Category «Tennis»

TOP SEEDS REMAIN ON COURSE AT JOBURG OPEN

Monday, 03 July 2017, Soweto, South Africa. – Top seeds Evans Maripa and Kgothatso Montjane remained on course after powering past Thato Tsomole and Mabel Mankgele respectively to advance to the semi-final round of the Joburg Open at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center in Soweto on Monday. South African number 1 men’s ace Maripa, who recently …

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

Men  Singles  Previous  Current 67 67 Kevin Anderson 264 267 Lloyd Harris 445 456 Nik Scholtz 647 673 Tucker Vorster 1,406 1,405 Damon Gooch 1,484 1,489 Joshua Howard-Tripp 1,484 1,489 Bertus Kruger 1,544 1,547 Johannes Myburgh 1,650 1,657 Taine Bernhard 1,650 1,657 Philip Henning 1,650 1,657 Sipho Montsi 1,650 1,657 Ruan Roelofse 1,760 1,768 Ruben …

TENNIS: SEMI & FINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP FREE STATE SERIES

SEMI & FINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP FREE STATE SERIES Bloemfontein, South Africa – Balanced results of the Dunlop Free State Series, a South African tennis ranking tournament being played at the Free State Tennis Stadium in Bloemfontein on Monday Singles Semi Finals Boys under 12 1-John Coetzee (BOL) bt Joshua Kleynhans (BOR) 6-2 6-1 …

SITHOLE SAILS INTO SA OPEN SEMIS

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa. – South African wheelchair tennis ace Lucas Sithole got his SA Open campaign off to a scintillating start with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Michael Mahlanya at the Ellis Park Tennis Stadium in Johannesburg this morning. Mahlanya was clearly outclassed from the start and struggled to match the …

EASTER TENNIS EXTRAVAGANZA FOR BLOEMFONTEIN

Bloemfontein, South Africa – Easter time is tennis time as South Africa’s top junior tennis players will battle for national title honours during this week’s SA Junior Nationals in Bloemfontein. The tournament will be played from Tuesday, 11 April with the finals scheduled for Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017 The tournament is the premier event …

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS Men Singles Previous Current 79 74 Kevin Anderson 280 274 Lloyd Harris 512 503 Nik Scholtz 637 633 Tucker Vorster 1,434 1,398 Damon Gooch 1,482 1,473 Joshua Howard-Tripp 1,482 1,473 Bertus Kruger 1,508 1,497 Timothy Dollman 1,546 1,536 Johannes Myburgh 1,652 1,645 Taine Bernhard 1,652 1,645 Philip Henning 1,652 1,645 …

TENNIS: MAIDEN WINS FOR SA JUNIORS AT POTCHEFSTROOM INTERNATIONAL

Potchefstroom, South Africa – Two up and coming junior South African tennis stars scored maiden tournament wins in the ITF NWU-PUKKE 1 on finals day in Potchefstroom on Saturday. Christiaan Worst of Pretoria and Myah Petchey of Cape Town were first time winners on the international junior circuit when they won the boys and girls …

TOP INTERNATIONAL TENNIS EVENT FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Pretoria, South Africa – Tennis South Africa (TSA) confirmed on Wednesday that the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has awarded South Africa the rights to host the 2017 Young Seniors World Team and Individual Championships. The tournament will be hosted in the city of Cape Town from 19 March – 1 April. The ITF Young Seniors …

SA’s Unsung Superwoman of Wheelchair Tennis Recognized

Tuesday, 06 December 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa commends the federation’s General Manager, Karen Losch who was hugely honoured in Managung when crowned the Administrator of the year at the 11th SA Sports Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, 27 November at the Sand du Plessis Theatre in Bloemfontein. This prestigious award …

Stars pay tribute to Hlatswayo on International Disability Day

Wheelchair tennis stars have paid tribute to former junior world number 2 Thando Hlatswayo on International Disability Day following her death at the age of 20. Hlatswayo passed away in the early hours of Tuesday just a few days after she suffered from Meningitis. Two-time Grand Slam Champion Lucas Sithole who was very close to …

Wheelchair Tennis Star Dies of Meningitis Age 20

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, Paulpietersburg, Kwazulu-Natal. – Thando Hlatshwayo, South African former world number 2 junior, has passed away at the age of 20. Hlatswayo, who hails from Paulpietersburg in Kwazulu-Natal, lost her battle against Meningitis early Tuesday morning after a very short illness, her family confirmed. Hlatswayo took up wheelchair tennis in 2009, played …

MONTJANE ENDS YEAR IN STYLE

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. – South African leading women’s wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane put the finishing touch to the magnificent season by edging out her doubles partner Charlotte Famin from France 7-5 6-3 to win her first Prague Cup singles title, an International Tennis Federation (ITF) level 2 event which ended …

Lucas Sithole Withdraws from Wheelchair Tennis Masters

Monday, 28 November 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa announced on Monday that the two-time Grand Slam Champion Lucas Sithole has withdrawn from the season ending NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London, Great Britain. The tournament, due to take place from November 30 until December 4, will be staged at Lee Valley …

Day 2 Results of the Digicall Futures 3

Day 2 results of the Digicall Futures 3 international tennis tournament being played at the University Of Stellenbosch, South Africa. All players South African unless otherwise stated. Round 1 Singles Men 1-Jordi Samper-Montana (ESP) bt Joshua Luck 6-1 6-4 Philip Henning bt Tyler Hochwalt (USA) 7-6(4) 6-2 6- Christoph Negritu (GER) bt Curtis Clarke (GBR) …

RED-HOT TENNIS ON SCORCHER OF DAY IN STELLENBOSCH

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Stellenbosch, South Africa; It was a good day for South Africans at the Digicall Futures 3 tennis tournament in Stellenbosch. For a change the players welcomed the wind – actually slight breeze compared to the wind at last week’s tournament – because without it the sun would have been unbearable. Top seeded Chanel Simmonds from …

Day 1 Results of the Digicall Futures 3

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Day 1 results of the Digicall Futures 3 international tennis tournament being played at the University Of Stellenbosch, South Africa. All players South African unless otherwise stated Round 1 Singles Men Joshua Howard-Tripp bt Rikhardt Bierman 7-5 6-2 4-Nik Scholtz bt Altus Karsten 6-1 6-2 Thomas Setodji (FRA) bt Brandon Walkin (USA) 6-3 6-0 7-Dekel …

Seeds and Wildcards Announced for Digicall Futures 3

Stellenbosch, South Africa; The seeds and wild-cards were announced by Tennis South Africa on Monday ahead of the Digicall Futures 3 international tennis tournament which is being played at the Maties Tennis Club at the University Of Stellenbosch this week. South Africa’s Chanel Simmonds was named as top women’s seed for this week’s tournament with …

Klaasen and Ram Upset World Number 1 French Pair in London

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London; South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and American Rajeev Ram caused an upset on Monday at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals when they defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut both of France, who are vying to become the year-end No. 1 pair in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings. Klaasen and Ram won 7-5, 6-4 …

Harris Destroys Spaniard

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Stellenbosch, South Africa; Not even in his wildest dreams did Lloyd Harris thought he would win his fifth consecutive title in a final of 52 minutes. The 19-year-old South African beat the top-seeded Jordi Samper-Montana from Spain 6-0, 6-1 in the final of the Digicall Futures 2 tournament. The second-seeded Harris also won the first …

Raven Klaasen Ready for London Showdown

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London; Raven Klaasen is quietly confident ahead of arguably the biggest tennis week of his life. The South African doubles specialist together with American, Rajeev Ram qualified in 7th position for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to be played in London this week. It will be a debutant appearance in London for Klaasen and …

SA Tennis Juniors Named For International Squads

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London,Great Britain – Four deserving South Africa junior tennis players have been named by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to be part of the ITF Grand Slam Development Fund Touring Team The team sponsored by the Grand Slam Development Fund, will tour East Africa in November and December this year. The South African junior players …

TOP SEEDS THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND OF DIGICALL FUTURES 2

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It all went pretty much according to plan on the second day of the Digicall Futures 2 tennis tournament played in Stellenbosch. Top seeds Jordi Samper-Montana (Spain) and South Africa’s Chanel Simmonds both advanced to the second round of the tournament. Simmonds needed a mere 58 minutes to beat Senaida Kambel from Holland 6-0, 6-1. …

Hatting Showing Good Form in Stellenbosch

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South African Ilze Hattingh continued her good run of form when she beat the sixth seed Jaeda Daniel from America in the first round of the Digicall Futures 2 tennis tournament played in Stellenbosch. It is the second tournament in a series of three international Futures events in Stellenbosch. All matches are played at the …