Junior tennis team bows out of ITF meet

THE TWO remaining Rwandan players were beaten in the semi-finals of the on-going ITF/East Africa Junior tennis Championship on Tuesday at the Gymkhana Club in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

ITF/CAT EA Junior Champs

Boys U-16 Singles, semis
M. Meshuko [Tan] E. Habiyambere [Rwa] 5-7 6-2 6-0
K. Cheruiyot [Ken] bt E. Mallya [Tan] 6-4 6-0 

Boys U-14 Singles, semis
A. Kabura [Bur] bt F. Tuyishime [Rwa] 7-6 [4] 6-1
O. Sulle [Tan] bt J. Mugisha [Bur] 6-2 6-1]

Girls U-16 Singles, semis
M. Mujawimana [Bur] bt M. Waittherero [Ken] 7-6 [9] 6-1
G. Kaindoah [Tan] bt J. Nkatha [Ken] 6-3 6-1

Girls U-14 Singles, semis
S. Nahimana [Bur] bt F. Nyabera [Ken] 6-2 6-1
A. Niyonkuru [Bur] bt E. Wahome [Ken] 6-1 6-4

THE TWO remaining Rwandan players were beaten in the semi-finals of the on-going ITF/East Africa Junior tennis Championship on Tuesday at the Gymkhana Club in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Rwanda’s top seed Ernest Habiyambere, competing in the main category, the Boys U-16 Singles, was eliminated by Tanzania’s Martin Tumaini in the first game of  last four match.

He was followed a little later by his compatriot Fabrice Tuyishime, who lost to Burundian Abdoul Kabura 7-6 [4] 6-1 in the Boys U-14 Singles.

Tumaini’s win over Habiyambere set up a final clash with Kenyan Kelvin Cheruiwot, who ousted Tanzanian Emanuel Mallya in straight sets 6-4 6-4. The final was due to be played last evening in Dar es Salaam.

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