Burundi’s Amadi Kagoma will meet Kenya’s Jamin Luvembe in boys’ under-18 final of the East Africa Junior tennis championship at the Sadili Oval on Saturday.
Kagoma who graduated from the junior ranks at the end of the season beat Ugandan Henry Ayeisige 6-0, 6-0 in the first semi final to book a date with Kenyan, Luvembe in the final.
Luvembe overcame Richard Ooko 7-6, 7-5 in the other semifinal. On their way to the final, Kagoma beat Sebastian Szapary 6-0, 6-2 while Ayesiga beat Amon Muinde 4-6, 7-6, 10-12.
Ooko saw off John Lutaaya 4-6, 6-0,1 5-13 while Luvembe beat Robert Kasombo 1-6, 3-6 to reach the semis.
Ayesige has a chance to qualify for the boys’ under-16 final. He was due to play Robert Kasombo in the semis which will also see Amon Muinde take on John Lutaaya.
In girls’ under-18, Melisa Brown and Chizi Mutsumi both booked a place in the semis with wins over Lorna Bhwenje and Evelyn ngoli respectively.
Brown outlasted Bhwenje 3-6, 6-7 (4) while Mutsumi saw off Ngoli 6-2, 6-0 in the quarters. Kael Shah and his sister Prisha Shah won the boys’ and girls’ under-10 which also saw Hillary Atsango and Alice Ayoma finish as runners up in the the two categories.
hah beat Atsango 11-4 in the final. In his other matches, Shah beat Ian Okungu (11-1), Peter Kiama (11-2) and Evans Juma (11-0).
Atsango knocked Ian Okungu (11-40, Peter Kiama (11-9) and Evans Juma (11-3) in a round robin matches. Prisha Shah beat Faith Mueni (11-3), Alice Ayoma (11-7) before seeing off Sharon Anyango 11-0 while Alice Ayoma recorded wins over Sharon Anyango (11-3) and Faith Mueni (11-3).
Mueni however beat Sharon Anyango 11-4 but was beaten by Onyango for the runners-up spot. Onyango had won more matches. Only three players competed in the girls’ under-16 category.
They played a round-robin format. Chizi Mutsumi started well with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Antonia Szapary.
The player is Melisa Brown who was yet to play Chizi Mutsumi and Antonia Szapary.
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