Sadili Oval Sports Academy juniors yesterday, ensured that they were counted in by performing well on the first day of the Heroes Junior Tennis tournament, a national ranking event, held at Nairobi Club on 25th October. "They are a growing intermediate level group, and they have proved to us that they are serious, I am pleased with the start, " commented Head Professional, Dr. Liz Odera, when we called her.
RESULTS OF DAY ONE – 25/10/2014
Boys 14: Charles Ochieng trounced Frank Oteyo 6/0 6/0 to enter second round.
Boys 16: Top seed Ronax Otieno lost to a determined team mate Frank Tayebwa 6/0 6/4 in the second round after Tayebwa had just overcome Jirus Omwonga 6/0 6/0.
Sylvester Juma beat Munene Mbijjiwe 6/0 6/0, setting up a meeting against team mate and second seed Wycliffe Okenye, losing 3/6 4/6 in a spirited match.
Boys 18: Sadili team is in two semi-finals today after Robert Nzuki saw off Martin Luvega 6/1 6/2, to meet top seed Petty Andanda, while team mate Amon Nzuki upset a distracted second seed Randal Randiek 6/4 6/0, and will meet Shivam Shah this morning.
Girls 12: Sada Akimana is through to 2nd round and will be meeting top seed Beatrice Shako, while Aziza Manirakiza put up a fight, but lost to Eesha Thakker 3/5 1/4
Hoziana Kitambala beat Grace Awuor 4/0 4/0, and caught a lucky break when absence of her team mate and second seed Belinda Awino, propelled her to semi-finals, where she will meet the winner between Eesha Thakker and Rose Asumbwa.
Girls 14: Winnie Birungi is through without lifting her racquet after walking over absent Anushka Madan. She will meet second seed Prisha Shah today.
Girls U18: Mary Monari lost all her matches in the round robin, while Elizabeth Aluoch registered one win against Mary 6/0 6/0 to take third place behing Mercy Wagui and Abigael Tate-Harte, who took send and first place, in their group stages.