Garanganga hits bad patch

HARARE - Zimbabwe tennis ace Takanyi Garanganga failed to make an impression after dropping out in the early stages of two different competitions in the United States last week.

Garanganga was knocked out of the Chitre Challenge in the first round going down to Brazil's Henrique Cunha 6-4, 6-3.

The US-based tennis player also failed to impress at the Dallas TX Challenge on Sunday after he crushed out of the tournament in the second round.

The Zimbabwean outclassed American Vahid Mirzadeh 6-1, 6-4 in the first round but his run was cut short by Devin Mccarthy also from the US, who emerged with a 7-6 (5) 6-4 win.

Early last month, Garanganga had a fruitful season opener when he performed well at the Royal Lahaina Challenger.

The Mbare-born tennis player reached the quarter-finals before a 3-6 6-3 6-4 defeat to Tsung-Hua Yang from the Chinese Taipei ended his fairy-tale run in the quarter-finals of the USTA Pro Circuit event hosted in the state of Hawaii.

Garanganga had earlier dismissed America's Daniel Kosakowski in a titanic tussle that ended in 2-6 6-4 7-6 (5) victory before upsetting Canada's Frank Dancevic 7-5 6-3 in the second round.

Yang then went on to defeat fourth seed, Jack Sock and Jamere Jenkins from the United States of America en route to the quarter finals.

Comments (1)

if yang beat garanganga in the quarter how di he beat sock and jenking enroute to the quarter finals. do you guys have editors.

Mafirakureva - 7 February 2014

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.