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Uganda off to a slow start in UGPRO World Tennis Tour

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 6th May 2019 06:51 PM

Sware Sebulime went down to Michael John from Curacao 6-0 6-1 in the second round to end his chances of reaching the main draws of Futures One.

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Sebulime in action. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Sware Sebulime went down to Michael John from Curacao 6-0 6-1 in the second round to end his chances of reaching the main draws of Futures One.

UGPRO World Tennis Tour

Results

Nkanku Mukeba  (DRC) bt Paul  Ssekandi (uganda)  7-5   4-6 (10-3)

Ibrahim Kibet (Kenya) bt David  Sheer  (Great Britain)  6-0 6-0

Kelvin Cheruiyot (🇰enya) bt  Dipanshu  Garg (India) 6-4  6-3

Sware  Sebulime (Uganda) bt Tarik Kubach (Germany) 6-4 6-1

Sergey Bolotov (🇷ussia) bt Christian Diamba (DRC) 6-1 6-1

Ismael Changawa (Kenya) bt Issa  Cuma (Burundi) 6-2 6-1 

Joao Marcos (Brazil) bt  Jordan Coutinho (South Africa)

Len Schouten(Netherlands)  bt DeMark Schulze (USA)  6-1 6-0

Michael John (Curacao)  bt Sware Sebulime (Uganda) 6-0,6-1

Uganda had slow start in the UGPRO World Tennis Tour that got underway Monday at Lugogo. 

Sware Sebulime who won the first round of the qualifiers after beating Tarik Kubach from Germany 6-4 6-1, went down to Michael John from Curacao 6-0 6-1 in the second round to end his chances of reaching the main draws of Futures One.

Despite being eliminated, Sebulime promised to bounce back strongly in Futures Two next week.

“I expect to put up good show in the second Futures that I will compete in. It has not been easy since I never knew how our opponents play but now I have idea and I have also managed to learn some tactics from them,” stated Sebulime who was competing in the Futures for the first time

The top four players (David Oringa, Simon Ayella, Frank Tayebwa,Edward Birungi) who qualified for the Davis Cup, will receive alternating Wild Cards to the main draw that starts on Tuesday while Paul Ssekandi, Frank Nyago, Sware Sebulime and Jonathan Mugisha who finished in 5-8 places during trials for Davis Cup will have Wild Cards to play the qualifying round of the same competition.

The three weeks event with $15,000 (sh56m) in cash prizes per Futures will run from May 6 to 25.

Over 50 World class players from different countries have confirmed their participation

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