"My wish is to improve my personal best, but this will be my first event of the season, so I don't know what awaits me ahead but I'm promising impressive results," said Sawe, who holds Kenya's national record of 2.25m.
Veteran striker Roberto Soldado put Granada ahead after just four minutes with a left-foot volley from Yangel Herrera's cross and the Spanish side's nerves were well and truly calmed six minutes later, when Kenedy doubled their lead.
While the club's officials avoid a clear statement regarding the season outcome, it seems Borussia's youngsters have developed new ambitions.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Second seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic also met little trouble in her 6-4, 6-3 win over Russia's Anna Blinkova.
The other match in Group A between Al-Wahda of the United Arab Emirates and Iran's Esteghlal FC was abandoned.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
An unpleasant battle of words between the Austrian internationals management and family and Bayern is causing an uncomfortable atmosphere.
The visitors doubled their lead shortly after the start of the second half, when the impressive Gabriel rose highest to head home Willian's corner.
The 10th seed, the oldest in the Rome Masters draw at 35, lost 6-0, 7-6 (2) to Musetti who is ranked 249th in the world.
Despite several setbacks over the past few months, the 25-year-old is optimistic about turning things around wearing the shirt of Schalke 04, when facing 2020 treble-winning Bayern Munich in the 2020/2021 Bundesliga season opener this Friday evening.