Dzuwa out of Kenya senior championships

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Veteran professional tennis player Martin Dzuwa has pulled out of the Real Insurance Kenya Open Senior Tennis Championships which served off at Nairobi Club on Wednesday due to coaching commitments.

Dzuwa had entered the tournament which attracted players from countries such as Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

The Mufakose-born former Davis Cup player was expected to take part in the men’s singles and also partner Kenyan female player Evelyn Otula in the mixed doubles.

In an interview with NewsDay Sport on Wednesday, Dzuwa said he had decided to skip the event because of coaching commitments.

“I had entered the Kenya Open which started today (Wednesday) which would have been my first tournament since the Zim Open in December, but I had to pull out due to coaching commitments,” Dzuwa said.

“My coaching colleague at the club, Prince Madema, will be travelling with some players to South Africa for the African Junior Closed Championship and we are working hard with the kids to make sure they are well prepared.”

Top Ugandan tennis player Duncan Mugabe, the top professional tennis player in East Africa at the moment, is the defending champion at the tournament. Despite Dzuwa’s pullout, Zimbabwe is still represented in the tournament by the Kenya-based duo of Prince Nyakabau and Peter Nyamande, now coaching in the East African nation.