Wildcard entrant, Nigeria’s Clifford Enosoregbe, monday showed his intention of making a great impact in the second leg (Futures 6) of the ongoing Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship as he upset number 7 seed, Benin Republic’s Alexis Klegou.
Enosoregbe beat Klegou in straight set of 6-4, 6-3 in the first round match decided at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
Some other Nigerians also made their way to the second round. Joseph Imeh Ubon beat Christopher Andrew Ito in another straight set of 6-4,6-4. Mohammed Mohammed defeated Ghanaian Tsatsu Segbedzie in 7-6,6-4 match. Sylvester Emmanuel also 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 luck, though he fought a good fight, he lost to Maciej Smola of Poland in 7-5,4-6,6-3 game. 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.
More first round matches will be played today.
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The Governor’s Cup Tennis, which began last week with Futures 5, will end on Saturday, October 22 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
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