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Governor’s Cup quarter finalists emerge

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Former champion, Conny Perrin of Switzerland 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 which is ongoing at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.

The Swiss player, who won the Governor’s Cup singles title in 2015 and 2016, as well as doubles title in the 2012 edition, defeated American Alexandra Riley in straight sets of 6-0,6-2 in the second round of the women’s singles decided on Wednesday.

The right handed player who started playing tennis at the age of Six will face Tan Harmony from France who defeated Njuki Brenda of Sweden in another straight sets of 7-5,6-0.

In other women’s singles matches, Melanie Klaffner of Austria beat Valeriya Strakhova of Ukraine in 6-2,6-7,6-4 while. Ayla Aksu from Turkey beat Chiraz Bechri of Tunisia 6-3,6-4.

In men’s singles matches, 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 sets of 6-0,6-0. Turkish Ilkel Cem beat Thomas Setodji of France 6-3,3-6,7-5.

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