South Africa dominated the ITF Southern African Junior Tennis Championships Zonals which ended at the University of Pretoria Sports Grounds on Saturday.
Of the thirteen titles up for grabs after the weeklong event, team South Africa won twelve titles. The only title South Africa failed to capture was the Boys under 14 doubles which was won by Mauritius beating South Africa in the final.
The hosts made a clean sweep in the singles winning the boys and girls titles in the under 12, 14 and 16 age groups.
The boys singles winners were Phillip Henning (FS) under 16, Carl Roothman (Bol) under 14 and Devon Badenhorst (GN) under 12. The girls singles winners were Kaylin Bouwer (EP) under 16, Delien Kleynhans (FS) under 14 and Gabriella Broadfoot (GN) under 12.
The eleven titles secured the hosts the overall team trophy.
Ten countries were represented at the Zonal Championships which included Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia plus South Africa.
South Africa will now represent the Southern African Zone in the African Junior Championships to be played at the same venue from 8 – 18 March 2016.
Under 14 boys sixth seed Carl Roothman of South Africa in action at the finals of the Southern African Junior Championships Zonals on Saturday. Roothman upset fifth seed Jason Noel of Mauritius 7-5 6-4 to take the title.
Seventh seed under 14 girls Delien Kleynhans of South Africa in the finals of the Southern African Junior Championships Zonals in Pretoria. Kleynhans shocked second seeded fellow South African Makyla Loubser 6-2 6-4 to take the title on Saturday.
Second seed boys under 12 Devon Badenhorst of South Africa in the finals of the Southern African Junior Championships Zonals on Saturday. Badenhorst upset top seed Connor Van Schalkwyk of Namibia 6-0 7-5 to take the title.
Top seed girls under 12 Gabriela Broadfoot of South Africa in action at the Southern African Junior Championships Zonals on Saturday. Broadfoot beat seventh seed Line Greyling also of South Africa 6-2 6-1 in the finals played at the University of Pretoria.
Girls under 16 eighth seed Kaylin Bouwer of South Africa on Saturday at the Southern African Junior Championships Zonals. Bouwer shocked third seed Corin De Waal also of South Africa 1-6 6-4 6-2 in the finals played at the University of Pretoria.
Boys under 16 top seed Phillip Henning of South Africa in the finals of the Southern African Junior Championships Zonals on Saturday. Henning beat fellow South African and third seed Justin Liebenberg 6-2 6-4 to take the title at the University of Pretoria.