It was an end of the road for Ghanaian stars Benjamin Fumi, Benjamin Palm, Johnson Acquah, Bernard Ashitey and Andrews Adu Appiah at the ongoing McDan ITF World Tour as they exited the competition.
The five made early exits in the men’s singles first round of the McDan ITF World Tour main draw with Benjamin Fumi losing 6-2,6-2 to Nigeria’s Joseph Imeh Uboh. Johnson Acquah also lost 6-2,6-4 to Netherland’s Len Schouten.
Benjamin Palm lost 6-1, 6-2 to tournament no. 3 seed Eric Vanshelboim from Ukraine while unseeded Daniel Anum Quartey was defeated 6-0, 6-1 to top seed Benjamin Lock from Zimbabwe.
Andrews Adu Appiah could not withstand Jurence Zosimo Mendoza losing 6-1, 6-1 to the Filipino with Bernard Ashitey earning his first ITF/ATP points as he lost 6-3,6-1 to US based Luke Jacob Gamble.
In the other men’s singles, Italian Andre Bassire defeated Great Britain's Darryl Hale 6-3,6-1, Curaçao’s Michael John Every advanced to the second round after overcoming Russia's Alexey Dublin 6-3,6-2 and Namibia’s Tukhula Jacobs eased through with a 6-4,6-7(3),7-6(6) victory over Zimbabwe’s Courtney John Lock.
Tournament No.2 seed, Ryan James Storrie from Great Britain also booked his place in the second round ousting Abdulaziz Bationo From Ivory Coast 6-1,6-2.