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South African number 2 quads player Bongani Dlamini capped off the European wheelchair tennis safari in Romania after capturing the Bucharest Open last week.
Dlamini kicked off the event with a 6-0 6-2 victory over the Alexander Izrailov followed by a retirement from Yoshi Gemish in the quarters.
The semi-finals saw the South African lad ranked 27th in the world pull out heavy arsenal to oust Rebekah Coleman of Great Britain. "This was probably a match where I had to focus more due to me not playing the quarterfinals match", Dlamini outlined.
It was a testing match but he thwarted any threats with excellent use of tactics and mental tenacity, travelling coach Khotso Matshego stated.
The match ended 6-3 6-3 in favour of Dlamini, setting up an encounter with the Romanian player, Alexandru Craciun in the finals. Dlamini was unstoppable despite a partisan crowd in Bucharest.
It was a shortlived hype for hopeful locals with a match that ended in a 6-0 6-0 scoreline in favour of Dlamini.
Wheelchair Tennis South Africa and Airports Company South Africa Partnership:
The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is the official sponsor of Wheelchair Tennis South Africa and the sport of wheelchair tennis. Airports Company South Africa has contributed no less than R36-million to date and has committed to a continued investment in the sport as its flagship Corporate Social Investment programme.