Gasigwa in line for $800 ITF circuit cash

ITF/East Africa Money circuit Semi-finalsYesterday Men’s singles J. Gasigwa (Rwa) def. M. Uwizeyimana (Rwa) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1D. Ochieng (Ken) def. I. Cuma (Bur) 6-1, 2-0 (abandoned) Women’s singles G. Umumararungu (Rwa) def. J. Umulisa (Rwa) 6-0, 7-5C. Odour (Ken) def. M. Ingabire (Rwa) 6-0, 6-0

ITF/East Africa Money circuit

Semi-finals
Yesterday

Men’s singles
J. Gasigwa (Rwa) def. M. Uwizeyimana (Rwa) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
D. Ochieng (Ken) def. I. Cuma (Bur) 6-1, 2-0 (abandoned)

Women’s singles
G. Umumararungu (Rwa) def. J. Umulisa (Rwa) 6-0, 7-5
C. Odour (Ken) def. M. Ingabire (Rwa) 6-0, 6-0

SEED three Jean Claude Gasigwa powered into today’s ITF/East Africa Money circuit final after overcoming compatriot Mathieu Uwizeyimana in the semi-final yesterday at Umubano hotel courts.

Gasigwa lost the first set 4-6 but recovered to win the next two sets 6-0 and 6-1 respectively.

In the other semi-final, Kenya’s Dennis Ochieng stormed the final on the expense of Burundi’s Issa Cuma, who retired hurt in the second set. He was down 2-0 and had lost the first set 6-1.

In the girls’ category, Rwanda’s seed one Gisele Umumararungu also reached the final after winning her match over compatriot and close friend Joseline Umulisa in straight sets 6-0, 7-5.

Umumararungu, who won the first leg last Saturday, will again face her Kenyan nemesis Caroline Odour, who beat Megane Ingabire 6-0, 6-0.

In the men’s final, Gasigwa will take on Ochieng in battle for $800 while losing finalist will pocket $540.

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