CLIFFORD Enosoregbe lead three other Nigerians out on Tuesday (May 9) in vying for honours at the second Dayak Championship Nigeria F2 Futures in Abuja.
Enosoregbe, who finished the Tombim Open last weekend also in Abuja in the second round of the men's singles, will in the next few hours face Mateusz Smolicki of Poland at the centre court of the National Stadium, Abuja.
The remaining Nigerian players who qualified for the main draw of the men's singles are Thomas Otu and Christian Paul who will face each other for a second round ticket, while Spain-based Sylvester Emmanuel who completes the quartet faces American Aron Pierce also on Tuesday.
Otu was the other Nigerian player who got to the second round at the just-ended Tombim Open.
Top seed French-Nigerian born Calvin Hemery begins his campaign against Christopher Diaz-
Figueroa of Guatemala.
Hemery is no doubt among the star performers to watch in the Nigeria F2 Futures tournament
following his triumph at the USA F15 barely a week ago in Florida.
Winner of Tombim Open, Canadian Brayden Schnur (second seed) battles with Indian Anvit Bendre, as fifth seed, Sasi Kumar Mukund of India confronts Jose Azorin of Spain.
Meanwhile, Tunisian Moez Echargui on Monday created the only upset of day with a 6-3, 7-6
(2) win over sixth seed, Benjamin Lock of Zimbabwe.
Third seed Italian Alessandro Bega eased past Karim Hossam of Egypt 6-3, 6-0 while Spaniard Hugo Lago came from a set down to edge Felix Hounkpevi of Benin.
Serbian fourth seed, Pedja Krstin had to be at his best to beat Indian Haadin Bava 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 while Takanyi Garaganga of Zimbabwe, cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Pablo Schelcher Muro of Spain.
Canadian wins Tombim Abuja Open
Canadian Brayden Schnur last weekend won the third Tombim Abuja Open with a 7-6 (2), 6-4 win over Brazilian Fabiano De Paula.
Second-seed and world no 308, Schnur was put to a stern test in the semi-final by Zimbawean
Takanyi Garaganga as he fought back with a break on the tenth game in an encounter that
eventually went to tie break which he won 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (2).
But there was nothing of such against De Paula, the world no 699, as the North American rounded off the match with a 6-4 win getting the only break in the match in the first game of the second set after the 12 games in the opening set went with the serves.
Meanwhile, out of the seven home boys, only Clifford Enosoregbe and Thomas Otu made it to
the second round of the tournament rated as Nigeria F1 Futures.
Caption: Nigeria's Clifford Enosoregbe set for Dayak ITF Open clash with Smolicki