Tennis

SA triumph in Davis Cup

2016-03-05 17:02
South Africa v Luxembourg

Cape Town - A delighted South African Davis Cup team celebrated with a lap of honour around the Irene Country Club match court after beating Luxembourg 3-0 on Saturday. 

Dean O’Brien and Ruan Roelofse gave the hosts the victory when they beat the hot Highveld weather and Luxembourgers Ugo Nastasi and Mike Scheidweiler 6-3 7-5 6-2 in one hour thirty nine minutes. 

South African singles players, Tucker Vorster and Lloyd Harris put South Africa into a comfortable overnight position after both winning their respective singles rubbers in straight sets on Friday. 

Marcus Ondruska, the South African captain was delighted with the win especially seeing it was his maiden outing as captain.

“The win was real good for not only the country but the players. My players executed like true professionals and they lifted their games to a good level,” he said. 

Ondruska admitted that although his team had won 3-0 it was never easy.

“Each and every Davis Cup tie has its challenges. The rankings play a small part and anything can happen at any time in Davis Cup competition, and we’ve seen that happen over the years. My boys brought a lot to the table, prepared well and enjoyed each other on and off the court which made the big difference out there.” 

South Africa now wait for the winner of the Lithuanian vs Norway tie being played also this weekend in Siauliai, Lithuania.

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