What you need to know:
- On her way to the finals, Brandy edged Laura Cotti 4-2 as Angela beat Jodecy Muga Kisumu Girls both) 4-0.
- In the boys’ singles category, Ricky Omondi of Kisumu Boys High School thrashed George Oliver of Magadi Secondary School 6-1.
Six tennis players from Kisumu Girls High School have advanced to next week’s Nyanza Region Secondary Schools (NRSSSA) Term Two games at Cardinal Otunga High School, Mosocho, in Kisii County.
During the Kisumu County games played at Kisumu Day High School on Saturday, Kisumu Girl’s Chelsea Brandy beat her schoolmate Cynthia Angela 6-3 to lift the girls’ singles. On her way to the finals, Brandy edged Laura Cotti 4-2 as Angela beat Jodecy Muga, also of Kisumu Girls both, 4-0.
In the boys’ singles category, Ricky Omondi of Kisumu Boys High School thrashed George Oliver of Magadi Secondary School 6-1.
In the semis, Omondi, a product of Victoria Tennis Academy, beat Allan Mukabane of Nyabondo Boys High School 4-0 as Oliver thrashed Boniface Otieno of Nyabondo by a similar margin.
SPONSOR SPORTS EVENTS
Event umpire Jared Awiti urged corporates to sponsor secondary schools sports events. During the tournament, winners received trophies from Victoria Sports and Kenya Counties Tennis.
Victoria Sports chairman Collins Agwanda, challenged county governments to sponsor secondary schools sports events.
Meanwhile, Victoria Sports and Shining Hope and Kenya Counties Tennis have donated tennis trophies to the Nyanza Region Secondary Schools Sports Association. The regional games will be held at Cardinal Otunga Boys High School between June 13 and 19, 2018.
“Top four tennis winners in the regional schools’ games will be given trophies,” said Agwanda as he gave the trophies to NRSSSA officials in Kisumu City on Sunday. Agwanda, who said that Kenya Counties Tennis would create county branches to help develop the sport in grassroots, urged schools, clubs and other institutions to join the initiative.
NRSSSA Secretary-General Thomas Tom Odhiambo thanked Victoria Sports for their donations.