Kenya’s top seed tennis player Angela Okutoyi won the first leg of the International Tennis Federation Juniors tourney that came to an end today Saturday 16th November at Nairobi Club.
Enjoying home fans and ground, Okutoyi defeated Burundi international Aisha Niyonkuru in after a 6-1, 6-4 in the final encounter to win the title.
At 15, the Kenya Open champion was too much for the Burundian, ranked 188 in the world, and had thrashed Madagascar’s Corrine Ranaivo 6-1, 6-0 in Friday’s semi finals.
It proved to be double success for the Kenyan as she teamed up with Niyonkuru to outclass Celine Simunyu of Ireland Alyssa Reguer of France 6-3, 6-2 in the doubles final
In the boys’ doubles, 15-year-old Devin Badenhorst and Anro Nel both from South Africa took down the duo of Charllie Penman (Great Britain) and 16-year-old Andreas Scott of South Africa in three sets of 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-7.
The second league of the three-legged tourney will commence next week on Monday at the same venue