SA Fed cup team promoted

2015-02-07 18:03
Chanel Simmonds (Gallo Images)
Cape Townn - The South African Fed Cup team beat Finland 2-0 in Tallin, Estonia, on Saturday to gain promotion to the Euro/Africa Group one.

The two South African singles players, Chanel Simmonds and Chani Scheepers dropped only eight games in beating their respective Finish opponents in both singles rubbers played. Simmonds got her country onto the scoreboard first with a 6-2 6-4 win over Piia Suomalainen.

It was then the South African number one, Chani Scheepers who clinched the tie for South Africa when she beat Finish number one Ella Leivo 6-2 6-0. Scheepers remained unbeaten all week.

The doubles rubber was not played in an agreement made between the two Captains. After beating Egypt, hosts and favourites Estonia, Bosnia/Herzegovina and Finland on Saturday, South Africa move up to Europe/Africa Group one for 2016.

Tennis South Africa President, Gavin Crookes, congratulated the South African team following their win.

"What a fantastic effort by Earl and all the team members. We are extremely proud of you all and congratulate each one of you for the part you played in this success," said Crookes.

"It is evident that a nice fresh energy has sprung within the team, complimented by our top ranked player Chani Scheepers availability, an energy that has transformed into a winning way and the combined effort has resulted in the aim and objective being reached of promotion into Group one."


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