St. Andrews Senior School hosts Tennis Tournament

St Andrew’s Senior School hosted a two day tennis tournament from 12th to 13th November. Saturday morning was abuzz with 29 students from 11 guest schools gracing the tennis courts. Some of the visiting schools were Jalaram Academy, Kisumu Boys High School, Highway High School, Kisumu Day High School and Shah Lalji Nangpar. The Turi team was represented by 10 girls and 9 boys.

In classic Turi fashion, snacks and refreshments were in ample supply for the contestants. A homely camping area had also been prepared beforehand for the guests. “The camp site was lovely and we really enjoyed the hospitality”, said one of the visitors! Exciting prizes had also been set aside for the players. In addition to participation certificates, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals glistened in the morning sun, waiting to be won.
The games kicked off at 9:00am prompt with a burst of enthusiasm and energy. Oluwamurewa Fagun came third in the under 17, group A round robin that had Swabir Chaudry from Jalaram Academy taking top position with 3 wins and 12 points. Michael Mcharo was third in the group B with Samson Owiti from Kisumu Day High School taking the lead.
In his maiden tournament and first ever semi-final match, Anthony of Turi was relegated to play for third position after losing to Sabwir in a match that saw them exchange long rallies in the hot scorching sun. Anthony Kibogo took the third position after defeating Samson Owiti from Kisumu Day High School in another thrilling three setter match. Antony Mwendwa from Highway High School however took the under 17 gold medal!
The boys under 15 event attracted the most participants. In the first semi finals, Sean Mwaniki defeated Shah Lalji’s Khush, to set up a tough final match against Noble Mungu from Nyabondo Boys High School. The latter had earlier dispatched Turi’s Michael Ohonde 4-2, 4-0. Sean later would go on to take the silver medal after losing to Noble Mungu in the finals.
The girls under 17 round robin draw was also action packed with Maria Etiang of Turi achieving a whopping 4 wins and 16 points! Jirreh Sengeri also of Turi secured 3 wins and 15 points. St Andrew’s School was propelled further into the limelight when Mueni Mutinda closed the medals hunt in position three with 2 wins and 14 points.
Oluwadamilola Salami was the sole semi finalist from St Andrew’s School in the girls under 15 event. She however lost to Hetal Shah from Shah Lalji, who would become the overall tournament winner.