The Sunday News
Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
TOP seed Tanyaradzwa Midzi from Zimbabwe is through to the girls final at the Cranrid ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors to be played at the Bulawayo Country Club tomorrow (Saturday).
Midzi will square off against Celina Joseph of South Africa in one of the two finals scheduled for Saturday morning. The boys title decider is between Calum Jestin of South Africa and Hanu Patel of the United States of America.
In the semifinals, Midzi was too strong for Sophia Fuller of South Africa with scores of 6-2, 6-1 while Joseph came from a set down to see off Herena Voaviandraina of Madagascar 1-6, 6-2, 6-0.
In the semifinals for boys, Patel beat Joseph Townes of South Africa 7-5, 7-5 and Jestin defeated fellow countryman Yarona Morule 6-3, 6-0.
Jestin and Townes teamed up to beat Luke Bowman and Patel 6-4, 6-2 in the boys doubles final.
The girls doubles was won by Zimbabwean Tadiwanashe Mauchi who partnered with Fuller to overcome the South African duo of Joseph and Che Nel 6-4, 7-6.
A total of 84 players entered the tournament which started on 21 May and ends on 28 May.
The participants are from Australia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, USA, Mauritius, Madagascar, Ireland, Poland and India.
While the first tournament concludes on Saturday, the qualifiers for the second event will be getting underway on the same day with almost the same players taking part.
The second tournament, also sponsored by Cranrid Petroleum runs up to 4 June.
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