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SA trio all advance in Stellenbosch

It was a good day for the three South Africans left in the draw of the Digicall Futures 2 tennis tournament in Stellenbosch.

Top-seeded players Nik Scholtz and Chanel Simmonds both advanced to the quarter-finals and wildcard Tucker Vorster also booked his spot in the next round.

Simmonds once again demolished her opponent when she beat Laura Sainsbury 6-0 6-3 and she’ll now face qualifier Emilie Lindh Gallagher from England.

The big match on the day for South Africa was Vorster’s match against Jaime Pulgar-Garcia. Vorster needed two hours and 21 minutes to beat the eighth seed 6-4 2-6 6-3.

Vorster’s next match is against his countryman Scholtz, who needed two tiebreakers to advance to the quarter-final.

Both second seeds are also through to the final eight. Zimbabwe’s Takanyi Garanganga beat Germany’s Mats Rosenkrantz 6-3 6-3 and Anastasia Pribylova from Russia had no troubles against wildcard Amelie Boy from Mauritius.

Picture of Anastasia Pribylova in Stellenbosch courtesy of Eunice Visagie

Results
Men
Second round: Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM, 2) bt Mats Rosenkrantz (GER) 6-3 6-4; Benjamin Lock (ZIM, 4) bt Peter Heller (GER) 6-2 2-6,6-3; Pawel Cias (POL, 3) bt Alexander Day (CAN) 7-6 (8/6) 6-4; Michiel de Krom (NED, 7) bt Callum Puttergill (AUS) 7-6 (7/5) 6-2; Tucker Vorster (RSA) bt Jaime Pulgar-Garcia (ESP, 8) 6-4 2-6 6-3; Nik Scholtz (RSA, 1) bt Frederik Press (GER) 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/4); George van Massow (GER, 6) bt Thomas Fancutt (AUS) 7-6 (7/4) 1-6, 6-4

Women
Second round: Anastasia Pribylova (RUS, 2) bt Amelie Boy (MRI) 6-1 6-2; Emilie Lindh Gallagher (GBR) bt Anna Pribylova (RUS) 7-5 6-4; Chanel Simmonds (RSA, 1) bt Laura Sainsbury (GBR) 6-0 6-3; Monica Robinson (USA) bt Lara Salden (BEL) 6-2 1-6 6-1; Leonie Kung (SUI, 4) bt Amelie Intert (GER) 6-3 6-1; Nina Stadler (SUI) bt Irina Ramailison (FRA, 3) 6-2 6-2