It’s an all South African Sun City Futures final
South Africa are guaranteed to win both the men's and women's singles titles at the Sun City Futures on Saturday.
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On Friday, in warm winter North West weather,the two top seeds in the men’s and women’s singles won through to the final and all four players are from the host country.
Fritz Wolmarans, the men’s favorite once again dominated with his big game when he beat fourth seed Jacob Adaktusson of Sweden 6-4 6-3. In the second semifinal Tucker Vorster, seeded two, battled for two hours and seven minutes to win through to his second futures final, beating American third seed Tyler Hochwalt 7-6 (5) 7-5. Both Wolmarans and Vorster go into the final without losing a set all week.
Vorster and Wolmarans have played each other once before as juniors in the under 14 age group. Vorster lost that match in two sets and will be hoping to get revenge in his second Futures final. The last final Vorster reached was in Turkey in last year, when he lost.
In the women’s singles, third seed Michelle Sammons shocked top seed Madrie Le Roux in an all South African semifinal 2-6 6-4 6-4. It was a gruelling two hour 41 minute battle which was a true test of character. After losing the opening set, Sammons regrouped and settled.
Sammons will be playing in her first Futures final on Saturday.
Second seed Natasha Fourouclas seems to have found her true form and was never troubled by in-form Vanja Klaric of Serbia in her semifinal. Fourouclas played a smart dominating game beating Klaric 6-2 6-1. Fourouclas has never won a Futures title but the Sun City final is her fifth final.