Monday , January 17 2022

The Kenyans will advance: Randiek, Njogu sail to the third round after eliminating their respective opponents


The Kenyan duo of Ryan Randiek and Albert Njogu extended to the third round of the first stage of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in June of Africa after registering the gains in their second-round matches yesterday to Nairobi Club.

Randiek sailed, thanks to his win for 6-2 and 6-2 over Youssef Baccouche of France, while Njogu took Denzel Seetso from Botswana 6-1.6-1 to reserve places in the third round where he # 39 They join their countryman Derrick Ominde, who had qualified Tuesday afternoon. The Randiek, who tied with strength, showed the first signs of doing so in the third round, as he took a four-game lead after breaking his opponent's service twice and made a good use of the Its, to facilitate the pressure at its side.

However, he conceded the fifth game but modified the next game to stretch his lead to 5-1. The French pulled out another, but their efforts were put to the test as they lost the eighth party of Randiek and the opening set. Things were not different in the second set, as Randiek ordered the first steps and awarded two games that could not stop him moving towards the next round.

After the win, Randiek will meet Damien Laporte of Seychelles in the third round. Laporte won in similar sets of 6-0 on Arima Esmaeilpourfallan from Iran.

Randiek attributed the triumph to his ability to combine power and touch. He said: "It was not a difficult match as planned, but I managed to win after realizing his weakness in the first game of the first set. He had a good shot but I resisted playing the ball in The edges of the court and cutting once it was an opportunity. I am looking forward to renewing my rivalry with Laporte that has been training in Spain. It will be difficult, but I hope it will be victorious. "

In the same way, Njogu had an easy time on the track and raffled Seetso, who fought to achieve successful and strong results, therefore, left the race.

Njogu is willing to play Devin Badenharts from South Africa in the third round after the latter defeated Tunes Talavar from Iran in sets of 6-4.6-3 in his second round.

Ominde, who had a day off, will play Galfinger Rostislav from Kazakhstan, who won 6-2.6-0 in the second round against Natnael Ahmed of Ethiopia.

The rest of the young Kenyan of the Sneha Kotecha tournament will assume the Seke Onia of Belgium in the third round. Sneha has qualified on Tuesday after winning 6-0, 6-1 on Occeane Mallevre of France.

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