23 November 2012

Rwanda: Trio Exit From Mombasa ITF Under-18 Circuit

Dina Hegab (Egy) def. G. Umumararungu (Rwa) 6-4 7-6(4)

THREE junior players, Anatole Bizimana, Olivier Havugimana and Gisele Umumararungu were eliminated from the ITF U 18s Circuit at Mombasa Sports Club on Thursday.

Bizimana, who is ranked 1545 on the ITF junior rankings, lost to Yemen's Alansi Ghassan in the second round 1-6 7-6 (5) 1-6 after getting a bye from the first round.

Havugimana, who beat Kenya's Paul Mallo 6-0 6-2 in the first round, suffered a second round exit at the hands of South Africa's De Bruyn 7-6(3) 3-6 6-1.

In the girls' category, 1645-ranked Umumararungu, who got a bye into the first round, beat Kenya's Finningan Zahra 7-5 7-5 to reach the quarter final where she lost to Egyptian's Dina Hegab 4-6, 6-7(4).

Despite early elimination, the trio's performance will earn them international ranking points

ITF/EA U 18s tennis Circuit

Second round


A.Ghassan (Yem) def. A. Biziman (Rwa) 6-1 6-7(5) 6-1

De Bruyn (SA) def. O. Havugimana (Rwa) 7-6(3) 3-6 6-1


Quarter finals

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