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Uganda suffers setback at Africa Junior Tennis Championship

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 11th September 2019 07:54 PM

The week long competition that will climax on Saturday is being played on Clay Court at the Tennis Club de l’Avenir Sportif de la Marsa- Tunis.

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The week long competition that will climax on Saturday is being played on Clay Court at the Tennis Club de l’Avenir Sportif de la Marsa- Tunis.

 
 
14 & Under Africa Tennis Junior Championships
 
Results
 
Boys
 
Singles
 
A.EL Karmoty (Egypt) bt T. Zziwa (Uganda) 6-0 6-0
 
A.Hasairi (Tunisia)  bt T. Kazibwe (Uganda) 6-1 6-2
 
Uganda national tennis team suffered setbacks in their opening games of the on-going 14 & Under Africa Junior Championships in Tunisia.
 
The week long competition that will climax on Saturday is being played on Clay Court at the Tennis Club de l’Avenir Sportif de la Marsa- Tunis.
 
Egyptian Ahmed EL Karmoty beat Troy Zziwa 6-0 6-0 round of 32 while Trevor Kazibwe went down 6-1 6-2 to the home side Ahmed Hasairi.
 
Zziwa (CAT Rank 108) and Kazibwe (CAT Rank 73) qualified for the final draw of 32 as the best Under 14 players in Africa at the ITF/CAT under 14 qualifiers held in Nairobi in May under Edward Odockcen.
 
Besides picking up international ranking points in that competition, the two teenagers could have an opportunity to be selected by different experts and scouts to improve on their careers.
 
Ugandan players have been able to take part in international competitions after Uganda Tennis Association (UTA) was readmitted by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) after clearing debt of $22,500 (sh84.6m) and $3000 (sh11m) respectively.

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