Plasie tennis players meet their match

Arno van Coller, Stefan Pretorius, Hendro van Helsdingen, John D Ball, Coach Alexandra Dreyer and Herman Grove.

From 3 to 5 September five tennis players from Merensky High School attended the yearly schools tournament at Bethlehem in the Free State.

The Plasie team consisting of Stefan Pretorius, John D Ball, Herman Grové, Arno van Coller and Hendro van Helsdingen played in the A-league as competition novices.

Competing teams from Linden High School, Witteberg High School, Helpmekaar, Curro Hazeldene, Diamantveld High School, Seunshoër, Sentraal and Fichardtpark High Schools from Bloemfontein and Randburg High School played in the round robin from Thursday morning till Friday afternoon.

On Thursday Merensky faced Helpmekaar, and lost 6-0, but won Curro Hazeldene 6-0 in the following game. On Friday they lost with 4-2 against Marlow, as well as against Fichardtpark with 4-3. All the players gained valuable experience.