Gauteng School Dethrones Paul Roos in Prestigious Tennis Tournament

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Wed, 19/02/2014 - 13:16

The 9th Bestmed Gerrie Berner Tournament ended on Saturday at the courts of Paul Roos Gimnasium in Stellenbosch. The competition among the twelve schools was fierce and very competitive. For the 1st time in the nine years, Paul Roos was not able to defend their title.

After 3 days of competition the St. Stithians was crowned the winner of the tournament after beating Grey College of Bloemfontein 6 – 3 in the final.

Third place went  to the host school, Paul Roos Gimnasium, beating Pretoria Boys 6 – 3.

The twelve teams were divided in two groups:

Neethling Group Hofmeyr Group
Affies Glenwood High School
Clifton Paarl Boys
Grey College Paul Roos
Pearson Pretoria Boys
Stellenbosch St Benedicts College
St Stithians Waterkloof

After a round robin was played among each group the group standings was as follows:

Neethling Group:

  1. Grey College
  2. St. Stithians
  3. Affies
  4. Clifton
  5. Stellenbosch
  6. Pearson

Hofmeyr Group:

  1. Paul Roos
  2. Pretoria Boys
  3. Glenwood
  4. HJS Boishaai Paarl
  5. Waterkloof
  6. St. Benedicts

The following cross over matches between the groups took place:

  • Semi-final: St. Stithians beat Paul Roos: 5 – 4
  • Semi-final: Grey College beat Pretoria Boys: 5 – 2
  • Affies beat Boishaai Paarl: 5 – 1
  • Glenwood beat Clifton: 5 – 1
  • Waterkloof beat Pearson: 5 – 0
  • Stellenbosch beat St. Benedicts: 5 – 2

The final day matches and results were as follows:

  • Final: St. Stithians beat Grey College: 6 – 3
  • 3rd and 4th play-off: Paul Roos beat Pretoria Boys: 6 – 3
  • 5th and 6th play-off: Affies beat Glenwood: 5 – 2
  • 7th and 8th play-off: Boishaai Paarl beat Clifton: 5 – 2
  • 9th and 10th play-off: Waterkloof beat Stellenbosch: 5 – 4
  • 11th and 12th play-off: St. Benedicts beat Pearson: 5 – 0

Congratulations to Marius Masencamp and Basie Viljoen, the coach and manager of St. Stithians, on their teams performance.

Final Standings

  1. St. Stithians
  2. Grey College
  3. Paul Roos
  4. Pretoria Boys High
  5. Affies
  6. Glenwood
  7. Paarl Boishaai
  8. Clifton
  9. Waterkloof
  10. Stellenbosch
  11. St Benedicts
  12. Pearson

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