Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kenyans Tennis Proceed To Second Round in Girls Under 14 at Sadili Oval


Tonia Kubai
Two Kenyan girls, Cherryl Fuasso and Tonia Kubai succeeded in fighting their way to the second round of the ITF/CAT Under 14 Girls singles being held at Sadili Oval Sports Club in Langata, today. Cherryl beat Zara Lennon (Mauritius) 6/3 6/3, while Tonia Kubai over-powered Sada Nahimana 7/6 (4) 6/4. In the boys Under 14s, the seeded players continued to win as expected, with top seed Saidi Nkurunziza (Burundi) beating Nicodemus Mallya (Tanzania) 6/4 7/5, second seeded Shebani Kabura troucing Shivam Shah (Kenya) 6/1 6/3, third seed Shabani Kassalo (Burundi) beating Frank Menard (Tanzania) 6/2 6/3 and Erneste Habyambere (Rwanda) winning against Mohamed Omar (6/3 6/2).

 The girls singles under 12 has reached the semi-final stage, with top seed Aisha Niyonkrur (Burundi) beating Kenya's Esther Wahome 6/1 6/2, while Tayo Adetunji (Congo B), over-powered Natalya Mburu (Kenya) 6/0 6/0 to set up a match against Bitugwa Mwamini (Burundi) who beat Faith Nyabera (Kenya) in the quarters 6/1 6/2, The fourth semi-final olace has been taken by Takalami Molaoa (South Africa), after beating Waruguru Kabuta (Kenya) 6/3 6/2 in the quarters today.
In the boys Under 12, top seed Damien Laporte (Sechelles) and seond seed Jonathan Mugisha (Burundi) comfortably won over Cliff Otieno (Kenya) 6/0 6/1 and Ben Stonewigg (Kenya) 6/0 6/0, respectively.

Play continues tomorrow.

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