Lock through to third round

HARARE - Zimbabwe top junior tennis player Courtney Lock won an easy battle to book a place in the third round of ITF South Central African Junior Circuit here yesterday.

Lock posted a convincing straight-sets win against his fellow countryman Brandon Levendale 6-2, 6-1 in the second round to progress to the third round stage.

Lock will now face Morocco’s Ahmed Amine Herress, who outclassed Zimbabwe’s Jason Chigaazira 6-0, 6-2 in the second round stage.

Yesterday’s match was Lock’s first match at the event after he was given a bye in the first.

Other Zimbabwe players who managed to progress to the third round in the boys category include Ngoni Makambwa, Tadiwa Chinamo, Mark Chigaazira, Lucca Picci and Alwyn Mushonga.

Makambwa progressed to the third round after beating  Omar Elkadi of Egypt 6-3, 6-2, Chinamo struggled to overcome  India’s Aditya Anant Gokhale 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6) to sail through to the third round.

Chigaazira and Picci beat Ross Price of Britain 6-4, 6-2 and Egypt’s Fouad Nabil 7-5,7-5 respectively while  Mushonga beat Egypt’s Sabry Mahomed 6-1, 6-2 to storm into the third round stage.

In the girls’ category, Zimbabwe’s top player Nicole Dzenga will join Keren Muswere in the third round after she was given a bye in the first round stage.

Muswere beat Tanyaradzwa Magunje 6-2, 6-1 to progress to the third round and will now face Australia’s Caroline Ilowska who beat Zimbabwe’s Rumbidzai Ugaro 6-1, 6-2.

Dzenga will clash against Emelie Luisa Schwarte who beat Zimbabwe’s Kundai Manyonga 6-2, 6-0.

“I don’t know the girl am playing tomorrow (today) but I have prepared for the game,” Dzenga told the Daily News yesterday.

“I want to be at my best and watching the first round from the terraces after given bye give me more confidence going into today’s math.”

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