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Chanel wins in Jakarta
- Updated: September 28, 2011
There was mixed fortunes for two of our rising stars of the international women’s tennis scene in Indonesia this week.
Playing in a $25,000 ITF tournament in Jakarta, our second ranked singles player, Chanel Simmonds is through to the second round but fellow East Rander Natasha Fourouclas fell in the first round, writes Mark Etheridge. Both players were in action at the recent All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.
Simmonds, 19, ranked third for this tournament, “bagelling” the local wildcard Voni Darlina 6-0 6-0. Meanwhile Fourouclas had to come through qualifying which she did comfortably enough.
Seeded 11th for qualifying she beat Indonesia’s Bella Destriana 6-1 6-3 and then second seed in qualifying, Sandy Gumulya 6-4 7-6.
Then in the main draw she fell to fourth-seeded Belgian Tamaryn Hendler 6-1 6-4.
Simmonds was also in double action. Teamed up with Austria’s Nicole Rottman, they were seeded third in the doubles category but went down to wildcard entries Lee and Thongsing of Taipei and Thailand respectively, 6-2 6-2.