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Two international titles for South African players


It’s been a good last week for South African tennis professionals in both Africa and Europe with two titles and a runners-up spot.

In Harare at the Zimbabwean F1 Futures, top seeded Nik Scholtz of Boland beat seventh seed Lucas Catarina of Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-0 to win his 10th professional singles title.

Further afield in Lisbon, Portugal – Ruan Roelofse of Cape Town teamed up with Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia to win the men’s doubles title of the Lisboa Belém Open on the ATP Challenge circuit.

And then in Rosmalen, Netherlands – South Africa’s top-ranked doubles player, Raven Klaasen of Cape Town and his American partner, Rajeev Ram made an impressive start to their grass court season.

They reached the final of the ATP Ricoh Open. Second-seeded Klaasen and Ram lost 3-6 4-6 to top seeds, Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo for the title.

In the main picture Roelofse, left, and partner Rungkat pose with their trophies in Lisbon. Picture courtesy of ATP

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