Zimbabwe does it

The wait is over. After six years in the doldrums, Zimbabwe has been promoted into the Euro-Africa Zone Group 11 after a successful one week campaign in Cairo, Egypt, that ended Saturday.

Martin Dzuwa
Martin Dzuwa

Zimbabwe on Saturday overcame Namibia 2-0 in the semi finals of the Euro-Africa Zone Group 111 to secure one of the two tickets to the Euro-Africa Zone Group 11 next year.

More convincing was the Zimbabweans that both top seed Takanyi Garanganga and Benjamin Lock won their matches in straight sets with Garanganga dismissing Tuki Jacobs 6-2, 6-2 but more clinical was Lock who humiliated Jacobus Serdym 6-0, 6-1.

There was no need for the doubles as the Zimbabweans had taken an unassailable lead from the singles.

It was a memorable week for the Zimbabweans who on their way to the finals hammered Congo 3-0 and Nigeria by the same scoreline on their way to the penultimate stage. They also got the better of Madagascar 2-1.

Zimbabwe are hoping to revive the good old days in which the country was Africa’s flag bearer in Davis Cup tennis after reaching the quarter finals of the elite World Group in 1998.

Coincidentally, current captain Martin Dzuwa was part of that team although he did not play with that honour belonging to Byron and Wayne Black. The other members of the current team are Tinotenda Chanakira and Mark Fyn.

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