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Titans win maiden Kampala Premier Tennis League

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 21st January 2018 08:21 AM

In a tense series of games, Titans beat Kinetic 8-4 in the men’s singles courtesy of top gun Olivier Nkunda, who makes light work of Godfrey Uzunga.

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In a tense series of games, Titans beat Kinetic 8-4 in the men’s singles courtesy of top gun Olivier Nkunda, who makes light work of Godfrey Uzunga.

PIC: The pair of Moses Bashaasha (left) and Simon Ayella in action on Saturday. (Credit: Richard Sanya)

TENNIS | KAMPALA PREMIER TENNIS LEAGUE


Selected results: Final

(Men’s Singles):
Titans bt Kinetic 8-4

(Men’s doubles):
Kinetic bt Titans 8-5

(Mixed doubles):
Titans bt Kinetic 8-3

KAMPALA - Team Titans cruised past Team Kinetic to clinch the maiden Kampala Premier Tennis League at Lugogo Tennis Club on Saturday.

In a tense series of games, Titans beat Kinetic 8-4 in the men’s singles, courtesy of top gun Olivier Nkunda, who made light work of Godfrey Uzunga.

Kinetic wrestled back, claiming the men’s doubles 8-5, as Demark Shulze and David Oringa dictated the proceedings against the pair of Simon Ayella and Moses Bashaasha.

However, eventually, Titan’s triumph in the mixed doubles made the difference in a thrilling final.

The tag team of youngster Winnie Birungi and Simon Ayella carried more weight than Viola Akuma and David Oringa‘s pair, who were nonetheless a spirited side.

The former won 8-3 to emerge the first winners of the Kampala Premier Tennis League.

Thirteen-year-old Winnie Birungi would go on to emerge best lady in the tournament with a simply sublime performance from the teen.

“The journey to the top was quite interesting and honestly, I take full pride in the team that displayed a lot of confidence throughout the league. We can only get better," Moses Bashaasha, captain of Team Titans, said after his side claiming victory.

Four teams - Titans, Kinetic, PTC Warriors and Trail Blazers - made it to the playoffs after the preliminary round, which featured eight teams, including Game Changers, The Grip, Lugogo Boys and Eco Bank.

After a successful first edition, the second edition is expected to be launched in March.

The league is the first domestic event after the re-admission of Uganda back on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) programme.

 

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