Lock wins Mozambique Futures tourney

HARARE - Zimbabwe tennis player tennis player Benjamin Lock put up an impressive performance to win the just ended Mozambique F1 Futures at Clube de Tenis de in Maputo.

Lock recorded the sensational win after outclassing United States’s William Bushamuka 6-4, 6-4 to win the prestigious title.

Lock had stormed into the finals after dismissing Matias Franco Descotte of Argentina 6-4, 6-3 in the semi-finals.

On his way to the semi-finals the Zimbabwean beat Matias Castro of Argentina (6-3 6-2), Britain’s Curtis Clarke (4-6 6-1 7-5) Ferreira Silva of Portugal (6-2 7-5) in the first, second round and quarter-finals respectively.

“Lock’s win its good news for our country and I think it work as a confidence booster ahead of our Davis Cup Euro-Africa Zone Group II play-offs match against Moldova in July,” Regis Bhunu Tennis Zimbabwe president told the Daily News yesterday.

The win comes a month after Lock also starred in a 6-1 loss to University Virginia while playing for his school Florida State University at Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee.

Lock who is number 98 in United States of America beat number 20 Mitchell Frank, 6-3, 6-4 to register the only win for FUS.

The win was the highest singles win for a Seminole since Vahid Mirzadeh beat number four Alexandre Lacroix in 2011.

Lock was a member of Zimbabwe’s Davis Cup team which suffered a 4-1 humiliating defeat Bosnia and Herzegovina early last month, with Lock registering the only win for Zimbabwe after his opponent Nerman Fatic retired in the second set.

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