Ghana’s Japheth Bagerbaseh paired with Daniel Quartey ti eliminate Nigerian duo Christian Paul and Joseph Imeh Uboh 6-2,3-6,10-6 in the doubles event.
The result gave them progression to the second round of the McDan International Tennis Federation (ITF) World tour ongoing at the tennis court of the Accra Sports Stadium.
Bagerbaseh and Quartey picked a slot with the win and will battle it out against Portugal’s Andre Gaspar Murta and Ukraine’s Oleg Knotkov in the next round.
The duo proved too much for their Nigerian counterparts with a spectacular performance which received jubilation from the fans.
In other doubles category, Benjamin Palm and Benjamin Fumi brushed aside competition from United States duo William Bushamuka Bajwa and Luke Jacob Gamble 7-6(7),3-6,11-9.
Ghanaians Johnson Acquah and Bernard Ashitey Armaah proved their superiority over Jurence Zosimo Mendoza from the Philippines and Kevin Zannou from Benin.
Winning 6-4,6-4. Acquah and Ashitey will now face Tournament doubles No.1 seed Zimbabwe’s Benjamin Lock and his brother Courtney John Lock in the next round.
In other singles games, Zimbabwe’s Mehluli Don Ayanda Sibanda seeded No.4 defeated Japan’s Kent Tagashira 6-2,6-1.
Andre Gaspar Murta from Portugal also booked his ticket to the second round after overcoming Italian Francesco Bessire 6-4,6-3.
Darryl Hale from Great Britain and Sweden’s Niklas Johansson beat Great Britains duo Cheraag Bajwa and Nichols Nugent 6-7(6),6-2,10-5