C. Rudasingwa (Rwa) lost to A. Mohammed (Egypt) 4-6, 4-6
D. Nkurutsu (Rwa) lost to S. Bellington (GBR) 3-6, 2-6
G. Umumararungu (Rwa) lost to N. Stephanie (Benin) 2-6, 2-6
IT was another forgettable afternoon for Rwandan tennis as three juniors failed to qualify for the main draw of the ITF/CAT East Africa U-18 tennis circuit Kampala leg yesterday.
In the boys’ category, Christian Rudasingwa lost out to Egyptian Auf Mohammed 4-6, 4-6 while Desire Nkurutsu could not match his Great Britain opponent Steven Bellington after losing out in straight sets 3-6 2-6.
One of Rwanda’s promising female talents Gisele Umumararungu also failed to impress after going down 2-6, 2-6 against N’tcha Stephanie of Benin.
Meanwhile, Gatete Hamisi joined Mele Bizimana in the main draw after wrestling to a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 win over Uganda’s John Semanda.
By press time, the pair was warming up for first round ties.