Changawa headlines Kenya Open Tennis tournament
11 June 2014, 15:03
Nairobi - Fresh
from winning two medals at the African Youth Games, Ishmael Changawa
will be one of the headline acts at this year's Real Insurance Kenya
The annual tournament kicks off with the qualifying rounds on Sunday
with the main draw starting on Monday and running until June 21.
The 16-year-old Changawa has been making waves at the International
Tennis Federation's (ITF) High Performance Training Center in Morocco
and he hasn't played in his native Kenya in several years due to
However, the Kenya Lawn Tennis Association (KLTA) in conjunction with
National Olympic Committee has made sure that the Kenya Open is at a
convenient time for Changawa this year.
The teenager, who won silver in the mixed doubles and bronze in the
singles at the African Youth Games in Botswana in May, will be the one
to watch at the event.
His doubles partner in Morocco, Stephanie Mbaya will also take part
and the pair are likely to face stiff competition from defending
champions Duncan Mugabe of Uganda and Caroline Oduor of Kenya in the
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