Nicolaas Scholtz (tennis)

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Nicolaas Scholtz
Country (sports)  South Africa
Residence Caledon, South Africa
Born (1991-02-05) 5 February 1991 (age 26)
Caledon, South Africa
Plays Right-handed (Double-handed backhand)
Prize money $58,754
Career record 2–4
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 320 (8 August 2016)
Current ranking No. 510 (14 November 2016)
Career record 0–2
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 307 (22 August 2016)
Current ranking No. 343 (14 November 2016)
Last updated on: 14 November 2016.

Nicolaas (Nikala) "Nik" Scholtz (born 2 May 1991) is a professional tennis player from Greyton, South Africa. Nicolaas qualified for the 2011 SA Tennis Open.

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).

Nicolaas recently 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. Considering his own ranking (which is outside of the top 500) and that of Raonic (15th), he more than held his own, though ultimately losing 5-7, 4-6, 5-7. South Africa lost the tie 3-1.

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 is currently studying at the University of Mississippi in the United States.


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