Zim tennis players tumble

HARARE - Three local junior tennis players bowed out in the first round of the ongoing Zimbabwe F1 Futures tournament which started here yesterday.

Mbonisi Ndimande, Brandon Levendale and Muzingaye Sibanda are the three locals, who all bowed out of the first round.

Ndimande went down to Uganda’s Duncan Mugabe 6-2, 6-3 while Levenndale suffered a 6-1, 6-2 defeat at the hands of Evan Song from the United States.

Sibanda went down to France’s Romain Bauvy 6-3, 6-0.

Zimbabwe will today pin their hopes on Benjamin Lock, who recently clinched Mozambique F1 Futures at Clube de Tenis de in Maputo.

Lock get his tournament going with a first round clash against Samuel Bothwell from Ireland.  

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

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.

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