Ulcinj, Montenegro – The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced the official draw for the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Zone Group III event taking place from 16-19 April 2018.
The four day event will be played in Ulcinj, Montenegro at the Ulcinj Bellevue.
The eight nations contesting the Europe/Africa Zone Group 2 event are hosts Montenegro, Morocco, Finland, Malta, Ireland, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. All nations contesting the Zone Group III event will be bidding to qualify for the Fed Cup Euro/Africa Zone Group II next year. One team will be promoted at the end of the event.
South Africa have drawn top seeded Finland, Montenegro and Kenya in their Pool A. South Africa will play Montenegro in their opening tie Monday (tomorrow 11h00) morning. The order of play for the remaining round-robin ties will be announced Monday.
There will be a round-robin tournament in each pool. The round-robin ties will be played from Monday 16th until Wednesday 18th April and each tie will consist of two singles and a doubles rubber. The winners of each pool will play-off against each other on Thursday 19th April to determine which nation will advance to Europe/Africa III in 2019.
South African, Captain Rene Plant said that her team faced a big challenge this week, “I think we are in an extremely competitive Pool but our preparations have gone very well and we all very confident and ready for the challenge that lies ahead.”
The draw conducted Sunday is as follows;
1. Finland (seeded one)
3. South Africa
1. Morocco (seeded two)
The South African team nominated is;
Madrie Le Roux
Minette Van Vreden
Rene Plant (Captain)