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Sulle marches into ITF/CAT final in Kigali

Sulle, who is undergoing tennis and academic lessons at the Bujumbura Tennis Academy in Burundi, beat Burundian Jonathan Mugisha 7-5, 6-1 in the semi-final showdown on Friday to book his place for the final that was set for late Saturday.

According to the Arusha Gymkhana Club (AGC) tennis coach Nicolas Jonas, before seeing off Mugisha, outstanding Sulle ousted Kenyan Riyan Randieck by 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinal played on the same day.

Jonas said that another Tanzanian in the girls’ category, Ester Nankulange was also another hope for medal after she beating hosts Grace Ndahunga by 6-4,6-2 for a place to the U-14 final.

But he said that in U-12 boys, Kanuti Alagwa who reached quarterfinal by beating host Cyiza Jose’s 6-1, 7-5 on Thursday could not maintain his good form to allow his opponent Kenyan Edward Kosen took advantage to win 6-4, 6-2.

Alagwa’s defeat meant that Tanzania remained with only two players in the final out of five who travelled for the tournament that attracted players from six-countries. Participating countries included Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Benin, Kenya and hosts Rwanda.

The tournament that started on July 9 was played over two legs. The first leg ended yesterday, while second leg is set to start today to Wednesday.

Tanzanians Tegegne Mufuruki and Saidi Mshana who played at the U-12 boy’s category went out in the first round and second round respectively.

SIMBA midfielder Clatous Chama described the second goal ...

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Author: MBONILE BURTON

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