Duncan Mugabe and his brother Daniel Ruyange to storm the menâ€™s doubles finals of the 2013 Castle Lite Uganda Open Tennis Championship. After falling out at the semi final stage early this morning, Mugabe paired with his brother to beat David Oringa and Herbert Buyinza 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 to win the match at Kampala Club.
After falling out at the semi final stage early this morning, Mugabe paired with his brother to beat David Oringa and Herbert Buyinza 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 to win the match at Kampala Club.
Ruyange, who also features for the national cricket team, told URN that it was not easy playing together after a very long time but was happy the two are in the finals.
Earlier, Rwanda showed its supremacy when two of its male players and one lady stormed the finals. The biggest upset of the today came from Daniel Habiyambere who beat defending champion David Oringa 6-3, 6-3 to set up a final with countryman Jean Claude Gasigwa, who saw off Mugabe.
Gasigwa, who lost to Mugabe in the semi final of the 2011 edition, got his revenge when he won the first set 6-4, only for Mugabe to come back strongly to lead for most spells of the game. But the steady Gasigwa tied the game at 5-5 and won the tie-break 7-6 (6).
Mugabe, who won Uganda a bronze medal at the 2011 All Africa Games in Mozambique, said he was disappointed with his performance, adding that he paid lots of attention to what he called some bad calls by the umpire.
Gasigwa said he was happy to get back to the final of the Uganda Open and hopes to win back the title he last won in 2010.
In the women’s semi finals, another Rwanda player Megdne Ngabire saw off Asuman Athuman of Tanzania 6-0, 6-3, while Zimbabwe’s Fadzai Nawisire, who has also promised to win the title, beat Kenya’s Shuffa Changawa 6-1, 6-2.
The event supported by Nile Breweries Limited and Housing Finance Bank will climax on Saturday with cash prizes awaiting the best players.