- Pace bounces back with strong finish in Thailand
- Blitzboks take it easy before Las Vegas Sevens
- Maripa bags first title of the year in Bolton
- England wrap up Summer Series with 2-0 win against SA
- Five more Meet records at SA Grand Prix
- Fichardt nails 15th Sunshine Tour win at Joburg Open
- SA duo struggle at Tokyo Marathon
- Le Clos leads the way at SA Grand Prix in Stellenbosch
- SA women lead but go down to England in Summer Series
- Rain delay shortens Joburg Open still further
Sacks wins singles title at US tournament
- Updated: September 20, 2010
Relatively unknown South African player Gary Sacks, currently ranked 1671 in men’s ATP singles,┬áwon the men’s singles final of the $10 000 USTA Pro Classic played in Claremont, California in the United States.
He beat American Devon Britton (ranked 1107)┬á 7-6 6-2 after going through three tough qualifying matches. He picks up 18 ATP points and earns himself $1 950.┬áThe win will see him rise to the mid 700s in the ATP singles rankings.
Cape player Ruan Roelofse reached the second round of the $10 000 ITF Rwanda Futures played in Kigali. Next week Ruan and another SA hopeful Steffen Solomon fly to Uganda in search of ATP points.
After a disappointing Davis Cup weekend all is not doom and gloom. Andrew Anderson reached the semi-finals of the $50 000 USTA Tulsa Oklahoma Challenger men’s singles event.
He won a pay cheque of $2 510, accumulating 29 ATP singles points. Fritz Wolmarans lost in the first round singles after coming through the qualifying draw.
SA also saw some doubles success in the duo of Andrew Anderson and Fritz Wolmarans when they turned the tables upside down by winning the men’s doubles title in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They convincingly beat the Canadian/American duo of Klingeman and Joelson 6-2 6-3 in the final. The SA doubles team shared a cheque of $3 100 and earned 80 ATP doubles points for their efforts.