Mixed fortunes for Lock brothers

HARARE - Local tennis players Benjamin and Courtney Lock experienced mixed fortunes during yesterday’s second round of the ongoing Zimbabwe F1 Futures Tournament.

Benjamin struggled to overcome Portugal’s Vasco Mensurado 7-6(2), 6-2 in the second round to storm into the last eight of the $10 000 event.

In the first round, the Florida State University student conceded the first set 2-6 against Samuel Bothwell before showing his class by winning the next two 6-3, 6-2 in the first round to proceed to the second round.

“The competition was very tough. Mensurado played very well it was not like a stroll in the park,” Benjamin told the Daily News.

“I just take each match as it comes. I just want to keep on getting better, improving on my performance and playing my normal game.”

The 22-year-old, who recently clinched the Mozambique F1 Futures at Clube de Tenis de in Maputo is hoping to add another trophy to his cabinet.

“I am hoping to have a good game tomorrow just as my recent fine form. I’m not doing anything different and I think it’s just because of my confidence. I would like to think every tournament I play I have a chance to win," he said.

While Benjamin is now preparing for a last eight clash against France’s Romain Bauvy, his young brother, Courtney could not get past the second round.

The 18-year-old bowed out of the tournament after he suffered a  6-1, 6-0 defeat at the hands of Lloyd Harris from South Africa yesterday.

A lot was expected from Courtney, who had put up an impressive performance in the first round to beat the tournament’s second highest-ranked player Arthur Surreaux 6-1, 6-4.

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