Other sport 19.5.2014 03:35 pm

Strong entry for Sun City Futures

Picture: AFP.

Picture: AFP.

International tennis returns to South Africa when the International Tennis Federation’s Sun City Futures 1 tournament will be played in the North West province from May 26-31.

The tournament is the first of three back-to-back international men’s and women’s events to be played at the same Sun City venue.

The Futures 2 will be played from June 2-7 and Futures 3 from June 9-14.

A strong entry of local and international players have entered the first tournament, including four of South Africa’s Davis Cup squad players –Tucker Vorster, Ruan Roelofse, Nik Scholtz and Fritz Wolmerans.

Two notable entries in the men’s tournament are the rising English star Joshua Milton and upcoming American Tyler Hochwalt.

There will be players from 11 different countries represented in the men’s tournament.

The women’s draw is dominated by South Africa’s best players including South African number two Chanel Simmonds and her fellow Fed Cup team mates Madrie Le Roux and Natasha Fourouclas.

There are players representing 12 countries entered in the women’s draw including Americans Alexandra Riley and Stephanie Kent as well as former European junior champion Ani Vangelova of Bulgaria.

The seeds for the men’s and women’s Futures 1 will be announced on Wednesday.

Sapa

 

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