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2010 SA University Surfing Championships

June 18th, 2010

NMMU and UCT successfully defend SA Universities surfing titles at Victoria Bay

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU)  and the University of Cape Town (UCT) successfully defended the men’s and women’s team titles respectively at the 2010  SA University Surfing Championships which ran from 14-16 June.

Hosted by the NMMU George campus at Victoria Bay for the first time, the event enjoyed good waves on the right-hand point that produced great surfing performances by the competitors from NMMU, Rhodes University , the University of Stellenbosch, KZN University and the University of Cape Town, as well as the Cape Town University of Technology (CPUT).

The men’s event was won by Clinton Gravett (NMMU) who relegated defending champion Kyle Beach (UKZN) to the runner-up berth this year with NMMU teammates Gary Muller and Kyle Jacobs placing third and fourth.

Sarah Nicholson (UCT) improved on her third place finish in 2009 to clinch the ladies’ crown ahead of Lisa Auditore (US), Kerry Hodgkinson (UCT) and Jessica Genrich (Rhodes), who finished in that order.

The annual universities surfing championships is presented under the auspices of University Sport SA, which is affiliated to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC). The tournament is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa (SSA), the national governing body for the sport.

Billabong was again the main event sponsor.

SA Universities Surfing Championships

Results

Men’s Competition

Teams

  1. NMMU
  2. UCT
  3. Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
  4. University of Stellenbosch (US)
  5. Rhodes University
  6. University Kwazulu Natal (UKZN)

Individual

  1. Clinton Gravett – NMMU
  2. Kyle Beach – UKZN
  3. Gary Muller – NMMU
  4. Kyle Jacobs – NMMU

Ladies’ Competition

Teams

  1. UCT
  2. US
  3. NMMU
  4. CPUT
  5. Rhodes University

Individual

  1. Sarah Nicholson – UCT
  2. Lisa Auditore – US
  3. Kerry Hodgkinson – UCT
  4. Jessica Genrich – Rhodes

Ends

Media Release Issued on behalf of:

NMMU – Marketing and Corporate relations Department
Hugo Loubser
Sport Manager: NMMU – George Campus
Cell       082 575 1826
Email    Hugo.Loubser@nmmu.ac.za

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