Botswana Table Tennis Association tournament organiser Rorisang Raesima has expressed satisfaction with the level of play displayed by the team that participated in the WITS open over the weekend in Johannesburg. He said that though none of the players secured first to third position the players’ performance showed improvements from previous tournaments. South Africa’s Luke Abrahams won the tournament.
The Botswana team reached the quarterfinals and last round of 16 in singles, while they showed a much more competitive edge in the doubles. Dafrien Goppani reached the quarterfinals in the singles while MacDonald Qalinge reached the last round of 16. Joseph Kgatlampane and Raesima became 4th whilst Dafrien Goppani and MacDonald Qualinge reached the quarterfinals and others lost in the last 16.
“The tournament was more exciting and all Botswana players displayed better performance as compared to previous tournaments. The attendance was also good though only a few of South African top players showed up,” he said.
Raesima went on to say they will be expecting all the WITS Open participants to grace Botswana Cup next week, adding that everything is on the right track.