Sport bites for Issue 10

TuksTennis wins in Uganda

The TuksTennis team won the overall title at the 2021 FASU Tennis Universities Championship. The championship took place in Kampala, Uganda. The UP team comprised players Simona Georgievia, Willem Wessels, Marine Vos, Andre Snyman, Jo-Ane Verhoef, Willie Esterhuizen, Carli Bruhns and Student Head Coach, Blaise Izungu.

TuksWomensRugby 7s head to Russia

The Delta Drone Women’s 7s team won the 2021 King of Rugby Africa University 7s in Uganda. The team was led by Sesihle Maguga and Riaan van der Merwe. With their win, the Delta Drone team will represent Africa in Russia in 2022 for the first ever FISU University World Cup Rugby Sevens.

Tuks wins gold for lifesaving

TuksLifesaving won gold in the team events and overall at the 2021 DHL Lifesaving South Africa Championships. Elijah Dredge of TuksLifesaving also broke the South African record for the boys 15-16 manikin tow with a time of 56.84. The Tuks team will compete in the Africa Games in Egypt, this December.

Player of the Match for TuksNetball

The Gauteng Jaguars won their match against the Free State Crinums in the second leg of the 2021 Telkom Netball League with a final score of 45-39. TuksNetball and Jaguars player Danielle van Zyl was named Player of the Match. 2021/22 Student Sport representatives UP LLB student Kristen de Beer will serve as Chairperson of Student Sport for the 2021/22 term. LLB student Siyabonga Nkosi will serve as SRC Ex-Officio for Student Sport.

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