Okutoyi storms Africa Junior Championship final

Angela Okutoyi

Angela Okutoyi in action during a previous tournament in Ruiru, Kenya.

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What you need to know:

  • Okutoyi, who is ranked 142nd on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Rankings and seeded second, reached her first final in 12 tournaments by defeating unseeded 15-year-old Moroccan Malak El Allami (482) 6-3, 6-2 on the outdoor hardcourts of El Kantaoui
  • Okutoyi,17, last won an ITF tournament during the J4 Nairobi II in January this year on her way to her career-high ranking of 127
  • Okutoyi and Aouni met in the second round of JB2 Pretoria in South Africa in February last year with the Kenyan losing 6-2, 4-6, 4-6

Kenya's Angela Okutoyi is one match away from being crowned the 2021 Africa Junior Under-18 champion after sweeping aside Malak El Allami in straight sets in the semi-finals in Sousse, Tunisia on Thursday.

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