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 is underway on Tuesday at Peponi School, Ruiru.
Nyberg, 19, faces qualifier Vibhasree Gowda from India in the first spherical at 9 am while Nkatha, 20, takes on Manuella Maria Nyonda from Gabon duel that starts offevolved at 10 am.
Kenya’s pinnacle-ranked players 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 while Shariff meets Brazilian Borges Galvao in the major draw. This presents 32 players. On Monday, three other Kenyans, Roselida Asumwa, Alicia Owegi, and Shania Gadhia, were dumped inside the qualifying round.
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 a.m.
Kenyan tennis players were bundled out in the women’s World Tennis Tour qualifying round, which served off the day before this at the Peponi School in Ruiru.
Alica Owegi misplaced 6-2, 6-1 to Julia Konishi of Brazil, while Rosehilda Asumwa was 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 is 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 to 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 difficult. I will use my home advantage to give her a run for her cash. I will strive as much as I can to stay calm, play every ball on merit, and play my style,” she stated. Nkatha will face it off with Manuella Nyonda from Gabon, with Nyabera fighting it with Indian Vibhasree Gowda. Nkatha remained cool after the draw, announcing she would not be under any strain in opposition to Nyonya.
“I am equipped. I 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 under any strain. I want to experience myself and 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 was about to research, she could give it an awesome fight. Fatima will be the last Kenyan in the movement as she prepares to stand Brazilian Borges Galvao.
Assume that her component attributed her defeat to headaches minutes before she served off her health. Within the first round, Kenya will bank on Angela Okutoyi, Faith Nyabera, Fatiya Shariff, and Judith Nkatha. 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.