LAGOS GOV’S CUP TENNIS
Nigerian players face tough oppositions in their second round matches as they aimed for the top prize of the second leg (Futures 6) of the ongoing Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.
Clifford Enosoregbe will battle Tunisian Moez Echargui in one of the matches at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan today. Sylvester Emmanuel will have his hands full in his match against the tournament number one seed in the men’s singles, Enrique Lopez-Perez from Spain.
Thomas Otu will play against number 8 seed, Polish Maciej Smola, while Joseph Imeh Ubon will face Boy Westerhof from the The Netherlands, who is the tournament number 6 seed.
Mohammed Mohammed will slug it out against Sasi Kumar Mukund of India.
In other fixtures of the men’s singles in the second round, Gianni Mina of France will battle Fokina Davidovich from Spain.
In the women’s singles, top seed, Greek Valetini Grammatikopoulou will play against Fanny Ostlund from Sweden, runner up in the first leg final, Conny Perrin faces Alexandra Riley, Rosalie Van Der Hoek of The Netherlands will battle Andrianjaftrimo Tessah from France. Lyra Shroff of India will fight against Ukraine’s Valeriya Strakhova, while Harmony Tan of France will battle Fatma Al-Nabhani from Omar. Slovakia’s Tadeja Majeric will face Akilah James of Grenada
Meanwhile, the concluding first round matches decided on Tuesday saw Nigerian players failing to meet up to expectations. Henry Atseye lost to Calvin Hemery in straight set of 0-6,3-6,Edward Christopher Anefu was beaten 2-6,4-6 by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain,while Christian Paul lost 2-6,4-6 to Gianni Mina of France.