Rising stars into second round of SA Spring Open

Mpho Mhlongo. Photo by Picture Cafe.

The SA Spring Open is currently taking place at the Ellis Park Tennis Courts in Johannesburg. The event, which ends on Sunday, 26 September 2021, is hosted by Tennis South Africa and Vision View Productions. The International Tennis Federation has made prize money of US$ 25 000 (R355 709) available for the event.

The Open is a combined event – featuring both able-bodied and wheelchair tennis players from 27 countries, including Japan, Netherlands, Australia, France, Italy and Israel.

Several South African rising tennis stars safely progressed into the second round of the SA Spring Open on Wednesday. In the wheelchair tennis event, risings stars Mariska Venter, Nokwanda Hlongwane, Brilliant Mabaso and Mpho Mhlongo have all safely progressed into the second round.

Mariska Venter. Photo by Picture Cafe.

Venter, a third seed, dismantled compatriot Nonkanyiso Nyosi 6-0, 6-0, Hlongwane followed suit with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Dipuo Molefe. Mabaso battled past Nicolaas Otto 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to advance, while Mhlongo eased past Siyabulela Mahlikihla to set up a clash with top seed Martin de la Puente of Spain.

Stay abreast of the event by visiting the Tennis South Africa website or social media pages. Congratulations to all the wonderful South Africa athletes showcasing their talents at the event. Good luck with round two!

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