Nigeria’s Clifford Enosoregbe has caused the first upset at the ongoing Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship, and has qualified for the quarter final after beating number eight seed, Smola Maciej 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-2, Naija Tennis Special can authoritatively report.
The former national champion who looked set to dominate the game from the beginning, kept keeping pace with his more fancied Polish opponent, and would have won the match in the second set but for the recovery of the European.
|Enosoregbe is through to the quarter final of the 2016 Governor’s Cup Tennis Championship|
Enosoregbe burst into life in the final set and raced to a 4-1 lead before the game was suspended at 5-2 due to the rainfall in the area.
The Nigerian star, who got a Wild Card to participate in the tournament is the only local star in the quarter final after compatriots, Henry Atseye and Christopher Edwards were beaten by Boy Westerhof (Netherlands) and Mahmoun Karim-Mohammed (Egypt) respectively.
While Atseye lost the game in two straight sets at 1-6, 4-6, Edwards had to retire at 1-6, 0-4 as he could not continue playing the tournament.
|Rain disrupts action at the tournament earlier in the day|
As at the time of filing this report, Nigeria’s last hopeful of entering the quarter final, Sylvester Emmanuel, was battling number seven seed, Klegou Alexis from Benin Republic.
The winner of the first ever Ikoyi tennis masters was playing out a 3-5 game in the first set after the tournament had been disrupted by rainfall.
More details later…