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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 – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa announced on Monday that the two-time Grand Slam Champion Lucas Sithole has withdrawn from the season ending NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London, Great Britain.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 Hockey and Tennis Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the third year in a row. He was due to be the second seed in the six-player tournament behind American…

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Sithole Wins First Major Regional Annual Sports Award

The two-time Grand Slam wheelchair tennis champion Lucas Sithole added to his accolades the Regional Annual Sports Awards (RASA)’s Sportsman of the year with a disability on Saturday. The awards which celebrated the African excellence and comprised of 10 African states were announced last night at Birchwood Estate in Ekurhuleni. The Kwazulu-Natal star who holds 32 singles titles came out ahead of Namibia’s newest star and Special Olympics Games gold medalist Ruben Gowaseb and athletics T12 star Lucky Chitembe from Zimbabwe. Sithole recorded his first…

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Sithole Upbeat ahead of the Japan Open

The ever-positive South African world number three quad ace Lucas Sithole is positive he can end the Paralympic qualification period on a high note as he prepares to depart for the Japan Open, an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super Series tournament to be staged in Lizuka from 17-22 May 2016. “The super series tournaments are very important and count a lot especially in a Paralympic year, this is one of the tournaments which will prepare me very well ahead of Rio with the chance to…

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Alcott stuns Sithole to set up SA double

JOHANNESBURG, Friday, 08 April 2016. – World number one Dylan Alcott will be chasing double glory in South Africa after he stunned local favourite Lucas Sithole in the quads semi-final of the SA Open at Ellis Park Tennis Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday. The Australian celebrated success in his first visit to the country when he defeated American David Wagner in the Gauteng Open last Sunday. Alcott overpowered world number three Sithole to win in straight sets 6-0 6-2 and was stoked to face world…

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Sithole finish second place at NEC Masters

Monday, 07 December 2015, London, Great Britain. – South African quad ace Lucas Sithole finished in the second place at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters after losing to defending champion David Wagner in the finals on Sunday when the season-ending elite tournament reached a stunning climax at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London. The championships which featured only the top eight men’s and women’s players and the top four quad players was staged from 2-6 December 2015. The victory marked the 39-year-old American’s…

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