Ricky Omondi rocks Nakuru open

Ricky Omondi rocks Nakuru open

Ricky Omondi rocks Nakuru open

Kisumu based Victoria Tennis Academy ace, Ricky Omondi dominated this year’s Nakuru Open Tennis Championships concluded at the Rift-Valley Sports Club, Nakuru County over the weekend.

The event which was sponsored by mobile phone service provider Safaricom Limited and organized by Victoria Tennis Academy in partnership with Amani Na Upendo Development Group saw talented Omondi winning boys Under 18 and Under 14 singles categories.

In boys Under 18 finals, Omondi dismissed Adriaan Van of Greensteads International School 6-3,6-1 to lift the title. In semis, Omondi who is also a pupil at Kibos Road Academy thrashed Nerville Omondi 4-3 as Van defeated Remi Tayaearts 4-1.

 Stephan Mizero was crowned Under 16 champion after defeating Kevin Van 6-2, 6-2. On his way to the finals, Mizero thrashed Nerville Omondi of Kisumu Day High School 7-5 as Van dismissing Abdi Kafar 6-1 to book the finals ticket.

Lindah Janet of Victoria Tennis Academy and also a student at Kondele Primary School defeated Moureen Makungu 6-1 to lift the girls Under 14 trophy.

In boys Under 14, Ricky Omondi smashed Collins Odhiambo of Kisumu Boys High School 6-3 to win the trophy.

In girls Under 12, Moureen Makungu thrashed Teressa Anyango 4-1 in the finals to be declared the champion.

Austine Otieno of Pandpieri Primary School overcame Steve Powel 4-1 to lift the Under 10 boys singles title.

Victoria Tennis Academy Director, Collins Agwanda said, “The Circuit has started in Nakuru and it will be moving to Kisumu late next month.” added Agwanda.

The youthful Agwanda thanked Safaricom Limited for the continued support they have been giving to their tennis events since 2009 when Victoria Tennis Academy and Amani Na Upendo started running tennis events. “I urge the Company to continue sponsoring our event which are exposing diverse tennis talents from the grassroots.” He said. Agwanda also thanked Rift-Valley Sports Club for the venue.

Victoria Tennis Academy in Partnership with Amani Na Upendo is currently running tennis programmes for a total of 2000 less fortunate kids across Western Kenya region majorly in Public Schools. 

Greensteads International School tennis coach, Malcolm Foster urged the participants to take tennis seriously since its one of the fastest growing sports industry in the world. A total of 10 schools participated.

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