Mugabe and Indondo off to good start

Some of the top contenders Dieudonne Habiyambere (Rwanda), Duncan Mugabe (Uganda) and Denis Indondo (DRC) registered good starts at the 2016 Rwanda Tennis Open main event that started on Tuesday and will run until September 25th at Amahoro National Stadium outdoor tennis courts.
Rwanda's number two Gisele Umumararungu beat her compatriot Flavia Kayitesi in straights sets to reach the second round. / Sam Ngendahimana.
Rwanda's number two Gisele Umumararungu beat her compatriot Flavia Kayitesi in straights sets to reach the second round. / Sam Ngendahimana.

Today: First round

Men’s Singles
I. Kibet (Ken) vs I. Cyuma (BDI) 10:15am
O. Mouhamed (TZ)vs E. Habiyambere (Rwa)10:15am
E. Niyigena (Rwa) vs O. Havugimana (Rwa)10:15am

 

Women

 

C. Wantona (DRC) vs G. Ndahunga Gisubizo(Rwa)9am
Gerardine (Fra) vs E. Kwizera (Rwa) 9am
H. Mutesi (Rwa)vs M. Ingabire (Rwa)9am
J. Umulisa (Rwa) vs C. Mutuyimana (Rwa) 1pm

 

Tuesday

Men’s Singles: First round

D. Mugabe (Uga) bt A. Ishaka (Bdi) 6-0, 6-1
D. Indondo (DRC) bt F. Mutamu (DRC) 6-0, 6-2
D. Munyaneza (Rwa) bt D. Niyoyumva (Rwa) 6-0, 6-1
D. Oringa david (Uga) bt B. Ndahiro (Rwa) 6-0, 6-1
S. Nkurunziza saidi (Bdi) bt B. Rutayisire (Rwa) 6-1, 6-2
D. Habiyambere (Rwa) bt E. Harerimana (Rwa) 6-3, 6-2
M. Hakizimana (BDI) bt I. Zabadora (DRC) 6-1, 6-3
S. Nkulufa (DRC) bt Y .Muvunyi (Rwa) 6-2, 6-2
J. Mugwaneza (Rwa) bt E. Bimenyimana (Rwa) 6-4, 6-3
K. Cheriote (Ken) bt C. Diamba (DRC) 2-6, 6-0, 6-2
H. Gatete (Rwa) bt I. Nkurunziza (Rwa) 6-2, 6-2
R. Ndagijimana (Rwa) bt E. Mugenzi (Rwa) 6-4, 6-3

Women

G. Umumararungu (Rwa) bt F. Kayitesi (Rwa) 6-0, 6-1
O. Tuyisenge (Rwa) bt M. Uwase Matutina (Rwa) 6-0, 6-1

Some of the top contenders Dieudonne Habiyambere (Rwanda), Duncan Mugabe (Uganda) and Denis Indondo (DRC) registered good starts at the 2016 Rwanda Tennis Open main event that started on Tuesday and will run until September 25th at Amahoro National Stadium outdoor tennis courts.

Rwanda’s third seed Habiyambere beat his compatriot Emmanuel Harerimana in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 to qualify for the second round while Uganda’s number one and big favourite Mugabe easily defeated Burundian Abdoul Ishaka 6-0, 6-1 to progress into round two.

DR Congo’s reigning African champion Denis Indondo (winner of 2015 All African Games) beat his countryman Fabrice Mutamu 6-0, 6-2 to make it to the next round.

Meanwhile, in the women’s category, Rwanda’s number two Gisele Umumararungu beat her compatriot Flavia Kayitesi in straights sets 6-0, 6-1 on Tuesday.

First round matches continue today when Kenya’s Ibrahim Kibet take on Issa Cyuma from Burundi while Rwanda’s number one Ernest Habiyambere will be up against Tanzania’s Omar Mouhamed, with Olivier Havugimana (Rwanda number two) locking horns with his countryman Etienne Niyigena.

In the women’s fray, Rwanda’s number one Meganne Ingabire will face Henriette  Mutesi,  DR Congo’s Charlotte Wantona take on Grace Ndahunga from Rwanda while Frenchwomen Geraldine will play against Rwanda’s Evelyne Kwizera.

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