*No Nigerian in the run again
By Adeyemi Robinson-Adefioye, Lagos
Joseph Imeh Ubon, the only Nigerian in the main draws of the second leg (Futures 5) of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis championship, could not make it to the quarter finals as he was stopped by number 4 seed, Ilkel Cem of Turkey in the second round game played Wednesday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.
Imeh could not march the superior power of the well travelled and experienced Turkish as he lost in straight set of 0-6, 3-6.
Egyptian Sabry Sherif also failed to make it to the quarter finals as he bowed to number 8 seed, Mitjana Leny of France in 4-6, 1-6 game. Tatlot Johan Sébastien France beat compatriot Setodji Thomas 6-4, 6-1.
Number 2 seed, Egyptian Maamoun Karim-Moha defeated Meda Joel from Cote d’ivoire 6-2, 6-7, while Krstin Pedja, number 3 seed Serbia beat Sood Chandril of India 6-1, 6-2 all in the men’s singles.
In the women’s singles, former champion, who is number 5 seed in the tournament this year, Majeric Tadeja of Slovakia beat Bhunu Valeria from Zimbabwe 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, while number 2 seed, Turkish Aksu Ayla (2) defeated Bechri Chiraz from Tunisia 6-0, 6-3.