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Lawn Tennis Junior tourney In Final Stage

Nov 16, 2009, 4:36 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Lawn Tennis Association's annual tournament for the junior categories, which began in October has now entered its final stage.

The championship, which targets players at 12 years and below has now lined up Modou Sallah and Dawda Kuyateh, Fatou Joof and Sainabou Chardum in the male and female categories.

According to Lamin Drammeh who is tasked with the responsibility of taking charge of the beginners, the junior championship has been a success after two weeks into a decisive battle.

The two finalist in the boys' category, namely Dawda Kuyateh and compatriot Modou Sallah, the junior tennis trainer added to the list have occasionally represented The Gambia at West /Central Africa in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) last July.

Modou Sallah, aged 12, made it to the final after getting Bye in the first round and went ahead to beat Ousman Drammeh in the boys' category by 6-I, 6-3.

The female category meanwhile is also producing some interesting and fascinating games which saw Fatou Joof secured a place in the final after collecting a deserved victory over Ellen Sambou in the 1round by 6-0, 6-0 and went further to get a Bye against Fatou Darboe who failed to turn up, due to an unknown reason. As a result, Fatou Joof has now berthed a place in the final where she is expected to meet Sainabou Chandum in what could be described as a titanic female tennis final when the two battle it out on Friday 20th of this month, at the Independence Stadium Tennis Court in Bakau.