Njogu, Ominde, in quarters of ITF 18 and under circuit

NAIROBI Wednesday 23rd Jan, 2019: The 1st leg of the ITF East Africa 18 & Under Junior Circuit is currently underway at the Nairobi Club. Round 3 of the tournament gave spectators and supporters alike a show to remember with Derrick Ominde emerging a winner, this time against Taiwan’s Lin Chia-Chieh, 6/7(4) 7/6(6) 6/4. Kenya’s top seed, Albert Njogu, too emerged victor against Taiwan’s Yu Shiang Huang, 6/0 6/1. A bit of a low moment for Ryan Randiek and his supporters as he lost against Jasza Szajrych of Poland 1/6 1/6 but nonetheless gave a good fight through it all.


As the Girls Singles Main Draw proceeds to the quarterfinals of the tournament, it is pleasing to note that Roselida Asumwa was the last woman standing from the Kenyan team as she lost to Aisha Niyonkuru of Burundi in Round 2 which took place yesterday with the scores. Roselida won the first set but experienced Niyonkuru overpowered her in the next two sets, final scores   1-6 6-3 6-2.


The Doubles results are as follows; Team Kenya’s Cynthia Wanjala and Radha Raja lost to Sara El Ghazouly of Egypt and Noa Dujardin of France 6-1 6-3. Alicia Owegi, Kenya paired with Marie Brard Vidot of France and lost to Narindra Corrine of Madagascar and Chyara Onia Seke of Belgium 6-2 6-0. Angela Nyangweso will pair with Aisha Niyonkuru later today for their quarter finals doubles match.


In the boys Ryan Randiek redeemed himself and won his quarter finals match together with Albert Njogu. They defeated the Taiwan pair of Chiu Ming Chieh and Wang Yu-Hsien 64 64.

Kenya now proceeds to the much anticipated quarterfinals to be played on Thursday.  In singles, Derrick Ominde is meeting Loof Tang from Netherlands and Albert Njogu will meet Bruno Nhavene of Mozambique. Njogu will thereafter pair with Ryan for their doubles semifinals match.

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