Age proved the difference as 33-year-old Rik de Voest defeated 19-year-old Filip Peliwo in Sunday’s championship final of the South Island Indoor Tennis Challenge at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.
De Voest, a Vancouver-based South African, is ranked 167th on the ATP World Tour. He takes the $5,000 prize for first place. Peliwo, the 2012 ITF Junior World Champion, takes home the second place prize of $3,500.
Third place winner Philip Bester defeated Haythem Abid for $2,000.
Thursday, Oct. 17:
Rik De Voest def Daniel Chu 6-1; 6-0 Philip Bester def Oren Motevassel 6-2; 7-6 Filip Peliwo def Patrick Flint 6-2; 6-2, Haythem Abid def Brian Battistone 6-2; 6-4
Friday, Oct. 18Philip Bester def Daniel Chu 6-2; 6-3 Haythem Abid def Patrick Flint 6-2; 6-2 Rik De Voest def Oren Motevassel 6-0; 6-0Brian Battistone def Filip Peliwo 6-3; 4-6; 7-6
Saturday, Oct. 19:Oren Motevassel def Daniel Chu 6-3; 4-6; 6-1 Filip Peliwo def Haythem Abid Rik De Voest def Philip BesterBrian Battistone def Patrick Flint 6-2; 6-4
Sunday, Oct. 20:Third place: Philip Bester vs Haythem Abid 4-6; 6-4; 6-2 First place: Rik De Voest def Filip Peliwo 6-0; 6-1