Network unreachable

I’ve read other posts “like” mine, but not exactly and I’m tired of beating my head against a wall.
I think it goes without saying, but I’m new to this so please go easy on me.

I’m running off of a VM with Kali. I’m trying to play through the Starting Point tuts.
I’ve downloaded the .ovpn files (tried both UDP and TCP) and I get a connection (all green). I start up the target machine and it shows as “online”. The problem is when I try to ping it, it says “Destination Host Unreachable”. I can ping anything else and get hits.
The only thing I see different is when I do the “sudo openvpn file.ovpn” there is text after that says:
sitnl_send: rtnl: generic error (-101): Network is unreachable
After that it goes through some more logs and then spits out “Initialization Sequence Complete”.

Any help would be very much appreciated and thanks in advance.