MONTJANE RETURNS FROM THE US TOUR FOR HOME TOURNAMENTS
South Africa's top wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso ‘KG’ Montjane return home this week from a two-tournament tour in the US. The 28-year-old recently competed in the Pensacola and Cajun Classic Open. The highlights included world number 8 women’s player, Montjane clinch the doubles title with partner Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands after knocking out Marjolein Buis and Diede De Groot 6-4 6-1 in the final of the Cajun Classic Open, an International Tennis Federation (ITF) level 1 event in Baton Rouge. Montjane finished in the women singles quarter-final round in the same tournament that finished on Sunday after she went short in the match against world no.4 Jordanne Whiley of Britain 3-6 1-6.
The Limpopian star reached the semi-finals in both singles and doubles at Pensacola Open, also an ITF level 1 event that took place prior to the Cajun Classic. She lost to the third seed Marjolein Buis of the Netherlands 6-2 6-2 in the 13th Annual event. Second seeds Montjane and partner Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany sailed into the semi-final but were taken out by third seeds Marjolein Buis and Diede De Groot both from the Netherlands.
The two ITF 1 events were warm-up tournaments for Montjane in preparation for the two top-flight domestic tournaments, starting with the Airports Company South Africa Open which will take place from 30 March -3 April at Gauteng East Tennis Complex in Benoni.
Following the ITF 1 event, she will participate in the highly anticipated Airports Company South Africa SA Open – Super Series event to be staged at Ellis Park Tennis Stadium from April 5-9.
Montjane said both tournaments were a good preparation going into home events starting this month where she hope to perform well and run amok to stop any hopes of foreigners running away with the points. “It was good to play few competitive matches before home tournaments and I look forward to some great action at home.”
Wheelchair Tennis South Africa and Airports Company South Africa Partnership:
The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is the official sponsor of Wheelchair Tennis South Africa and the sport of wheelchair tennis. Airports Company South Africa has contributed no less than R36-million to date and has committed to a continued investment in the sport as its flagship Corporate Social Investment programme.