trophy.
The 2014 tournament will be held from 26-30 November at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, the same venue for the London 2012 Paralympic Tennis Event. The top eight men’s singles and women’s singles players and the top four quad singles players at the ranking cut-off date of 6 October qualify for the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters.
KG Montjane, is ready, relaxed and looking forward to the event. She reached the quarter-finals of her last tournament; the Open de la Baie Somme in October in France.
SA’s No1 in the quad’s division, Sithole is focused and determined to regain his world No2 ranking. Andy Lapthorne (GBR) moved into this spot after winning the US Open quad’s singles title in September.
Both Montjane and Sithole will also be competing in the Nottingham Indoor tournament, an ITF level 1 event, prior to the NEC Masters.
Wheelchair Tennis SA’s director and coach Holger Losch said: ‘KG and Lucas are well rested and determined to do well at the upcoming NEC Masters. We would like to wish them both all the best. They are extremely talented athletes who love playing the game.’