Rik de Voest won the 2013 South Island Indoor Challenge tennis tournament.

Rik de Voest won the 2013 South Island Indoor Challenge tennis tournament.

South African clips Vancouver’s junior champ in South Island Indoor Challenge tennis final

Rik de Voest defeated Filip Peliwo in Sunday's championship final of the South Island Indoor Tennis Challenge

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

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