The South African Fed cup team failed to win a match at the Europe/Africa Zone II group play in Siauliai, Lithuania that was played from 19 - 22 April 2017.

The South African team which was seeded fourth in the group lost all three round-robin matches 3-0 against Norway, Slovenia and Sweden.

The team then played fellow African’s Egypt in a relegation match. South Africa lost 2-0 with both Ilze Hatting and Chanel Simmonds losing their single rubbers.

Simmonds ranked 342 and Hatting at 639 in singles faced tough opposition that have higher rankings than the South Africans. Madrie Le Roux played in all the doubles matches with Simmonds and Hatting alternating as her partner.

South Africa along with Lithuania have been relegated to Europe/Africa Zone III for 2018. Both Slovenia and Sweden have been promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Group I for 2018.

RESULTS

19 April 2017

Norway beat South Africa 3-0
Singles
Malene Helgo(Nor) bt Ilze Hattingh (RSA) 6-1 6-1
Ulrikke Eikeri (Nor) bt Chanel Simmonds (RSA) 6-3 6-1

Doubles
Astrid Wanja Brune Olsen / Caroline Rohde-Moe (Nor) bt Madrie Le Roux / Chanel Simmonds (RSA) 7-6(1) 6-4

20 April 2017

Slovenia beat South Africa 3-0
Singles
Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) bt Ilze Hattingh (RSA) 6-1 6-3
Tamara Zidansek (Slo) bt Chanel Simmonds (RSA) 6-4 6-2

Doubles
Dalila Jakupovic / Andreja Klapac (Slo) bt Ilze Hattingh / Madrie Le Roux (RSA) 6-2 4-6 6-0

21 April 2017

Sweden beat South Africa 3-0
Singles
Cornelia Lister (Swe) bt Ilze Hattingh (RSA) 3-6 6-2 6-3
Johanna Larsson (Swe) bt Chanel Simmonds (RSA) 6-1 6-1

Doubles
Cornelia Lister / Johanna Larsson (Swe) bt Madrie Le Roux / Chanel Simmonds (RSA) 6-3 6-3

22 April 2017

Egypt beat South Africa 2-0
Mai El Kamash (Egy) bt Ilze Hattingh (RSA) 7-5 1-6 6-2
Sandra Samir (Egy) bt Chanel Simmonds (RSA) 6-3 7-6(5)