Nicolaas Scholtz (tennis)

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Nicolaas (Nikala) "Nik" Scholtz (born 5 February 1991) is a professional tennis player from Greyton, South Africa. Nicolaas qualified for the 2011 SA Tennis Open.

Nicolaas Scholtz
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceCaledon, South Africa
Born (1991-02-05) 5 February 1991 (age 31)
Caledon, South Africa
PlaysRight-handed (Double-handed backhand)
Prize money$92,596
Singles
Career record5–8
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 13 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 320 (8 August 2016)
Current rankingNo. 467 (24 September 2018)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open Junior1R (2009)
French Open Junior2R (2009)
Wimbledon Junior1R (2009)
US Open Junior1R (2009)
Doubles
Career record0–2
Career titles0
1 Challenger, 11 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 251 (17 July 2017)
Current rankingNo. 1184 (24 September 2018)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open Junior1R (2009)
French Open JuniorQF (2009)
Wimbledon Junior1R (2009)
US Open Junior1R (2009)
Last updated on: 6 July 2017.

Scholtz is the son of Calla Scholtz, a former rugby player who represented Western Province in South Africa's domestic competition, the Currie Cup, from 1982 to 1989 (a total of 116 matches).

In 2012, Nicolaas represented South Africa in their Davis Cup play-off against Canada for a spot in the much esteemed World Group. He faced world number fifteen, Milos Raonic, in his first and only match, losing 5–7, 4–6, 5–7. South Africa lost the tie 4–1. In total he played seven ties for South Africa, producing a 5–7 singles record.

After spending his childhood in Greyton, a small town in the Boland, Western Cape, Nicolaas' family moved to Caledon and he attended Paarl Boys High School. He completed his studies at the University of Mississippi in the United States in 2015, earning four All-American colours four times. He is currently playing on the ITF Futures tour.

Scholtz has represented South Africa at the Davis Cup where he has a W/L record of 5–8.

Scholtz is currently South Africa's third ranked tennis player behind Kevin Anderson and Lloyd Harris.

Tennis Career HighlightsEdit

JuniorsEdit

In March 2008, Scholtz won his first ITF junior singles title at the G2 in Gaborone, Botswana.

As a junior, Scholtz reached a Career High Combined ranking of 22 in the International Tennis Federation's world junior ranking.

As a junior, he compiled a singles win–loss record of 67–27.

Junior Grand Slam results – Singles:

  • Australian Open: 1R (2009)
  • French Open: 2R (2009)
  • Wimbledon: 1R (2009)
  • US Open: 1R (2009)

Junior Grand Slam results – Doubles:

  • Australian Open: 1R (2009)
  • French Open: QF (2009)
  • Wimbledon: 1R (2009)
  • US Open: 1R (2009)

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 20 (13 titles-7 runner-ups)Edit

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-0)
ITF Futures (13–7)
Titles by surface
Hard (13-7)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 16 December 2012 South Africa F2, Stellenbosch Hard   Simon Cauvard 6-3, 6-0
Runner-up 2. 23 June 2013 Turkey F24, Turkey Hard   Takanyi Garanganga 3-6, 5-7
Winner 3. 8 June 2014 South Africa F2, Stellenbosch Hard   Tucker Vorster 6-4, 6-3
Winner 4. 15 June 2014 South Africa F3, Stellenbosch Hard   Fritz Wolmarans 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 20 July 2014 Turkey F25, Turkey Hard   Aldin Šetkić 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 7 September 2014 Turkey F30, Turkey Hard   Tucker Vorster 3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Winner 7. 14 September 2014 Turkey F31, Turkey Hard   Rémi Boutillier 6–4, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 6 September 2015 Gabon F2, Libreville Hard   Javier Pulgar-Garcia 6–2, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 9. 4 October 2015 USA F28, Laguna Niguel Hard   Wil Spencer 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 10. 8 November 2015 South Africa F1, Stellenbosch Hard   Pascal Brunner 7-6, 7-5
Runner-up 11. 5 June 2016 Turkey F22, Antalya Hard   Marc Sieber 0-6, 1-6
Runner-up 12. 10 July 2016 Zimbabwe F3, Harare Hard   Tucker Vorster 6–3, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 13. 20 November 2016 South Africa F3, Stellenbosch Hard   Lloyd Harris 5-7, 4-6
Winner 14. 19 March 2017 Egypt F9, Sharm el-Sheikh Hard   Aldin Šetkić 7–6, 6–3
Winner 15. 14 May 2017 Mexico F3, Córdoba Hard   Iván Endara 6-4, 6–3
Winner 16. 18 June 2017 Zimbabwe F1, Harare Hard   Lucas Catarina 2–6, 6–3, 6–0
Winner 17. 2 July 2017 Zimbabwe F3, Harare Hard   Baptiste Crepatte 6–7, 6–3, 6–6
Winner 18. 26 November 2017 South Africa F1, Stellenbosch Hard   Leny Mitjana 6-4, 6-4
Winner 19. 10 December 2017 South Africa F3, Stellenbosch Hard   Leny Mitjana 3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 20. 15 April 2018 USA F10, Little Rock Hard   Karue Sell 5-7, 2-6

Doubles: 24 (12 titles- 12 runner-ups)Edit

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1-1)
ITF Futures (11–11)
Titles by surface
Hard (12-12)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 27 June 2011 Spain F22, Spain Hard   Ruan Roelofse   Juan Jose Leal-Gomez
  Borja Rodriguez Manzano
3–6, 6–3, 10–12
Winner 2. 4 July 2011 Spain F23, Spain Hard   Ruan Roelofse   Francesco Borgo
  Claudio Grassi
7-5, 6-3
Winner 3. 3 June 2013 Turkey F22, Turkey Hard   Tucker Vorster   Anil Yuksel
  Abdullah Yilmaz
6-0, 6-4
Winner 4. 17 June 2013 Turkey F24, Turkey Hard   Tucker Vorster   Anton Manegin
  Alexandre Krasnoroutskiy
7-6(7−1), 6-4
Winner 5. 2 June 2014 South Africa F2, South Africa Hard   Tucker Vorster   Mark Fynn
  Damon Gooch
6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 6. 9 June 2014 South Africa F3, South Africa Hard   Tucker Vorster   Ruan Roelofse
  Dean O'Brien
6-7(6−8), 4-6
Runner-up 7. 7 July 2014 Turkey F24, Turkey Hard   Tucker Vorster   Scott Puodziunas
  Darren K. Polkinghorne
6-7(7−9), 6-7(5−7)
Winner 8. 14 July 2014 Turkey F25, Turkey Hard   Tucker Vorster   Damian Farinola
  Petr Michnev
6-2, 6-4
Winner 9. 25 August 2014 Turkey F29, Turkey Hard   Tucker Vorster   Tuna Altuna
  Efe Yurtacan
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 10. 1 June 2015 Mozambique F1, Maputo Hard   Evan Song   Duncan Mugabe
  Hassan Ndayishimiye
3-6, 4-6
Winner 11. 21 June 2015 Zimbabwe F1, Harare Hard   Lloyd Harris   Evan King
  Anderson Reed
7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 12. 28 June 2015 Zimbabwe F2, Harare Hard   Tucker Vorster   Romain Bauvy
  Ronan Joncour
6-4, 6-7(5−7), 5-10
Winner 13. 6 September 2015 Gabon F2, Libreville Hard   Tucker Vorster   Javier Pulgar-Garcia
  Cameron Silverman
7-6(7-2), 6-1
Runner-up 14. 3 July 2016 Zimbabwe F2, Harare Hard   Tucker Vorster   Hugo Nys
  Vishnu Vardhan
4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 15. 31 July 2016 Lexington Challenger, USA Hard   Tucker Vorster   Luke Saville
  Jordan Thompson
2-6, 5-7
Winner 16. 14 August 2016 Aptos Challenger, USA Hard   Tucker Vorster   Mackenzie McDonald
  Ben McLachlan
6–7(5−7), 6–3, 10–8
Runner-up 17. 6 November 2016 South Africa F1, Stellenbosch Hard   Chris Haggard   Alessandro Bega
  Luca Margaroli
5-7, 2-6
Winner 18. 12 February 2017 Egypt F4, Sharm el-Sheikh Hard   Jonas Luetjen   Markus Eriksson
  Milos Sekulic
6–2, 2–6, 11–9
Runner-up 19. 19 February 2017 Egypt F5, Sharm el-Sheikh Hard   Jonas Luetjen   Nathan Eshmade
  Sem Verbeek
6–3, 3–6, 3–10
Runner-up 20. 19 March 2017 Egypt F9, Sharm el-Sheikh Hard   Lloyd Harris   Denys Molchanov
  Artem Smirnov
(W/O)
Winner 21. 7 May 2017 Mexico F2, Villahermosa Hard (i)   Kevin King   Farris Fathi Gosea
  Nathaniel Lammons
7-6(7−4), 7-6(7−4)
Runner-up 22. 21 May 2017 Mexico F4, Pachuca Hard   Ruben Gonzales   Manuel Sánchez
  Federico Zeballos
6–7(3−7), 2–6
Runner-up 23. 18 June 2017 Zimbabwe F1, Harare Hard   Mark Fynn   Benjamin Lock
  Nathaniel Lammons
2-6, 3-6
Winner 24. 25 June 2017 Zimbabwe F2, Harare Hard   Mark Fynn   Benjamin Lock
  Nathaniel Lammons
3–6, 6–1, 10–7

ReferencesEdit

  • "Nikala Scholtz". ATP World Tour Inc. Archived from the original on 4 February 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  • http://www.supersport.com

External linksEdit