CAPE TOWN – The South Africa Davis Cup team won their Europe/Africa II first-round tie against Bulgaria after Lloyd Harris' singles win at Kelvin Grove Club, Newlands, on Saturday.
Harris, the SA No 1, defeated his Bulgaria counterpart Dimitar Kuzmanov 6-3 7-6 (3) in Saturday's first reverse singles rubber and that gave South Africa an unassailable 3-1 lead, with one singles match remaining in the tie.
It was the second successive triumph for the hosts on Saturday after Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse won the doubles contest for a 2-1 overall lead. Klaasen and Roelofse defeated Alexander Donski and Alexandar Lazarov their 6-3 6-2.
South Africa, the second seeds in the Europe/Africa II group have a Davis Cup ranking of 44. Bulgaria is unseeded and 64 on the Davis Cup ladder.