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Harris makes it four Futures wins on the trot

With four wins in four tournaments Lloyd Harris is definitely making a habit of winning!
On Sunday, the 19-year-old won the Digicall Futures 1 tennis tournament in Stellenbosch.
His South African compatriot Chanel Simmonds won the women’s tournament, which made it a perfect day for local tennis.
In windy conditions, players could sometimes only guess where the ball will land. Both finals, however, yielded spectacular tennis.
Sunday’s victory was Harris’ fourth consecutive win in recent Futures tournaments. Harris, seeded second, beat the top-seeded Alessandro Bega of Italy 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 30 minutes. Harris played his best tennis of the week in the final. He was in control of the game and Bega spent many a moment mumbling to himself in Italian.
Harris’ services were superb and the moments Bega thought he might get a chance, Harris dashed his hopes with an ace.
‘I’m very happy I could win today’s match, my fourth tournament in a row and it was very nice to have everybody here today. I would love to keep on winning, but we all know how unpredictable tennis is. For now I’m just riding the wave and enjoying the feeling,’ said Harris.

1finals-6138Simmonds beat her double partner Kaitlyn Christian of America 4-6 6-3 7-5. They were on court for 2:40. It was spectacular tennis enjoyed by the spectators. Both players chased each other around and used every corner on the court.
Simmonds was seeded first for the tournament, but admitted that she did not expect to win the tournament. ‘My goal for the week was to reach the semi-finals. So to win the tournament is very nice and it will surely help the world ranking points.’
The second Digicall Futures tournament in the series of three has already started with qualifying rounds but the main draw action will begin on Tuesday.

Pictures of Harris and Simmonds courtesy of Outsider Communications


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