Okoye explained that the match, a good way to be staged in stages, will terrify building up ahead of the African Games slated from August 23 to September three in Casablanca, Morocco.
Faith Nyabera and Judith Nkatha will be the first Kenyans to take to the courts when the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Women’s Tour receives underway on Tuesday at Peponi School, Ruiru.
Nyberg, 19, faces qualifier Vibhasree Gowda from India in the first spherical at 9 am whilst Nkatha, 20, takes on Manuella Maria Nyonda from Gabon duel that starts offevolved at 10 am.
Kenya’s pinnacle ranked player Angela Okutoyi, 15, and Fatima Shariff, 15, will take to the courts on Wednesday for their first spherical outings.
Okutoyi could be up against Demi Tran from the Netherlands at the same time as Shariff meets Brazilian Borges Galvao within the major draw this is presenting 32 players. Three other Kenyans, Roselida Asumwa, Alicia Owegi, and Shania Gadhia, have been dumped out inside the qualifying round on Monday.
Asumwa lost to Deeksha Manju Prasad in immediate sets of 6-zero, 6-1 even as a hamstring injury knocked out Gadhia to look Gowda earn a walkover.
Owego gave a great account of herself earlier than bowing out to Brazilian Julia Konishi. India’s Mahak Jain, ranked 577th through ITF, is the tournament’s pinnacle seed, and could face Paulina Jastrzebska, ranked 885, within the first round these days, beginning at 10 am.
Kenyan tennis players were bundled out in the qualifying round of the women’s World Tennis Tour, which served off the day before this on the Peponi School in Ruiru.
Alica Owegi misplaced 6-2, 6-1 to Julia Konishi of Brazil whilst Rosehilda Asumwa changed into bundled out via India’s Manju Prasad 6-0, 6-0 slightly after 35 mins of play. Shania Kaur handed a walkover to India’s Vibhasree Gowda due to a hamstring injury on her left foot.
Owego has herself in charge of her loss after failing to capitalize on the numerous possibilities that came her way in the complete fit.
“I think I gave out the sport. I changed into in maximum instances getting near in breaking apart, but alongside the manner, I slacked, and she (Konishi) took benefit and surged ahead,” Owego stated.
“I don’t understand tons approximately my opponent; however, I anticipate it to be a difficult one. I will use my home advantage to give her a run for her cash. I will strive as lots as I can to stay calm and play every ball on merit and play my own style,” she stated. Nkatha will face it off with Manuella Nyonda from Gabon, with Nyabera fighting it out with Indian Vibhasree Gowda. Nkatha remained cool after the draw, announcing she will now not be under any strain in opposition to Nyonya.
“I am equipped. I even have labored tough to be right here, and I am geared up to present my high-quality. However, I will not try to place myself beneath any strain. I want to experience myself, and I wager I have nothing to lose,” Nkatha stated. Nyabera turned into an additional upbeat of a terrific display, announcing that although it became a tournament wherein, she is about to research, she can give it an awesome fight. Fatima will be the last Kenyan in movement as she prepares to stand Brazilian Borges Galvao.
Assume on her component attributed her defeat to headache mins before she served off her healthy. Kenya will now bank on Angela Okutoyi, Faith Nyabera, Fatiya Shariff, and Judith Nkatha within the first round. They release a marketing campaign for the Sh1.5 million prize cash on provide. Okutoyi, who got a wildcard into the occasion, will warfare it out with Tran Demi from the Netherlands in shape she expects to be hard.