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Harris and Simmonds Taking on New Opponents in Digicall Futures 1 Finals

Stellenbosch, South Africa –  Chanel Simmonds and Lloyd Harris will once again play in the final, but will come up against different opponents in the second of the three Digicall Futures tennis tournaments. Simmonds and Harris won the Digicall Futures 1 tournament last week. Tomorrow Simmonds, the top seeded woman, will come up against Russia’s Margarita Lazareva who beat German Julyette Maria Josephine to advance. This is after Simmonds demolished the fourth seed Lauren Embree from America 6-0, 6-3 in 1 hour and 19 minutes. …

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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 Zimbabwean Valeria Bhunu seeded to meet Simmonds in the final. Russian Margarita Lazareva and Germany’s Katharina Hering are seeded three and four respectively. Simmonds is the only South African seed…

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Big Boost For South African Junior Tennis Hopefuls

Stellenbosch, Cape Town; To fall in line with the aims and objectives of Tennis South Africa (TSA) to give local junior talent international exposure, TSA confirmed on Tuesday that Stellenbosch would once again host a back to back series of international tennis tournaments. The Digicall Futures which was launched last year will be staged again this year at the Maties Tennis Club in the Coetzenburg Sports Grounds of the University of Stellenbosch from 29 October to 20 November 2016. The men’s and women’s series will…

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Determined Madrie Le Roux on a tennis mission

South African tennis aces Scholtz and Harris through to quarterfinals Stellenbosch, South Africa – South Africa’s Madrie le Roux is determined to reach the final of the Digicall Futures 3 international tennis tournament being played in Coetzenburg at the University of Stellenbosch. Sixth-seeded Le Roux secured her place in Friday’s quarter-finals when she overcame a second set scare to beat China’s Huijie Hu 6-1 7-5. “I started very well, in the first set but had a bad run on the second. I had no time…

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Day 3 results of the Digicall Futures 3

Day 3 results of the Digicall Futures 3 being played in Stellenbosch, Cape Town on Thursday. All players South African unless otherwise stated.   Singles Round 2 Men 1-Pascal Brunner (Aut) bt Riaan Du Toit (Can) 6-4 6-4 2-Nik Scholtz bt Dekel Bar (Isr) 4-6 6-4 6-4 3-Lucas Miedler (Aut) bt Tyler Hochwalt (USA) 7-5 6-2 4-Lloyd Harris bt David Forchap (Ger) 4-2 (Forchap retired from arm injury) 5-Javier Pulgar-Garcia (Ger) bt Daniel Uhlig (Ger) 6-4 5-7 7-5 8-Luca Pancaldi (Ita) bt Demian Raab (Ger)…

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South Africa’s Nik Scholtz wins Digicall Futures 1

Stellenbosch, South Africa – South African Davis Cup player, Nik Scholtz captured his seventh Futures title in Stellenbosch on Sunday. Second seeded Scholtz upset top seeded Austrian, Pascal Brunner 7-6 (5) 7-5 in the final played at the Maties Tennis Club on the University of Stellenbosch sports grounds. Scholtz, from the Boland pleased the hometown fans and beat the extremely hot conditions and fought hard throughout the two hours twenty three minute battle. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the 24 year old. “The fact…

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South African tennis stars shine in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, South Africa – It was a good day for seeded South Africans in the Digicall Futures 1 international tennis tournament in Stellenbosch on Thursday. In the much anticipated men’s singles second round clash, second seed Nik Scholtz of South Africa beat unseeded Wesley Whitehouse of New Zealand 7-6 (2), 6-3. Whitehouse a former South African and Junior Wimbledon Champion, started off strongly, breaking serve in the opening game and lead of 3-0 in the first set. But 24 year old Scholtz proved to be…

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Youngsters excel at Digicall Futures 1

Stellenbosch, South Africa – 18-year-old  Capetonian Lloyd Harris impressed on the first day of the Digicall Futures tennis tournament in Stellenbosch. The tournament is the first of three international Futures tournaments being played at the university of Stellenbosch with the finals this Sunday. Harris – a member of the South African Davis Cup Squad – is seeded fourth in the tournament. He started on track in Coetzenberg with an easy 6-0, 6-3 win over unseeded countryman John Myburgh. “It was a satisfactory start to the…

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Seeds and wildcards accounced for Digicall Futures 1

Stellenbosch, South Africa – Tennis South Africa (TSA) announced the seeds and wildcards for the Digicall Futures 1 on Friday (today). The Digicall Futures 1 will be played in Stellenbosch from Monday 2 November with the final played on Sunday 8 November at the Maties Tennis Club on the University of Stellenbosch sporting grounds. The qualifying rounds for the tournament will be from Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November. This tournament will see players from 12 different countries taking part. Both the men’s and…

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Tennis officials announced for Digicall Futures

Stellenbosch, South Africa – Following the controversy surrounding international South African rugby referee Craig Joubert at the Rugby World Cup the spotlight has been on sporting officiating across the board. Tennis South Africa (TSA) will not be taking any “officiating chances” during the forthcoming Digicall Futures Series which start in Stellenbosch next week. The Digicall Futures Series is three back to back weeks of international men’s and women’s tennis and TSA announced an experienced and impressive lineup of officials today (Wednesday) to take charge of…

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Strong South African entry expected for digicall futures

Stellenbosch, South Africa – Next month, international tennis returns to Stellenbosch in the Boland when three consecutive weeks of Digicall Futures will be played from 31 October to 22 November. The tournaments are international men’s and women’s events to be played at the University of Stellenbosch. Players participating will earn all important world rankings. A strong entry of local and international are expected to enter and already confirmation has been received that two of South Africa’s Davis Cup squad members namely Nik Scholtz and Lloyd…

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Three successive Futures tournaments for Stellenbosch

Johannesburg, South Africa – Tennis South Africa (TSA) have announced that Boland Tennis will be hosting three Futures events carrying prize money in excess of R800 000 during November 2015. The three events will be sponsored by Digicall and will run consecutively at the Maties Tennis Club, Coetzenburg Sport Grounds and at the University of Stellenbosch. There will be singles and doubles draws for both men and women. Each of the mens and womens events will comprise prize money of $10 000 (R134 000). That…

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