Monday, August 15, 2011

15 Aug 2011 New Stars Born At The Sadili EA Junior Open

Sebastian Width (NOR)
Kenyan tennis is due to grow in leaps and bounds, judging from the results of the Boys Under 14s category, in the just concluded East Africa Junior Open which was dominated by Sadili's Kibera Tennis program. Wycliffe Okenye met Ronex Otieno in the finals after beating Moses Ateka 6/3 6/1 and Sylvester Juma 6/1 6/3, respectively in the semi-finals. Ronex won the final match 6/4, 6/0. In the boys U12s, Ricky Omondi of Victoria Tennis beat Billy Douglas (UK) 6/3 to set up a quick final against his team mate John Onyango, winning 6/2. Onyango played and won against Sebastien Width (Nor) 6/2 to reach the finals. The boys 12s doubles saw Billy Douglas/Ricky Omondi win against David Mukhwana/John Onyango 6/2.
The tournament which is sponsored by Carnivore, Sarova Hotels and Professional Tennis Registry amongst others, at Sadili Oval Sports Academy in Langata, saw Boys U16 dominated once again by Burundi players, with Ishaka Abdul grabbing a difficult win against Hashim Nintunga 4/6 7/5 10/4, but the most exciting result in this category was the upset of seed Zuberi Moussa, who lost to Kenya's own 14 year old Amon Muinde 0/6, 0/6. Amon, who later lost to finalist Hashim Nintunga 1/6 0/6 in the semi-finals, says that he is pleased with his performance, and expects to perform well next year. Martin Wambua of Mombasa Sports Club took 3rd place. It was a Kenya vs. Burundi boys U16 doubles final, with Martin Wambua/Frank Kinyanjui losing to Hashim Nintunga/Abdul Ishaka 2/6 4/6
The girls U16s saw a new star, 14 year old Aaliyah Bashir (KE), who beat top seed Katarina Karanja in a close 7/6 7/6 final, while Emily Stonewigg (UK) beat Linda Amondi of Kisumu 6/4, 6/3 in the girls U14 and Tottie Ball (UK) took on Annabel Shaw (KE) 7/6 in the girls U12. In a Kenya vs UK encounter, Annabel Shaw partnered with Linda Amondi to lift the GirlsU12 doubles, winning 6/4 against Emil Stonewigg/Tottie Ball 6/4.
Final Results were as follows:
Girls Under 8:
Winner: Lourdel Adera (KE), R-up: Faith Mueni (KE)
Boys U8:
Winner: Marcus Width (NOR), R/up: Lochie Stichbury (UK)
Girls U10:
Winner: Claire Muthoni (KE), R/up: Lourdel Adera (KE)
Boys U10:
Winner Tom Stonewigg (UK), R/up: Ben Stonewigg (UK), 3rd position: Marcus Width (NOR)
Girls U12:
Winner: Tottie Ball (UK), R/up: Anabelle Shaw (KE)
Boys U12:
Winner: Ricky Omondi (KE), R/up: John Onyango (KE)
3rd position: Billy Douglas (UK)
Boys U10/12 Doubles:
Winner: Billy Douglas/Ricky Omondi
R/up: David Mukhwana/John Onyango
Girls U14:
Winner: Emily Stonewigg (UK), R/up: Linda Amondi (KE)
Doubles Girls 12/14:
Winner: Annabelle Shaw/Linda Amondi, R/up: Emily Stonewigg/Tottie Ball
Boys U14:
Winner: Ronex Otieno, R/up: Wycliffe Okenye (KE), 3rd position: Sylvester Juma
Doubles Boys 14/16
Winner: Hashim Nintunga/Abdul Ishaka, R/up: Martin Wambua/Frank Kinyanjui
Boys U16:
Winner: Abdul Ishaka (BUR), R/up: Hashim Nintunga (BUR), 3rd position: Martin Wambua (KE)
Girls U16:
Winner: Aaliyah Bashir (KE), R/up: Katarina Karanja (KE), 3rd position: Matseka Kithinji (KE)

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