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Mugabe Defeats Peru's Ku Meza In ITF Pro event

Ugandas top player Duncan Mugabe has eased through to the main draw at the on-going 2018 ITF Uganda Pro Tennis Circuit.
David Oringa lost in the first round.
 

Uganda's top player Duncan Mugabe has eased through to the main draw at the on-going 2018 ITF Uganda Pro Tennis Circuit.

Mugabe who stopped England's Joe Cooper in the first round of the qualifiers on Monday had to dig deep to defeat Peru's Andre Ku Meza 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. He will now face the tournament's seed 3 Shalva Dzhanashiya in the first round game on Tuesday. 

“ I am happy that I won two tough games in the qualifiers and now I look forward to the battling in the main draw,” said a happy Mugabe.

Phil Dimon from USA was also in good form as he defeated India's Prashant Sawant 6-3, 6-0, while another Indian player Vasisht Cheruku struggled to eject Felix Hutt (Germany) 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Rwanda's Olivier Havugimana put up a good show but failed to qualify for the main draw as  he eventually lost 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (3) to Ansu Bhuyan from India.

In the main draw two other Indian players Jayesh Pungliya and Kunal Anand eased through. Pungliya defeated Uganda's second best player David Oringa 6-2, 6-3, while Anand stopped Kenya's top player Sheil Kotecha 7-5, 6-4.

The tournament's top seed Ivan Nedelko from Russia and ranked 261 by ITF defeated USA's Emmett Ward 6-2, 7-5.

The Circuit sanctioned by the ITF will have four Future events started on April 28th and runs till  May 28th.

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