Tennis team falters at junior championships

Leungo Monnayo returns against Mozambique's Ana Vasilis during the Junior Tennis Tournament on Saturday. Monnayo won 3- 6, 6- 4, 10- 2. PIC KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
Leungo Monnayo returns against Mozambique's Ana Vasilis during the Junior Tennis Tournament on Saturday. Monnayo won 3- 6, 6- 4, 10- 2. PIC KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

The Botswana junior team failed to impress at the ITF/ CAT Southern African Junior Championships, which ended on Saturday at the Notwane tennis courts walking away without a single medal.

The local players failed to reach a single final in all the three age groups, Under-12, 14 and 16.

The pair of Thato Madikwe and Tshegofatso Tsiang tried to stage a winning battle when they progressed to the quarter finals of the girls Under-14 doubles but cam unstuck against Zimbabwe, losing 6-2,6-1. However, Botswana managed to win matches to determine their positions in respective age groups.

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