Ingabire storms Uganda Tennis Open final

Rwanda women’s number one Megane Ingabire beat Kenya’s Zipporah Wanjiku in straight sets 6-0, 6-4 on Friday to progress to the final of the Uganda Open at Lugogo tennis courts in Kampala, Uganda.
Rwanda's women number one Megane Ingabire is looking to win her first Uganda Open title. (S. Ngendahimana)
Rwanda's women number one Megane Ingabire is looking to win her first Uganda Open title. (S. Ngendahimana)

Women’s Singles semis

M. Ingabire            bt      Z. Wanjiku           6-0, 6-4

Sunday: Final

M. Ingabire            vs      S. Changawa

Men’s semi- finals

D. Mugabe             bt      S. Ayella              6-2, 6-1

Quarterfinals: Selected results

S. Ayella                bt      D. Habiyambere 6-4, 6-4

I. Kibet                   bt      O. Nkunda           6-4, 6-4

O. David                 bt      D. Munyaneza     6-1, 6-0

Rwanda women’s number one Megane Ingabire beat Kenya’s Zipporah Wanjiku in straight sets 6-0, 6-4 on Friday to progress to the final of the Uganda Open at Lugogo tennis courts in Kampala, Uganda.

Ingabire, who reached the final in 2013, will face another Kenyan Shuffa Changawa on Sunday. The pair last met in May this year during the Tanzania Open and Changawa won in three sets 7-5, 6-4, 6-4.

The 27-year-old Ingabire reached the semi-finals after overwhelming Uganda’s Hellen Musuza in straight sets 6-0, 6-1 earlier on Thursday.

Speaking to Saturday Sport by phone from Kampala, Ingabire noted that: “I am confident heading into the final and I believe will come home with the trophy.”

Meanwhile, Rwanda’s male players led by the country’s number one, Dieudonne Habiyambere were sent packing at the quarter-finals stage.

Habiyambere lost to Uganda’s Simon Ayella 6-4, 6-4, Damascene Munyaneza was beaten by David Oringa 6-1, 6-0, while Kenya’s Ibrahim Kibeti beat Olivier Nkunda 6-4, 6-4. Olivier Havugimana was beaten in the third round by Uganda’s Henry Mayanja 6-4, 6-1.

 

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