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PHOTOS: Rwandese Gasigwa Wins Uganda Open

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Zimbwmbwe’s Mawisire (Women Singles Winner) recieves her plaque and trophy from UOC President William Blick


Women Singles

F. Mawisire (Zimb) bt I. Megane (Rwda) 6-2, 6-1

Zimbabwean Fadzai Mawisire in Action


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Veterans Singles

J. Oduke bt J. Bayego 6-1, 6-4

ULTA President, Cedric Babu (In black) follows action at Kampala Club


Men doubles

Mugabe/Ruyange bt Habyambere/Nkunda 7-6(6), 4-6, 7-6(3)

Brothers Junior Ruyange and Duncan Mugabe claimed the Men’s doubles


Mixed doubles

Muyanja/Mawisire bt Kibet/Keter 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Jean Cluade Gasigwa celebrates


Gasigwa played comfortably from start to finish to win his second Uganda Open Men Singles title with a 6-4, 6-1 demolition of Diue-Donne Habyambere at Kampala Club on Saturday.


In a showdown between Rwanda’s best tennis players, the second seeded Gasigwa overpowered his country man with a ruthless display, breaking him twice in each set to seal a victory in less than two hours.

Dieu-Donne Habyambere was the losig Finalist in the Mens Singles


The Rwandese right-hander who won his maiden Uganda Open title at Lugogo back in 2009, the only time in recent years when no Ugandan featured in a Uganda Open Singles finals, by beating Kenyan Francis Rugoi.


Gasigwa who controversially eliminated Uganda’s Duncan Mugabe at the semifinals on Friday in a drama-filled contest when 2011 Uganda Open winner Duncan Mugabe was driven ‘mad’ by two controversial calls by umpire Henry Kiiza; kicking the racket, punching the air and throwing a tantrum while Gasigwa threatened to quit the tournament to the awe of the officials and supporters.


Gasigwa ultimately beat Mugabe 6-4 7-6 (8-6) to progress to the final.

Duncan Mugabe was Eliminated in the Semis by Rwanda’s Gasigwa


Diue-Donne Habyambere was a 6-3, 6-3 conqueror of defending champion David Oringa in the semi-finals on Friday.


Zimbabwean overcame Rwandese Ingabire Megane 6-2, 6-1 to clinch the 2013 Women Singles title.

Coach John Oduke won the Veterans Singles

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