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GARANGANGA LOSES OUT NIGERIA FUTURES FINAL

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ZIMBABWE’S number one tennis player, Takanyi Garanganga’s brilliant run in Nigeria finally came to an end, after succumbing to a straight-sets defeat to Netherlands’ Antal van der Duim in the final of the $1 500 Governor’s Cup Tennis Championship in Lagos on Saturday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO According to reports from Nigeria, Garanganga, who was backed by a strong Nigerian crowd, ...

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GARANGANGA IN ITF FUTURES FINAL IN NIGERIA

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ZIMBABWE tennis ace, Takanyi Garanganga rallied from a set down to beat Aldin Setkic from Bosnia and Herzegovina and book a place in the final of the $15 000 Nigeria F4 Futures tournament at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Garanganga, who was seeded third in the tournament edged past the top seeded Setkic 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 ...

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GARANGANGA TARGETS GOOD FINISH

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ZIMBABWE’S highest-ranked tennis player, Takanyi Garanganga has endured a disappointing season on the professional circuit, but will be hoping to finish the year on a high when he takes part in back-to-back ITF Futures tournaments to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, starting next week. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO   Injuries have plagued Garanganga this year, with the 25-year-old US-based star now ...

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JUNIOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT HAILED

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TENNIS development coach Richmore Murape yesterday said he was impressed by the high turnout Cranrid Petroleum Junior Tennis Tournament held at Harare Sports Club and Old Hararians Sports Club over the weekend. BY SPORTS REPORTER   The two-day event, which is one of the biggest development tournaments on the local tennis calendar, attracted over 190 players, most of them from ...

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BHUNU CLINCHES MAIDEN FUTURES TITLE IN STELLENBOSCH

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ZIMBABWE’S Valeria Bhunu won her maiden title on the ITF Women’s Futures Circuit after clinching the singles title at the Digicall F2 Futures tournament with a 6-4, 6-0 upset victory over the sixth seeded Katharina Hering of Germany at the Maties Tennis Club in Stellenbosch, South Africa, early this week. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO   The ITF Women’s Futures Circuit is ...

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ZIMBABWE TENNIS TEAM IN EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP 11

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Zimbabwe remains in Europe/Africa Zone Group II for 2016 for a second successive year. Zimbabwe whitewashed Moldova 5-0 in Harare in July 2015 to earn Zone Group II safety. Takanyi Garanganga and Benjamin Lock only lost eight games combined in the opening singles rubbers, as Zimbabwe took control on day one. Mark Fynn and Courtney Lock won a hard-fought doubles ...

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