16 Jun 2014

Morocco, Egypt and South Africa through to Finals

News Article

Egypt JDC team

Tunisia's magnificent Tennis Club de Tunis played host to the African Qualifying Event for the ITF World Junior Tennis Competition and the Junior Davis Cup/Fed Cup by BNP Paribas events on 9-14 June.

Nineteen teams from 7 African nations took part, with Burundi, Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania and Tunisia fielding boy's and girl's teams in the respective under 14 and under 16 competitions.

In the girls' World Junior Tennis event, six teams competed for the two spots up for grabs at the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic on 4-9 August. Egypt cruised through the week to top the group while Morocco came in a close second, with both nations therefore earning a spot in the Finals.

In the boys' event only one spot was available and it was Morocco who confirmed its place at the Finals, dropping just one rubber during the week in Tunisia.

In the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup competitions there were two places for the taking in the boys' event and one spot in the girls' event.  Egypt came out on top in the Junior Davis Cup competition, dominating the week in Tunis, while South Africa came in second to claim the last remaining spot. In the girls' event it was Egypt who prevailed to seal its spot at the Finals in Mexico on 23-28 September.

The Closing ceremony registered the attendance of Mrs. Salma Mouelhi-Guizani, President of the Tunisian Tennis Federation, Mrs. Israa El Sanhoury President of the Egyptian Tennis Federation and Vice President of the Confederation of African Tennis and Mr. Slimen Zoubeidi, President of the Tennis Club de Tunis, the host Club.

In addition to the tennis an educational Forum for all players and captains was organised on 12 June at the TCT including presentations from Mr Amine Ben Makhlouf, Technical Director of the African Tennis, Hichem Riani, CAT General Manager and tennis players who are pursuing their studies in the US Universities. 

For full results and draws from the Africa Qualifying event click here