Cape Town - South Africa had a less than fabulous start at the African Junior Team Championships in Tunisia when they lost seven of their matches in both doubles and singles.
On the first day of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) tennis team event, SA team lost six matches in both singles and doubles respectively and won just three.
The tournament is for boys and girls under 14 and 16 and currently held in the tourist-friendly Hammamet town in Tunisia.
Day One results:
Tunisia beat South Africa 2-1
Ghaida Jeribi (TUN) lost to Christine Kruger (RSA) 7-6(3) Retired
Feryel Ben Hassen (TUN) bt Gabriella Broadfoot 7-5 6-0
Feryel Ben Hassen / Wiem Boubaker (TUN) bt Gabriella Broadfoot / Christine Kruger (RSA) 6-4 6-7(6)
South Africa beat Cote D’Ivoire 2-1
Charl Morgan (RSA) bt Cyrille Lago (CDI) 6-2 6-2
Pierre Malan (RSA) lost to Wilfred Coulibaly (CDI) 7-5 6-0
Pierre Malan / Charl Morgan (RSA) bt Wilfred Coulibaly / Cyrille Lago (CDI) 6-4 6-2
2-Morocco beat 4-South Africa 3-0
Salma Loudili (MAR) bt Delien Kleinhans (RSA) 6-3 6-2
Oumeima Aziz (MAR) bt Myah Petchey (RSA) 6-4 5-7 6-3
Salma Loudili / Hend Semlali (MAR) bt Delien Kleinhans / Ntokozo Zungu (RSA) 1-6 6-0 10-4