IN A NAIL-BITING match between South Africa's Evans Maripa and Israel's Efraim Cabreira at the World Team Cup in Turkey yesterday, Maripa did his country proud. Maripa was down 2-6 in the first set and courageously clawed his way back in the second set to win 7-6.
The third set went to a tiebreaker, which Maripa won 10-4 to seal the match.
Teammate and SA No 1 Sydwell Mathonsi took his match 6-0 6-1. The win sealed the tie for South Africa and set up a clash with the winner of the current battle between Canada and Iran. - Sowetan