Poor start by SA at African Junior Tennis Championship

Tennis racket (Getty Images)
Tennis racket (Getty Images)

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:

Under 14

Girls

Tunisia beat South Africa 2-1

Singles

Ghaida Jeribi (TUN) lost to Christine Kruger (RSA) 7-6(3) Retired

Feryel Ben Hassen (TUN) bt Gabriella Broadfoot 7-5 6-0

Doubles

Feryel Ben Hassen / Wiem Boubaker (TUN) bt Gabriella Broadfoot / Christine Kruger (RSA) 6-4 6-7(6)

Under 16

Boys

South Africa beat Cote D’Ivoire 2-1

Singles

Charl Morgan (RSA) bt  Cyrille Lago (CDI) 6-2 6-2

Pierre Malan (RSA) lost to Wilfred Coulibaly (CDI) 7-5 6-0

Doubles

Pierre Malan / Charl Morgan (RSA) bt Wilfred Coulibaly / Cyrille Lago (CDI) 6-4 6-2

Girls

2-Morocco beat 4-South Africa 3-0

Singles

Salma Loudili (MAR) bt Delien Kleinhans (RSA) 6-3 6-2

Oumeima Aziz (MAR) bt Myah Petchey (RSA) 6-4 5-7 6-3

Doubles

Salma Loudili / Hend Semlali (MAR) bt Delien Kleinhans / Ntokozo Zungu (RSA) 1-6 6-0 10-4

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