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Andrew, Chanel win in Durban

Both singles titles stayed in South Africa at the Durban Futures International tennis tournament at the weekend.

The men’s championships went to Andrew Anderson and Chanel Simmonds won the women’s category.

Eighth seeded Anderson beat fourth seed, Amir Weintraub of Israel, the Pietermaritzburg player triumphing 3-6 6-4 7-6.

Weintraub had two points to decide the match but Anderson hung in there to force the tie-break, which he won 7-3.

Simmonds, seeded second for this tournament, came up with a convincing display to beat top seeded Pooja Venkatesha.

Aged just 17, Simmonds beat her Indian opponent 6-1 6-4.

The qualifying rounds of the SATA International got under way on Sunday and continue Monday. The doubles finals will be played at Westridge on Friday 28 May and the singles finals on Saturday 29.

Results from the ITF Futures tournament
Women’s singles finals:
*2 Chanel Simmonds RSA bt *1 Poojasharee Venkatesha IND 6-1 6-4
Men’s Singles finals: *8 Andrew Anderson RSA bt *4 Amir Weintraub ISR 3-6 6-3 7-6 (3)
Men’s Doubles finals: *2 Nikolaus Moser & Max Raditschnigg AUT bt *4 Sergei Krotiouk & Vitali Reshetnikov RUS 7-5 6-1
Women’s Doubles Final: *1 Sanaa Bhambri & Rushmi Chakravarthi IND bt Tegan Edwards & Bianca Swanepoel RSA 3-6 6-3 10-4

SATA International Futures Qualifying rounds:
Men:
Tal Eros bt Joshi Nikhil 6-1 6-0; Zack Evendon bt James Clow 3-6 6-3 6-1; Christian Guevara bt Andrew Prioste 6-3 6-1; Kyle Rowe bt Johannes Myburgh 6-1 6-3; Chikande Triashe bt Christopher Marquis 6-3 6-3; Hendrik Coertzen bt Dominicus Ruhan 6-0 6-1; Dudley Smith bt Liska Pavel 6-7 6-0 6-2; Alexei Filenkov bt Brett Lgerwall 6-2 6-2; Mathew Rossouw bt Aaron Koopman 6-3 6-2; Petri janse van Rensburg bt Steffen Solomon 6-4 6-4 Sean van der Vyver bt Masanga Solomon 6-0 6-3; Manfred Jeske bt Adriaan du Toit 6-1 7-5; Michal Lyzwa bt Dylan Bernatzky 6-3 6-0; Mathew McGuire bt Ayk Sarkisian 6-1 6-1; Lance Cohen bt Christiaan Botha 6-1 6-4
Women: Bianca Swanepoel bt M Marakalala 6-1 6-0; Liniques Theron bt Gesa Focke 6-0 6-1


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