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Nomi rages on

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th February 2004 03:00 AM

THE NOMI Tennis Open gets to the decisive stage today with Charles Yokwe facing Robert Buyinza in the men’s singles semi-finals.

THE NOMI Tennis Open gets to the decisive stage today with Charles Yokwe facing Robert Buyinza in the men’s singles semi-finals.

By William Muwonge

Men’s singles semis
C. Yokwe v R. Buyinza
G. Uzunga v J. Odongo
Women’s singles semis
R. Musoke v A. Isabela
E. Wamalwa v J. Namutebi
Men’s doubles quarters
C. Yokwe/P. Olobo bt
J. Odong/A. Andrea 6-3, 6-2
C. Babu/G. Uzunga bt
Kalungi/A. Kalega 6-2, 6-1
S. Lwanga/R. Buyinza bt
Kasumba/Luzinda 6-3, 6-0
M. Lwanga/J. Oyet bt
D. Kibirige/M. Mottiti 6-3, 6-3
Mixed doubles quarters
J. Oduke/R. Musoke bt
Kasumba/Kasumba 6-0, 6-0
R. Senyanja/E. Wamalwa bt
Isabela/A. Katende 6-1, 6-1
Bayego/F. Nakakawa bt
J. Pinfold/B. Pinfold 6-2, 6-3

THE NOMI Tennis Open gets to the decisive stage today with Charles Yokwe facing Robert Buyinza in the men’s singles semi-finals.

Top seed Yokwe faces his unseeded rival at the Lugogo courts.

In the other match, the number two Godfrey Uzunga meets the fourth seed, James Odongo.

There will be more semi-finals action in the men’s doubles and women’s doubles.

The mixed doubles semi-finals matches will also be held.

The boy’s U-14 and U-12 finals will be played tomorrow.

The finals of the week-long Uganda Tennis Association (UTA) event will be held tomorrow.

The season opening event is sponsored by Mukwano Group of Companies under its soap and detergent powder firm NOMI.

Skilled player Yokwe, enjoying a good run, reached the last four with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over sixth seed Cedric Babu on Thursday.

Buyinza ejected third seed Patrick Olobo 6-4, 6-1, Uzunga beat seventh seed Shaban Lwanga 6-1, 6-3 while Odongo dispatched unranked John Oyet 6-1, 6-2.

In the women’s singles, top seed Rosette Musoke will play A. Isabela in the first match of the semi-finals.

Fourth seed Janet Namutebi, 17, one of the rising stars of women’s tennis, will take on second seed Edith Wamalwa.

Action will start with the men’s singles at 9.30am ahead of the women’s singles before other events are held.

Nomi rages on

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