Tennis duo impresses in Senegal


HARARE – Zimbabwe tennis ace Takanyi Garanganga put up another spirited performance at the just ended Senegal F2 Futures tournament.

The US-based Garanganga reached the semifinals of the tournament before he was eventually knocked out by Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Aldin Setkic 6-3, 6-2.

In the quarter-finals, Garanganga struggled to overcome Alexis Klegou 6-4 5-7 6-2 to progress to the last four.

Garanganga’s most impressive performance, however, came in the second round were he posted a convincing straight-sets win against Malaysia’s Mohd Assri Merzuki 6-4, 6-2.

The Zimbabwean’s impressive display comes just a week after he did well at the Senegal F1 Futures last week.

The Zimbabwe Davis Cup player reached the semi-finals and was knocked out by the winner of the tournament Croatia’s Pavic Ante 6-2 6-3.

In the quarter-finals, Garanganga beat South Africa’s Damon Gooch 7-5 6-3 to progress to the semi-final.

Garanganga’s posted a convincing straight-sets win against Morocco’s Younes Rachidi 6-3 6-2 in the second round of the tournament. He also partnered Chanakira to reach the quarter final stage in the doubles.

Garanganga and Chanakira bowed of the tournament in the quarter finals after going down to Benin’s Alexis Klegou and  Daouda Ndiaye 7-6(4) 6-1.

Another Zimbabwean representative at the tournament, Mark Fynn lived up to expectations in the doubles.

Fynn partnered with South Africa Damon Gooch to reach the finals where they lost to Switzerland’s Luca Margaroli and Czech Republic’s Libor Salaba 6-4, 6-4.

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