Garanganga's dream still on

HARARE - Zimbabwe top tennis player Takanyi Garanganga has kept alive his hopes of qualifying for this weekend’s St. Joseph's/Candler Savannah Challenger ATP Challenger Tour after sailing through to the last round of qualifying matches at Franklin Creek Tennis Center.

The Mbare-born tennis player struggled to overcome Facundo Mena of Argentina 7-6(6), 6-2 in the second round to progress to the last round of the tournament qualifiers which has a prize money of $50 000.

Garanganga, who received a first round bye of the qualifiers, will now face a tricky tie against Guillermo Duran of Argentina, who won his second round match after his opponent second seed Britain’s Alexander Ward retired in the first set while trailing 4-2.

Garanganga is ranked 396 on ATP World while Duran is on position 631.

The Zimbabwean will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways after a disappoint performance at Fayez Sarofim and Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

Garanganga bowed out of the first round of the tournament after suffering a 6-4, 6-2 at the hands of Denis Kudla of the United States.

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