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SA players in overseas action
- Updated: June 23, 2011
Wimbledon may be on every tennis lover’s mind at the moment but there are a couple of our South African players busy this week in other parts of the globe.
Raven Klaasen is playing at the Jalisco Open Challenger in Mexico and lost to local boy Daniel Garza in the first round in a heartbreaking two tiebreaker match 6-7 (5) 7-6 (3) 6-4, reports Wendy Chadwick. He has teamed up with American John Paul Fruttero for the doubles where they are seeded fourth. South African Christo van Wyk lost to Frenchman Camill Salomon 6-4 6-0 in the first round of the Morocco F4.
At the Torneo Internacional Ciudad de Melvilla $10,000 being played in Spain Ruan Roelofse was ousted by seventh seed David Souto (VEN) 6-1 6-7 (5) 7-6 (5) in the first round of the main draw whilst Nikala Scholtz had a relatively easy time of dismissing Taras Motsny from the United States 6-1 6-2. Roelofse and Scholtz are seeded fourth in the doubles and are now in the quarter-finals.
South African Keith-Patrick Crowley went through a tough four rounds with a total of 128 players in the qualifying rounds of the Mima Foundation Pro Tennis Classic in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, USA. After qualifying he will now face up against eighth seed and local player Ty Trombetta. In the same tournament another South African ÔÇô Tinus van Wyk lost in the first round of qualifying to Maksim Kan 6-2 6-0.