Tennis: More Woes For Nigerians In 2nd Leg


All Nigerian players in the second round of Futures 2 of the 2012 Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship failed to progress to the quarter final of the ITF pro circuit as they were bundled out by their more experience foreign players.

Japanese Kento Takeuchi, who is the tournament number three seed, was too much for Nigeria’s number one male player, Shehu Lawal, who was sent packing in the FCMB/Etisalat Nigeria sponsored tournament in straight sets of 6-1, 6-1. Number two seed, South African Ruan Roelofse beat Clifford Enosoregbe 6-1, 6-1, while Sanni
Adamu was a big problem for Sherif Sabry of Egypt in their game but the Nigerian eventually lost the grudge tie 1-6, 6-3, 2-6.

Top seed in the Women’s Singles, Nina Bratchikova, who is ranked number 93 in the world, defeated Fatimah Abinu in straight sets of 6-1, 6-0. Blessing Anuna could not contain the fire power of South African Chanel Simmonds in 0-6, 1-6 game.

It was however smooth ride to the quarter final for Number one seed in the Men’s Singles, Kamil Capkovic of Russia, who defeated gyptian Karim Hossam in straight sets of 6-1, 7-5. He will play Lopex Perez of Spain in one of Thursday’s quarter final matches.

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Egypt’s Karim Mohammed Maamoun beat Zimbabwe’s Mark Fynn in another straight sets of 7-6, 6-1.

In the Women’s Singles, Madagascar teenager, Zarah Razafimahatratra lost to Chinese Jia-Jing Lu 3-6, 1-6. Swiss Conny Perrin defeated Slovak Anja Prislan in 6-2, 6-2 game, Tadeja Majeric of Slovakia beat Alexandra Romanova of Russia 6-1, 6-1 to set up a quarter final match against Chinese Lu

Lagos Lawn Tennis Club Applauds Standard Of 2012 Governor’s Cup
Lagos Lawn Tennis Club Applauds Standard Of 2012 Governor’s Cup
The management of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, LLTC, has applauded the standard of the ongoing 2012 Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Club.
President of the club, Barrister Sam Egbuchunam said that all members of the LLTC are glad to be part of the success story of the ITF pro circuit sponsored by FCMB Plc and Etisalat Nigeria this year, adding that the club ensures that it put in place world class facilities for the Local Organising Committee, LOC to run a smooth championship.
“Part of what we did in the beginning was to ensure that we had a Grand Slam arena ready for this year’s Governor’s Cup and I’m glad that even the foreign players and their parents testified to what they seen this year of the facilities at the club,” said Barrister Egbuchunam.
“The success of the Governor’s Cup this year is a glory to us, the hosts. All members of the club are happy to be part of history that took place this year and we are all looking forward to the final ceremony on Saturday with high expectations.
“I believe that the foreign players we spread the good news of the Governor’s Cup that Lagos is a friendly city with good people. This I know we pull more players to the 13th edition of the Governor’s Cup next year,” he said.
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