The South African men’s tennis team coasted to a convincing victory without dropping a set in their two-day Davis Cup World Group Two tie against Venezuela at the Forest Hills Stadium in New York.
Replacing regular doubles player Ruan Roelofse on Sunday, Lloyd Harris joined Raven Klaasen in the third match of the tie, wrapping up the win with two fixtures to spare.
Harris and Philip Henning having won their singles matches the day before, the in-form South African number one paired up with Klaasen and they romped to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Dimitri Badra and Luis David Martinez.
Roelofse went on to defeat Badra 6-4, 7-6 in a dead rubber clash that was initially scheduled as a reverse singles contest, with the SA team earning a 4-nil victory.
2️⃣ Days To Go! ⏳
Our South African @DavisCup team is ready for the challenge.
The team faces Venezuela in Davis Cup World Group II first round tie at West Side Tennis Club in New York on Saturday and Sunday.
— Tennis South Africa (@TennisSA) September 16, 2021
Team SA continues to work hard ahead of this weekend’s Davis Cup World Group II first round tie against Venezuela. The tie is being played in the historic horseshoe shaped Forest Hills stadium, which hosted the finals of the U.S. Champs & U.S. Open from 1923 to 1977. #DavisCup pic.twitter.com/X8UdvFtHr9
— Tennis South Africa (@TennisSA) September 15, 2021