Young tennis sensation Benjamin Lock attracted interest from United States universities and colleges after a doing well at the prestigious Orange Bowl tennis tournament in Florida, USA, from December 6-12.
The 64-year-old Orange Bowl tennis tournament is where many potential stars get their first exposure to player agents, reporters and college scholarship offers.
Seventeen-year-old Lock, who was making his debut at the tournament, managed to make the main draw of the singles tournament before reaching the latter stages of the doubles competition.
“My performances attracted some interest from a number of universities, like Florida State University and University of Louisville, but I’m in no hurry to make a decision as I still have one more year of high school and look forward to doing much better next year,” said Lock.
The reigning NetOne Zimbabwe Open champion, is doing his studies in South Africa at Pretoria Boys’ High.
According to reports from the US, in the singles’ competition Lock fell in the first round to Ukrainian Denys Mylokostov 6-1, 6-3 in straight sets.
Lock put up an improved performance in the doubles’ competition by reaching the quarter-finals, with US- based Cameroonian Calestin Nkoueleue.
The duo was stopped in the quarterfinals 6-2, 6-3 in straight sets to Bolivian Hugo Dellian and Roberto Quiroz of Ecuador.