The top seeds sailed through to the second round of the singles competition at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Menâ??s International Futures Tennis tournament statellite circuit in Windhoek on Monday.
Namibiaâ??s Johan Theron and Charlton Diergaardt however had mixed fortunes, with Theron beating Alex Johnston of Britain 6-4, 6-4 while Charlton Diergaardt lost 6-0, 6-2 to Amadeus Eulford Jones of Slovakia.
The second seed, Clement Morel of France, proved too powerful for Slovakiaâ??s unseeded player Matus Horecny as he won 6-3, 6-2.
The seventh seeded Benjamin Janse van Rensburg from South Africa easily beat Jeswin Jolly of the United States 6-2, 6-2.
Unseeded Phillippe de Bonnevie of Britain beat Charles Robert Viale of the United States of America 6-0, 6-3.
Romaniaâ??s Christian Hodel despatched Justin Visser of South Africa 7-6(7), 7-5. Both players were unseeded.
Russiaâ??s Dmitry Sventitskiy beat Ross Connolly of England 6-0, 6-0 in another match featuring unseeded players.
Doubles top seeds through
The top seeded pair in the doubles also made their way to the second round. Mustafa Ghouse of India and Christian Hodel of Romania beat the Namibian pair of Charlton Diergaardt and Henco Serdyn 6-2, 6-2 while the third seeds, Bogdan-Victo Leone of Romania and Namibiaâ??s Jurgens Strydom beat Andrew Howe of Australia and Gregory Howe of England 6-2, 6-1.
Justin Visser of South Africa and Richard Ruckelshause of Austria beat Troy Gillham of Australia and Gregg le Sueur of South Africa 7-5, 3-6, 6-1, while Alexei Filenkov of Russia and Henrik Soderberg of Ghana beat Jeswin Jolly and Paul Warkentin of the United States 7-6, 6-1.
Tournament director Warren Frewer said the first round singles matches would continue at 10h00 on Tuesday.
â??The first round singles matches are still on. In the singles draw we have 32 entries in the main draw. There were qualifying matches over the weekend where eight players qualified for the main draw,â? he said.