Zim team win Day 2 tennis international matches

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Zim team win Day 2 tennis international matches Zimbabwe Under 12 girls team

The Sunday News

Sports Correspondent 

ZIMBABWE’S girls 12 and Under tennis team made a clean sweep in their battles against Malawi winning 3-0 on Wednesday while the boys won 2-1.

The ongoing ITF/CAT Southern African Junior Teams’ Competition for 12 and Under at the Bulawayo Country Club features four countries, hosts Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana and Namibia.

Zimbabwe Under 12 Boys team

Kuzivaishe Chapepa beat Malawi’s Grace Mhone 6-0, 6-0 while Simphiwe Malunguza won 6-0, 6-1 against Mercy Mbewe in their singles matches while in the doubles, Malunguza teamed up with Chanelle Zhuwakini to beat Mbewe who was playing with Memory Chirambo 6-0, 6-0.

In the boys section, Malawi’s Thokozani Tembo beat Zimbabwe’s Bradley Nyamunokora in the opening game, 6-4, 6-3 while Tendekai Musabaeka overcame Malawi’s Edwin Phiri 6-1, 6-2 in the second game and the Zimbabwe’s duo, Nyamunokora and Musabaeka squared off against Tembo and Prince Mwanza, whom they beat 6-3, 6-1.

In the other team matches, Botswana squared off against Namibia with the latter winning 2-1 in the boys section and 3-0 in the girls category. Botswana’s Marcus Sename beat Namibia’s Luan Brand 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 in the boys’ first singles match while his compatriot, Martin Seetso fell 1-6, 2-6, to Namibia’s Lian Kuhn. Kuhn teamed up with Kyle Els to beat Sename and Seetso in the doubles to clinch the decider, 7 (5)-6, 4-6, 10-3.

In the girls section, Namibia’s Mari van Schalkwyk, beat Ditshegofatso Bapaletswe, 6-2, 6-0 while, Joanivia Bezuidenhout won 6-1, 6-0 against Jemina Makhumalo. Bezuidenhout partnered Lila Kidd to complete the rout with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Bapaletswe  wno had teamed up with Shatani Batisani.

Games continue today at the Bulawayo Country Club.


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