The country’s leading women’s player Chanel Simmonds headed the list of South African players to safely make it through to the second round on day three of the combined $25,000 ITF World Tour tournaments at the North-West University in Potchefstroom on Wednesday, 4 March 2020.
The eighth-seeded Simmonds booked her passage to the next stage of the Ilana Kloss International with an effortless 6-0 6-1 win over compatriot and qualifier Warona Mdlulwa in a tension-free meeting on court 1.
Simmonds will next face unseeded Berfu Cengiz of Turkey in the second round.
Round of 32 Results:
Singles – Ilana Kloss International (Women’s $25,000 ITF World Tour):
Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR)  bt Emily Seibold (GER) 6-3 6-4
Amandine Hesse (FRA)  bt Weronika Falkowska (POL) 6-1 6-4
Simona Waltert (SUI)  bt Paula Kania (POL) 6-2 7-5
Susan Bandecchi (SUI)  bt Nika Kukharchuk (RUS) 6-3 6-3
Martina Caregaro (ITA)  bt Fanni Stollar (HUN) 7-6(4) 5-7 6-3
Chanel Simmonds (RSA)  bt Warona Mdlulwa (RSA) 6-0 6-1
Gabriella Taylor (GBR) bt Shelly Bereznyak (ISR) 7-5 6-2
Anna Zaja (GER) bt Kelia Le Bihan (FRA) 6-2 6-2
Katy Dunne (GBR) bt Paige Hourigan (NZL) 6-1 6-1
Shavit Kimchi (ISR) bt Martyna Kubka (POL) 1-6 6-4 7-6(6)
Photo 1 Caption: South African tennis ace, Chanel Simmonds, progressed to the second round of the combined $25,000 ITF World Tour tournaments at the North-West University in Potchefstroom on Wednesday, 4 March 2020. Photo: PictureCafe
With editing by gsport