Big money tennis at Cedar Hill for the 2012 Indoor Challenge

South African Izak Van Der Merwe wins South Island Indoor Challenge at Saanich's Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

Local player Patrick Flint returns a serve against Daniel Chu at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre during the qualifying semifinal of last weekend’s pro South Island Indoor Challenge. Chu defeated Flint and went on to finish third overall

South Africa’s Izak Van Der Merwe won $8,000 by defeating France’s Clement Reix ($3,500) in the final of the South Island Indoor Challenge at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre on Sunday (Oct. 21).

It was the third running of the annual professional tennis tournament with a total prize purse of $15,000.

Reix was the defending champ from 2011.

Top four:Izak Van Der Merwe (South Africa) 1st Place: $8,000Clement Reix (France) 2nd Place: $3500Daniel Chu (Canada) 3rd Place: $1500Oren Motevassel (Israel) 4th Place: $700