Gray Beats Montsi In SA Spring Open Quarterfinals

Alastair Gray (photo: Picture Café)

JOHANNESBURG, September 24, 2021

South Africa’s teenager Kholo Montsi suffered a 6-2, 6-4 defeat on Friday to last week’s Jozi Open champion Alastair Gray from Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the SA Spring Open, an ITF $25,000 World Tennis Tour combined event being held at Ellis Park Tennis Courts in Johannesburg.

Alec Beckley’s incredible run also ended in the stage of the final eight at the hands of Brazilian sixth-seed Mateus Alves, losing 6-2, 6-4. The 20-year-old local favourite caused a major upset earlier this week eliminating Russian top seed Konstantin Kravchuk in the opening round.

Defending champion Benjamin Lock from Zimbabwe was made to work hard for his place in the semi-finals as he progressed with a 7-6(2), 7-5 win over unseeded Kyle Seelig from the United States.

SA Spring Open Results
Singles – Quarterfinal Round
2-Benjamin Lock (ZIM) bt Kyle Seelig (USA) 7-6(2), 7-5
4-Michail Pervolarakis (GRE) bt 5-Rio Noguchi (JPN) 6-4, 6-2
6-Mateus Alves (BRA) bt Alec Beckley (RSA) 6-1, 6-4
Alastair Gray (GBR) bt Kholo Montsi (RSA) 6-2, 6-4

2-Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA) bt Matilda Mutavdzic (GBR) 6-3, 6-1
4-Richel Hogenkamp (NED) bt Jacqueline Cabaj Awad (SWE) 6-1, 6-1
Alina Charaeva (RUS) bt 8-Joanne Zuger 7-6 (4), 6-3
Eva Vedder (NED) bt Valeria Bhunu (ZIM) 6-3, 6-2

Wheelchair Tennis – Semi-final Round
1-Martin de la Puente (ESP) bt 4-Leon Els (RSA) 6-0, 6-3
3-Evans Maripa (RSA) bt 2-Daniel Caverzaschi (ESP) 6-2, 6-3

1-Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) bt 3 – Mariska Venter (RSA) 6-0, 6-2
2-Jiske Griffioen (NED) bt Ntsuku Ndlovu (RSA) 6-0, 6-1

1-Donald Ramphadi (RSA) bt Ronewa Mudzanani (RSA) 6-1, 6-0
2-Danny Muhlamonyane (RSA) bt Nkosanye Nkosi (RSA) 6-0, 6-0