Delien Kleinhans, Benjamin Lock Win Titles at KM Sport Premier Challenge

Delien Kleinhans and Benjamin Lock (photo: Tennis South Africa)

EAST LONDON, February 4, 2021 (TSA Press Release)

Top seed Delien Kleinhans and second seed Benjamin Lock won the women and men’s singles titles, respectively, on the final day of the R120 000 KM Sport Premier Challenge at Selbourne Park Tennis Club in East London on Tuesday.

Kleinhans, 18, defeated second seed Heike van Vuuren in a three setter. Kleinhans lost the first set 3-6 but she managed to come back strongly and won the next two sets 6-4 6-4 to claim the title.

Kleinhans returned to the court for the doubles final with Van Vuuren. The top seeds topped Eastern Cape second seeded pair of Karli Roux and Lente Taljard 6-4, 6-3 to bag the doubles title.

Up next for Kleinhans is the Ilana Kloss International – Women’s ITF $25,000 World Tennis Tour event to be held in Potchefstroom from Monday. Kleinhans has been awarded a wild card entry into the qualifying tournament which will be played on Sunday.

In the men’s singles final, KwaZulu-Natal’s Benjamin Lock wasted no time in taking the first set 6-2 against Dylan Smith, but in the second set, Smith came back strongly and conceded only one game to close it 6-1.  In the third set, Smith took an early lead, but Lock rallied back to close the set 7-5.

Final Results




[2] Hlumani KEKANA (WC) bt [4] Henk VAN DER POST (NC) 6-2 6-1


[1] Nhlakanipho NGWENYA (GC) bt [2] Fourie VERMEULEN (FS) 6-4 6-3


[4] Gareth IGESUND (WC) bt [1] Cornel LIEBENBERG (FS) 6-4 6-3


[2] Benjamin LOCK (KZN) bt Dylan SMITH (WC) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5



[1] Milan SWANEPOEL (WC) bt Julia KOCKOTT (WC) 6-0 6-0


[2] Ile LATEGAN (WC) bt [1] Abigayel VOSLOO (EC) 6-3 6-1


Donna LE ROUX (FS) bt [1] Kaitlyn RAMDUTH (KZN) 6-4 6-1


[1] Delien KLEINHANS (FS) bt [2] Heike JANSE VAN VUUREN (WC) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4