Five Nigerian tennis players made a fairly bright start in the second leg (Futures 6) of the ongoing Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship on Monday.
Leading the pack of players from the home front that made it into the Second Round was Clifford Enosoregbe.
Enosoregbe caused an upset, beating number 7 seed, Benin Republic’s Alexis Klegou in straight sets of 6-4,6-3 in the first round match decided on Monday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
Some other Nigerians who also made their way to the second round include Joseph Imeh Ubon who beat Christopher Andrew Ito in another straight set of 6-4,6-4.
Mohammed Mohammed defeated Ghanaian Tsatsu Segbedzie 7-6,6-4.
On his part, Sylvester Emmanuel got the best out of Ugandan Duncan Mugabe in 7-5,4-6,6-3 game. Thomas Otu beat compatriot Albert Bisong Bikom 6-1,6-4.
However, Moses Michael was not so lucky, though he fought a good fight, he lost to Maciej Smola of Poland 7-5,4-6,6-3 .
Christopher Bulus also lost to Sasi Kumar Mukund of India 6-0,6-2.
Ikechukwu Iloputa lost his game against Moez Echargui of Tunisia 6-2,6-2, all in the Men’s Singles.
In the women’s singles, top seed Valetini Grammatikopoulou from Greece beat Swede Brenda Njuki 6-4,7-6,Harmony Tan of France defeated Ange Oby Kajuru from Japan 6-1,6-1.
Bulgarian Julia Terziyska defeated French Estelle Casino 6-2,7-5. Valeriya Strakhova of Ukraine beat Nigerian Angel MaCleod 6-0,6-0.
While more First Round games will be decided on Tuesday, fans coming to watch exciting action at the ongoing Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship have been promised various gift items.
The Governor’s Cup Tennis, which began last week with Futures 5, will end on October 22 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
According to the Tournament Director, Wale Oladunjoye, each fan at the venue is entitled to a raffle ticket.
Draws will be held at the end of which winners will have the opportunity of winning various gifts courtesy of X-pression Hair.