Sports in shorts

29 March 2010

Basketball: Contrary to popular opinion, Stellenbosch doesn't always get the better of UCT in the sporting arena. At a recent intervarsity, UCT's women's basketball team, ably led by Monene Mogashoa, thrashed their Maties counterparts by 77-33. Playing on the same evening, the Tigers' men didn't have it as easy as the women, but avenged a 2009 defeat with a convincing 84-60 win over Maties.

Fencing: UCT fencers picked up three gold and two bronze medals in four events at the Cape Open - the only national ranking competition held in Cape Town - in February. The three-senior-gold-medal bounty was the largest for any club at the event. Yasmin Hankel took top honours in the senior women's foil, Michael Malahe did likewise in the senior men's epée, while the third gold went to Jacques Viljoen in the senior men's foil category. In turn, Giselle Vicatos landed bronze medals in both senior women's foil and senior women's epée. In picture are Vicatos, Malahe, Viljoen and Hankel.

Hockey: The hockey club got 2010 off to a sparkling start with both the men's and women's teams making it into the finals of the Western Province Hockey Union's season-opening indoor tournament. The finals took place on Sunday 28 March, at the Wynberg Military Base.

Water polo: UCT's men's and women's teams both earned spots in the finals of the Western Province Summer League in mid-March, but had to share the silverware with SACS. The women beat their SACS counterparts by 8-4 in their finale, but UCT was outscored 8-12 by SACS in the men's clash.

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