Albert Njogu loses in tennis junior championship

Written By: Fredrick Muoki

Albert Njogu the only Kenyan finalist lost to Burundian Shakur Kabura

The second round of International Tennis Federation series for the juniors came to an end Saturday at Nairobi sports club.

Albert Njogu the only Kenyan finalist lost to Burundian Shakur Kabura after going down by two straight sets.

Njogu had a difficult moment in the first set with Kabura claiming a 6-2 win and  6-3 win in the second set.

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The two then went on for a tie break. The third set was very tight with both Njogu and Kabura looking so sharp in the serves. Njogu unfortunately narrowly lost to the Burundian international who claimed a 6-5 win.

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In the girls’ finals, Aisha Niyonkuru of Burundi beat Cameroon’s Anna Lorie by two straight sets. Niyonkuru registered a 6-2 win in the first set before bagging the second with a 7-5 win.

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The international tennis federation junior championship had attracted participants from different parts of the World where Kenya was being represented by close to 20 players.

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The championship was held to accrue player’s points that will help them improve their World rankings; to be in a better position of featuring in Wimbledon and Grand Slam championships.


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