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- Cremona pulls out all the stops with best throw on SA soil
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Fed Cup girls storm on
- Updated: April 19, 2012
Our Fed Cup tennis youngsters have cruised to yet another win in Egypt, this time flaying Finland to the tune of 3-0, writes Mark Etheridge.
The inexperienced team ÔÇô bar doubles stalwart Natalie Grandin ÔÇô won their second tie on the trot in the Euro-Africa Group II tournament in Cairo.
Making it all the more significant was that Finland were the top seeds for the north African tournament.
“A good win, the girls are playing well,” Grandin told Road to London 2012 on Thursday evening. “It’s very tiring, tough conditions, but the win is always sweeter then.”
Teenagers Ilze Hattingh and Madrie Le Roux pulled their weight once again. Fifteen-year-old Hattingh beat Johanna Hyoty 6-2 6-1 and Le Roux’s 17th birthday was sweetened as she joined Grandin in the doubles for a 6-0-6-1 win over Hyoty and Ella Leivo.
Grandin had earlier beaten Piia Suomalainen 6-4 6-3 in the other singles match.
Madrie Le Roux celebrated her 17th birthday, pairing up again with Grandin for a comfortable 6-0, 6-1 win over Hyoty and Ella Leivo to secure the whitewash.
In Wednesday’s first pool matches, they had beaten Denmark, also 3-0 and now meet Montenegro in Friday’s last pool match.
Up for grabs for the two top teams in each pool is promotion to Euro-Africa Group I next season.