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Tennis Open Tournament Heats Up

Jun 1, 2010, 3:17 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Tennis Association 2010 Open Tennis Tournament, which kicked-off since Monday 24th May in two different tennis courts, namely the Independence Stadium Tennis Courts and Fajara Tennis Club, respectively is gaining momentum, as the championship has entered its quarter-final stage over the weekend.

However, others were joyful while some of the players were disappointed, including the sports journalists association's most outstanding tennis player for the year 2009, Fabakary Drammeh, who bowed out of the tournament after conceding a 6-1, 6-0 defeat to Seedy Bojang earlier on Saturday.

Buba Drammeh could count himself lucky when he secured his first victory of the tournament after it was confirmed that his opponent Babucarr Joof has failed to turn up in last Thursday's encounter. As a result Drammeh, alias Bobban became the eventual winner with a walkover.

Friday’s games has also witnessed some exciting moments of tennis encounters when Macianoca beat Dawda Kuyateh to progress to the next stage of the championship, while the other game of the tournament saw Balla Suso edged pass Da Silva Anold at the Fajara Tennis Club by 7-6, 6-7 and 10-8.

Andy Milford enjoyed a 1-6, 6-2 and 10-7 victory over Buba Jawara, while Buba Drammeh conceded a 6-2, 6-2 defeat to Basuruwa Conteh at Fajara Tennis Club earlier on Friday.

Other results on Saturday in the Mixed Double also witnessed another tennis encounter when Fatou Sawo and Lamin Drammeh lost to Seedy Bojang and Nyima Jamanka by 2-6, 6-2 and 10-4 before Bojang went ahead to record another bitterly fought victory over Ebrima Sanneh in a 6-1, 6-0 win.

Lamin Sanneh defeated Abdoulie Puye by 6-3, 2-6 and 10-7 at the stadium before Badou Colley entertained Modou Sallah to a 6-1 and 6-0 defeats.

Impressive Lala Sallah beat Nyima Jamanka by 6-1, 6-1 to book her place in the next stage of the championship before Katie Paine beat Sainabou chamdum by 7-5, 6-4 defeat.

The last game in the Mixed Double which was played between Daniella Berzsenyi and Katherine Osiru ended 7-5, 7-5 in favour of Katherine Osiru.

Meanwhile, in the men’s double quarter-final 1, Macianoca and Basuruwa Conteh beat Modou Sallah and Dawda Kuyateh by 6-1, 6-4, while Andy Milford and Mark Haruson lost 6-1, 7-6 to Yankuba Drammeh and Buba Drammeh before Balla Suso and Seedy Bojang got a walkover against Lamin Drammeh and Dodou Jobe after Jobe’s failure to turn up for the tie on Sunday.