Teenager David Oringa completed a remarkable week for himself claiming the 2012 Castle Lite Uganda Tennis Open at the Lugogo tennis center after beating Rwanda’s Mathieu Uwizeyimana 7-5,6-4 on Saturday.
It took the Lugogo six student one hour and 14 minutes to claim the biggest prize in his career he took the first set 7-5 after battling with his rival who pushed his Ugandan opponent all over the wall breaking
Oringa three times in the first set, but a charged and partisan crowd behind him that proved a difficult factor for him.
Oringa then summarised his hard work by claiming the second set 6-4 sending the home crowd that is several national cricket players, the Naguru fraternity in a round of celebrations and ululations.
“It was a perfect way to end the week for me by claiming the Uganda Open and also avenging my defeat to Uwizeyimana recently in Nairobi,” Oringa said. “My moment has arrived and I want to dominate the scene if give the necessary sponsorship. I will be travelling to go for a tennis scholarship at the Sadili Center in Langata,Nairobi.”
Dutch inter student Renee Killaars claimed the Ladies crown beating Kenya’s Caroline Oduor 6-3,3-6,6-1 and pocketing the 1.5 million shillings.
The week long tournament attracted 90 players from Uganda,Kenya,Tanzania,Rwanda and Holland. The tournament was sponsored by Nile Breweries under their popular brand Castle Lite and Rwenzori Water and was managed by Kinetic Management Group.
Castle Lite Uganda Tennis Open
D.Oringa bt M.Uwizeyimana
R.Killaars bt C.Oduor
O.Nkunda/D.Habyembere bt C.Babu/J.Gasigwa
R.Buyinza/C.Oduor bt R.Killaars/D.Ruyange