Following the conclusion of Wednesday's action, the women's field for third-round action has been revealed, and the men are halfway through second-round play. That just goes to show how early some of the world's top players are being ousted from this prestigious event.
Before Day 4 commences from Flushing Meadows at the Accra Sports Stadium Te5nnis Court, let's take a look back at all of Wednesday’s results, some notable matches.
Wisdom Na-Adjrago defeats Bernard Dugabh 3-6,7-5,6-1
Francis Akpese defeats Frankline Effah 6-2,6-4
Raymond Hayford defeats Joanthan Quaye 6-4, 2-1( R)
Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo defeats Charles Asomani 6-3,6-1
Benjamin Fumi defeats Charles Abugbila 6-4,6-2
Jeff Bagerbaseh defeats Benjamin Ababio 6-1,6-2
George Darko defeats Eric Tetteh Nartey 6-1,6-1
Bernard Armah Defeats Daniel Anum Quartey
Kate Coleman defeats Mariam Blepo 6-0,6-1
Annett Cruickshank defeats Abena Oti Akenteng 6-1,6-1
Faustina Tagoe defeats Gifty Tormegah 6-4,5-7,6-0
Francisca Nyarko defeats Naa Mckorley 6-0,6-0
Jeff Bagerbaseh defeating the Benjamin Ababio a ranked player may not seem like that great of a feat, but there's plenty to take away from this match.
Heading into the tournament, one of the biggest storylines was George Darko's chances to win the title—much of that due to Bagerbaseh’s loss to Darko at the 2nd National Ranking final However, after a brilliant showing on Wednesday’s, the defending Champion truly established himself also the favorite to win the 2015 McDan Open.
This high level of confidence is extremely important for Jeff Bagerbaseh going forward. He'll have a very difficult test in quarter finals against Francis Akpese. Akpese who defeated Frankline Effah on Wednesday.
The tournament is far from over, but Bagerbaseh has begun about as well as he could have hoped.
(3) Kate Coleman def. Mariam Blepo; 6-0, 6-1
On a day in which No. 1 Francisca Nyarko won while only giving up one game to her opponent, many were wondering who would emerge as a viable challenger. After a glowing first-round performance, No. 3 Kate Coleman figured to be one candidate for such a role.
Meanwhile, top-seeded George Darko is scheduled to compatriot Bernard Armah in the quarter finals round.
Darko , who is looking to win his first McDan Open tiltle, proved why he is favored to win this year with a masterful 6-1, 6-1 win against Eric Tetteh Nartey on Wednesday evening.
The men’s match Darko and Armah will be the first match of the first session that is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Court, which will be followed by the Wisdom Na- Adjrago- Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo match, followed by Raymond Hayford vs Benjamin Fumi
Defending Champion Jeff bagerbaseh- Francis Apkese showdown will be the first match of the late afternoon session at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Court that is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
The only Women’s singles game coming up today will be Former No.1 Kate Coleman, who is considered as favorite to win this year's McDan Open title, will go up against Faustina Tagoe.
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