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SA Fed Cup team announced

2016-01-20 14:56
Chanel Simmonds (BLD Communications)

Pretoria- Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced their strongest possible Fed Cup team for the upcoming Fed Cup Euro/Africa Zone Group 1 tie to be staged in Eilat, Israel from February 3-6, 2016.

The team announced is: Chanel Simmonds, Ilze Hattingh, Madrie le Roux and Michelle Sammons, with Earl Grainger as captain.

South Africa will be competing in Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 for the first time since 2006 after winning promotion from Europe/Africa Zone Group 2 in Tallinn, Estonia last year.

South Africa will face hosts Israel as well as Sweden, Portugal, Ukraine, Great Britain, Georgia, Croatia, Estonia, Turkey, Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria and Latvia in the round-robin competition to be played at the Municipal Tennis Centre.

“It is going to be an enormous challenge competing in Group I,” said Grainger.

“However I am confident the girls will do very well, we will be fighting all the way to keep the South African flag flying high.”

South African team rankings (singles/doubles):

Chanel Simmonds; singles 318, doubles 299

Ilze Hattingh; singles 671, doubles 428

Madri Le Roux; singles 707, doubles 583

Michelle Sammons; singles -, doubles 318

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