Zimbabwe’s tennis ace Benjamin Lock is through to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures tournament second leg after a 6-4, 6-3 win over South Africa’s Tucker Voster.
Benjamin continued to carry the glimmer of hope for Zimbabwe at the on-going ITF Futures tournament at Harare Sports Club.
According to the national broadcaster (ZBC),despite facing a stern test against Voster, Benjamin was able to carry the form that saw him winning the first leg on Tuesday.
Benjamin and Voster were consistent with their service games as they both held serve up until the 10th game when the former broke his opponent in a decisive game which saw him take the first set 6-4 in 54 minutes.
Benjamin carried the positive momentum into the second set which he won 6-3 to claim a 6-4, 6-3 straight sets win.
Fortunes were not as favourable for Benjamin’s younger brother, Courtney who crashed to a 6-2, 6-3 defeat at the hands of Italy’s Andrea Vavassori.
Another Zimbabwean to fall by the way side was Mehluli Sibanda who failed to go beyond the first round after succumbing to a 7-5, 6-3 loss in his encounter against Argentina’s Mattias Descotte.