|Davis Matanda In Action|
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
New Sadili-Kibera Talent Earns ITF/CAT Award For Kenya
Davis Matanda powered his way through to the Boys U12 singles quarterfinals of the ITF/CAT KIA Motors Junior Competitions in Mahe, Seychelles, trouncing Denzel Laporte 6-0 6-0. His team mate, Antony Hoka followed suite, easily flying past Arnold Mein (Seychelles) 6-1 6-1 to set up a quarterfinal match against Reunion Number 2 and third seed, Samuel Verbard, where he lost 6-0 6-0.
Matanda later played against Seychelles number 2 and fourth seed Shaun Andriamaro, losing in a long tough quarterfinal match that was not reflected in the final scores, 1-6, 1-6. Both boys finally settled on position 7 (David) and 8 (Antony).
Davis and Antony partnered to beat Noah Jean-Louis/Christian Payet (Seychelles) 6-3 6-2 to reach the boys doubles semi-finals, where they met Damien/Shaun (sey), losing 1-6, 3-6. They then went on to overpower Seychelles to win Kenya their first bronze medal of the boys under 12s this year.
The boys singles champion was Damien Laporte (Sey), who neat favourite Cement Esparon 6-1, 6-2, while Samuel Verbard (Reunion) dispensed of Shaun Andriamaro (Sey) 6-0 6-1 to life the bronze medal.