- Klaasen bags a fourth ATP World Tour doubles title in the US
- Strauss hoping title defence will spark return to form
- Defending champ Venter makes his SA senior team debut
- Singh shoots Amajita to victory against Cameroon
- Pace bounces back with strong finish in Thailand
- Blitzboks take it easy before Las Vegas Sevens
- Maripa bags first title of the year in Bolton
- England wrap up Summer Series with 2-0 win against SA
- Five more Meet records at SA Grand Prix
- Fichardt nails 15th Sunshine Tour win at Joburg Open
Ace Colleen crashes out of singles at nationals
- Updated: May 21, 2015
Colleen Piketh, South African Protea women bowler heroine at Commonwealth Games, World Bowls as well as on the domestic scene, dramatically crashed out of the singles at the Warwick Wealth/South African Bowling Association National Women’s Singles Championship this week.
The Johannesburg star won only one of three games in her sub-section and offered no excuses. Top sportswomen that she is, Piketh praised her opponents, rather than blaming a dip in her own form.
Elsewhere most of the internationals fulfilled their first objective and threw up some tasty first-round play-off clashes,
Holder Nici Neal (Sables) won through as did SA’s brilliant Tracey-Lee Botha; the Masters champion showing fine form. Corrie Breitenbach (NW) and former champions Esmé Haley (JBA) and Trish Young (WP) are through, as is Esmé Kruger of Gauteng N).
Exciting Rene Swanepoel (WP) meets JBA’s Tracy Meyeridricks; dashing Rika Lynn (Sables), Theuna Grobler (WP) survived as did former Masters winner Leonie du Rand (Gauteng N).
Two big games are a clash between “local” favourites when U-23 star Dezi Rosenblatt (EP) – who put veteran Jill Hackland, a former champion – meets the in-form Elma Davis (Eden).
The fours singles, pairs and senior singles continue until Sunday.