*Eyes a re[eat of 2015/2016 Singles title
By Adeyemi Robinson-Adefioye, Lagos
Former champion, Conny Perrin is on course to winning another title in Lagos, Nigeria as she has qualified for the quarter-finals of the first leg (Futures 4) of the 17th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship holding at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
Perrin, a Swiss, who won the Governor’s Cup singles titles in 2015 and 2016, as well as doubles titles in the 2012 edition, defeated American Alexandra Riley in straight set of 6-0,6-2 in the second round of the women’s singles decided on Wednesday. Perrin, a right handed player, who started playing tennis at the age of 6 will face Tan Harmony from France who defeated Njuki Brenda of Sweden in another straight set of 7-5,6-0.
In other women’s singles results, Melanie Klaffner of Austria defested Valeriya Strakhova of Ukraine in 6-2,6-7,6-4 match. Ayla Aksu from Turkey also advanced at the expense of Chiraz Bechri of Tunisia 6-3,6-4.
In men’s singles results, Johan Sebastien Tatlot of France beat Tom Jomby in 6-3,6-0 6-4 game. The only Nigerian standing, Christian Paul could not go past the second round as he was stopped by Indian Aryan Goveas in straight set of 6-0,6-0. Turkish Ilkel Cem beat Thomas Setodji of France 6-3,3-6,7-5 in an enthralling match.
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