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Open Tennis Tournament gains momentum

May 27, 2010, 1:13 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Lawn Tennis Association's 2010 Open Tennis Tournament, which kicked-off since Monday at the Independence Stadium's Tennis Courts in Bakau, is producing some wonderful games in both the male and female categories as the championship enters day three (3) yesterday.

Dawda Kuyateh enjoyed an impressive 6-3, 6-0 victory over Momodou Lamin Sawaneh to register his first win in the campaign earlier on Monday, while other games on the same has also witnessed another thrilling tennis game, as Da Silva Ananld beat Alex Marah by 6-0, 6-1 to put himself on the driving seat in the race for the championship title.

Lamin Sanneh recorded a deserved 6-2, 6-1 win to edge out Ousman Drammeh before Nyima Jamank got walk over when her opponent Awa Suso failed to turn up, while Badou Colley also secured walk over as a result of Gibril Joof's failure to turn up for the game.

Day two of the championship has also witnessed four scintillating tennis encounters when Lamin Drammeh entertained Sanna Touray to a 6-0, 6-1 defeat, while Fabakary Drammeh also failed to show the form that had earned him the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia's most outstanding male tennis player of the year 2009 award after the youngster conceded a 6-3, 6-1 defeat to Seedy Bojang.

Ebrima Sanneh went home with a smile on his face after it was confirmed that his opponent Kelfala Jalloh was no where to be seen, which saw him secured walk over as part of Tuesday's encounter, while Balla Suso beat Sulayman Sarr by 6-2, 6-1 in the other match on Tuesday.

The last game on Tuesday has also seen Daniella Berzsenyi edged pass Amie Badjie, who conceded a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 defeat to her opponent as the race for the open tennis tournament intensifies.

Meanwhile, matches in the tournament continues today when Yankuna Drammeh meet Momodou Lamin Sawaneh, who was beaten by Dawda Kuyateh as part of the opening game on Monday ,while Buba Jawara face DR. Toba.