TENNIS NEWS - The early exit of South Africans at the recent US Open has meant that the Kis Davis Cup team has had loads of time to prepare for this weekend's Europe/Africa Group II tie against Bulgaria at Kelvin Grove Club in Cape Town.
Lloyd Harris, SA's lone player in the main draw, made a first-round exit and Raven Klaasen and his Kiwi doubles partner bombed out in the second round at Flushing Meadows, New York.
SA non-playing captain Marcos Ondruska said Harris and Klaasen travelled straight to Cape Town where they were joined by Ruan Roelofse. All three players are Cape Town-based.
The fourth member of the side is Bloemfontein-born Philip Henning who flew in from USA where he attends university.
"The players were working on their own even before the squad assembled and that has helped them to acclimatise and become familiar with conditions," said Ondruska.
"The players are from Cape Town, so they have their set-ups in place here. They will be familiar with conditions."
Ondruska said the preparations were on track.
"The first sessions went well and there is excitement in the camp. We're happy with what we have (players) in the team," he said. "The venue Kelvin Grove's courts are great, and the setting is spectacular."