The semi-final line up for week 1 of the Curro Tennis Junior Series, a Grade 5 International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior ranking tournament being played in Durban, has been decided.

Top seed Leigh van Zyl edged out seventh-seeded Naledi Manyube in straight sets to book her place in the semi-finals.

Heike van Vuuren (seeded third) eased past Tayla Wilmot (8) to move into the last four, while Erin McKenzie saw off Marilouise van Zyl to seal her spot.

Second-seed Christine Kruger was denied a semi-final spot, after falling in straight sets to Canadian Gabriella Lindgren.

 

Day 3 Quarter-Final Singles Results (RSA unless otherwise stated):
[1] Leigh van Zyl bt [7] Naledi Manyube 6-4 6-2
[3] Heike Janse van Vuuren bt [8] Tayla Wilmot 6-4 6-0
Erin McKenzie bt Marilouise van Zyl 6-3 6-2
Gabriella Vannessa Lindgren (CAN) bt [2] Christine Kruger 7-5 7-5

Doubles:
Heike Janse van Vuuren / Leigh van Zyl bt Carli Kruger / Christine Kruger 6-0 6-4
Chandre Boshoff / Naledi Manyube bt Claire Jaramba / Kyla Steyn 6-2 6-0
[2] Amy Bloch / Tayla Wilmot bt Yenzokuhle Dladla / Sophia Singh 6-1 6-3
Cayline le Grange / Hailey Robyn Troup bt [4] Carle Botha / Erin McKenzie 6-1 1-6 [10-3]

  

Photo 1 Caption: Top seed Leigh van Zyl is joined by Heike Janse van Vuuren, Erin McKenzie and Canadian Gabriella Lindgren in the semi-finals of the Curro Tennis Junior Series, a Grade 5 International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior ranking tournament being played in Durban. Photo: Tennis SA

 

With editing by gsport