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
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
Chanel Simmonds; singles 318, doubles 299
Ilze Hattingh; singles 671, doubles 428
Madri Le Roux; singles 707, doubles 583
Michelle Sammons; singles
-, doubles 318