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Rukunya wins PGS Squash tournament

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 17th July 2018 03:55 PM

The seed-two had to dig deep to beat a resilient Kadoma

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Uganda Seed 2 squash player Ian Rukunya poses with the Nakuru Open squash trophy on return from the tournament. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

The seed-two had to dig deep to beat a resilient Kadoma

Ian Rukunya beat Paul Kadoma 3-2 to win the second edition of the Prime General Supply Squash tournament that ended at Kampala Club over the weekend.

The seed-two had to dig deep to beat a resilient Kadoma who was determined to upstage the form book in a long rallied tough encounter of the annual tournament.

Rukunya lost the first and fourth sets, 11-8 and 11-5, but had enough momentum to outlast his opponent in the other sets; 11-7, 11-8 and 11-9.

“It wasn't easy at all. I wasn't as fit as I thought I was. I could have ended it in four games but decided to take a breather in the fourth and come geared up for the fifth,” Rukunya who was part of the Ugandan team to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games said.

“It was a tough game; we went the whole nine yards but it's such a joy to see how squash has improved over the years and how it continues to improve with each year,”

Rukunya had beaten Sam Kyagulanyi 3-0 in the semifinals, while Kadoma had seen off Kenya’s seed-two Jimmy Dalidi, who graced this championship, 3-2.

In the ladies category Patience Ankunda prevailed over Jane Francis whileCharles Kugenda won the 50+ men's event after beating Monday Aliho.

The Plate event winner was Victor Walusimbi who beat George Kasekende 3-1 in the final while the most improved young player award went to Makerere University's Jonathan Mwegamire


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