Sunday, October 2, 2011

2 OCTOBER 2011: SMASHERS CHALLENGE NO.4

Sneha Kotecha
The 4th Smashers Tennis Challenge ended today at Sadili Oval Sports Academy, with newcomer, 9 year old Saada Naeemah (Burundi) reaching the finals in the girls under 12, where she finally lost to Sneha Kotecha (Kenya) 1/6 . In the boys U12, Antony Owita (Kenya) lost to Davis Matanda (Kenya) 4/6 to take second place, Lusweti Kiai (Kenya) was third.
In the boys Under 16, Shabani Kabura (Burundi) beat Shiel Kotecha (Kenya) 5/6,7/6,10/4, while Henry Ayesiga (Uganda) beat John Lutaya (Uganda) in the semis  6/1,6/7,10/4 to set an exciting finals that saw Ayesiga triumph over Kabura 1/6,6/3,10/8. In the boys Under 14, Ricky  Omondi (Kenya) beat Ronex Otieno (Kenya) 6/7,6/2,10/5 in yet another tight match that had spectators glued to their seats. Olivier Kigotho was third. The boys Under 18 saw left-hander Jamin Luvembe (Kenya) play a close match against Richard Ooko (Kenya), winning 6/2,7/6,(3).  In the girls Under 16, Sneha Kotecha surprised Melissa Brown (Tanzania), 6/4, 6/2 before losing to Lorna Mbwejje (Kenya) 2/6,2/6 to take second place.
Other results were as follows:
BU-12
Charles Ochieng v/s Davis Matanda 1/6
Charles Ochieng v/s  Antony Owita  1/6
Ronald Omondi v/s  Davis Matanda  1/6
Ronald Omondi  v/s Lusueti Kiai   0/6
Antony Owita  v/s Davis Matanda 4/6
Antony Owita  v/s Lusueti Kiai  3/6

GU-12
Carmine Mindi v/s Sneha Kotecha 6/0
Elizabeth Owuor v/s Carmine Mindi 3/6

BU-14
Ricky Omondi v/s David Mukhwana 6/3,6/4

GU-16
Sneha Kotecha v/s Melisa Brown 6/4, 6/2
Sneha Kotecha v/s Lorna Mbwejje 2/6,2/6

BU-16
Wycliffe Okenye v/s Frank Kinyanjui 3/6,6/4,10/6
Henry Ayesiga v/s Frank Kinyanjui 6/1,6/1
Henry Ayesiga v/s Dennis Gakuro 6/0,6/0
Sheil Kotecha v/s Robert Kasombo 6/3,6/1
Sheil Kotecha v/s John Lutaya 6/6,3/7,6/6,4/7

BU-18
Jamin Luvembe v/s Richard Ooko 6/2,7/6,(3)


                                
                                                SEMIS
BU-16
Shabani Kabura beat Shiel Kotecha 5/6,7/6,10/4
Henry Ayesiga beat John Lutaya 6/1,6/7,10/4

BU-14
Ricky Omondi beat  Olivier Kigotho 8/10,6/3,10/5
Ronex Otieno  W/O Josephat Garo

                                         FINALS
GU-12
Sneha Kotecha beat Sada Naeemah 6/1
              
GU14/16  RoundRobin
Lorna Bweje beat  Matseka Kithinji 6/1,6/1
Lorna Bweje beat Sada Naeemah 6/1,6/1
Sneha Kotecha beat Matseka Kithinji 6/3,6/1
Lorna Bweje beat Melisa Brown 6/1,6/3
Melisa Brown beat Matseka Kithinji 6/2,7/5
                                     FINALS
BU-14
Ricky  Omondi beat Ronex Otieno 6/7,6/2,10/5

BU-16
Henry Ayesiga beat Shabani Kabura 1/6,6/3,10/8
                                          
                                              WINNERS
GU-12                                                             BU-12
1.Sneha Kotecha                                  1.Davis Matanda
2.Sada Naeemah                                   2.Antony Owita
3.                                                           3.Lusweti Kiai

BU-14
1.Ricky Omondi
2.Ronex  Otieno                                                                   
3.Olivier Kigotho

 GU-16                                                          BU-16
1.Lorna Bweje                                             1.Henry Ayesiga
2.Sneha Kotecha                                          2.Shabani Kabura
3.Melisa Brown                                            3.Wycliffe Okenye 

BU-18
1.Jamin Luvembe
2.Richard Ooko
3.Joseph Ooko   

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