Sports - Tennis
  • Moroccan tennis star Younès El Aynaoui denies cannabis use
    24 january 2006 20:49:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's leading tennis star, Younes El Aynaoui, who plays for the Sporting Club Geovillage in Italy, has categorically denied claims that he took THC (cannabis) as alleged by the Italian sports Medicine Federation. Full text...

  • DR Congo to host 2006 African table tennis contest
    07 december 2005 23:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo will in 2006 host the 17th African Cup of Nations (CAN) in table tennis, the Secretary General of the DRC Table Tennis Association, Mathieu Mbuta, said Wednesday here. Full text...

  • Kenyans preparing for wheelchair tennis
    04 october 2005 17:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four Kenyan players will represent the country in this year's Afro-Arab wheelchair table tennis championships starting on 2 December in Egypt. Full text...

  • First round results in Benin tennis championships
    23 september 2005 11:05:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are the first round results in Benin's tennis championships played Thursday in Cotonou: Under 21 men Djomakin Romuald - Degbe Brice 2-0 Saïzonou Sourou - Sègla Romuald 2-0 Alowakinou Pascal - Malate Parfait 2-0 Segodo Nicolas - Mora Arnaud 2-0 Karim Toloutou - Okou Aristide 2-1 Houndedji Gilles - Houndelo Felix 2-0 De Campos Tunde - Agbochan Michel 2-0 Under 17 men Oketokoun Idriss - Hounsou Justin 2-0 Togbe Herve - Kpossi Benjamin 2-0 Kponou Mafou beat Baorou Fiacre (abandoned) Allowakinou Rodrigue - Honvo Thomas 2-0 De Campos Femi - Souleymane Moubarak 2-0 Djossou Roland - Boko Bovis 2-0 Yakpa Magloire - Codjo Charles 2-0 Under 14 men Zannou Rodrigue - Soundja Thomas 2-0 Ablola Arnaud - Attinkpa Belano 2-0 Fanou Romaric - Assouma Sabik 2-0 Under 12 men Djossou Bernadin - Kponou Amaziath 9-3 Tetevi Florent - Houssou Françis 9-1 Idrissou Falilou - Gandonou Romeo 9-2 Under 17 women Gandonou Bernice - Adeyemi Urielle 2-0 Ahounou Christelle - Hontongnon Frida 2-0 Houssa Lilia - Bonou Gésika 2-0 Degbe Ida - Wallis Salamath 2-0 Under 14 women Azo Léa - Ibrahim Boukaya 2-0 Nagbé Christelle - Kponou Kafilath 2- 0 N'Tcha Stéphanie - Soumanou Faridat 2-0 Full text...

  • Beninese tennis finals kick off Thursday
    22 september 2005 08:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's four-day national tennis championships kicks off Thursday at the Tennis Club of Amitie Stadium in Cotonou, a tennis official has said. Full text...

  • Georgia demotes Ghana to Euro-Africa Zone III Tennis Davis Cup
    18 july 2005 20:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Georgia beat Ghana 3-2 to send the West Africans down to the Euro-Africa Zone III Tennis Davis Cup category at the end of their extended Zone II ties at the Accra Sports Stadium Monday. Full text...

  • Rain disrupts Ghana-Georgia Davis Cup match
    17 july 2005 20:15:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The reverse singles matches between Ghana and Georgia at the ongoing Davis Cup Tennis tournament were rained off in Accra Sunday, forcing the organisers to shift the competition to Monday. Full text...

  • Georgia wins doubles, leads Ghana 2-1
    16 july 2005 18:20:00
    Accra- July 16 -- PANA - Georgia on Saturday won the doubles match by three sets to one to lead Ghana 2-1 in the Euro Africa Zone II Davis Cup match being played at the Frank Ofori Centre Court of the Accra Sports Stadium. ) Full text...

  • Georgia ties Ghana in Davis Cup
    15 july 2005 19:46:00
    Accra- July 15 -- PANA - Ghana and Georgia tied 1-1 on the opening day of their Euro Africa Zone II Davis Cup competition played Friday at the Frank Ofori Centre Court of the Ohene Gyan Sports Stadium in Accra. ) Full text...

  • Wheelchair tennis for launch in South Africa
    04 july 2005 08:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Wheelchair tennis sport will be officially launched in South Africa this year, thanks to a partnership between the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), the SA Tennis Association, Disability Sports SA and the SA Sports Association for Physically Disabled. Full text...

  • Results of Ghana's ATL table tennis league
    21 april 2005 14:54:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Akosombo Textiles Limited (ATL) Table Tennis League 5th week results: Men's Division: Ashanti Region 0 Ghana Navy 3 Winneba Club 1 Koforidua 3 Kwanyako 3 Street Academy 0 Ghana Police 3 Aflao Vilca Bamba 0 Ghana Customs 3 Swedru 0 Greater Accra 3 Ghana Universities 2 Ghana Telecom 0 GASSA 3 Tema 0 Fire Service 3 Eastern Region 0 Cape Coast 3 Women's Division: Ghana Police 3 Swedru 0 Winneba Club 3 Fire Service 0 Eastern Region 3 Ghana Universities 0 Cape Coast 3 Street Academy 0 GASSA 3 Ashanti Region 0 GCPS 3 Ghana Navy 1 Greater Accra 0 Kwanyako 3 Full text...

  • Argentine Puerta wins Hassan II tennis Grand Prix
    11 april 2005 09:38:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Argentine Mariano Puerta won the 21st edition of the Hassan II Tennis Grand Prix in Casablanca Sunday after beating compatriot Juan Monaco by 6-4, 6-1 in the 323,250 Euro prize money ATP circuit. Full text...

  • DR Congo picks squad for table tennis championship
    25 march 2005 08:09:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo Table Tennis Federation has selected in all, 19 players (six girls and 13 boys) to represent the country at the 7th Africa Under-21 table tennis championship billed for 29 March to 4 April in Casablanca, Morocco. Full text...

  • Algeria advances in Euro-Africa Davis Cup championship
    07 march 2005 16:46:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria has qualified for the next round of the Euro-African Zone (Group 2) Davis Cup tennis tournament, after beating Poland 3-2 in their singles and doubles matches concluded Monday in Algiers. Full text...

  • Finland wins Davis Cup tie against Ghana
    05 march 2005 20:01:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Finland romped into an unassailable 3-0 lead against Ghana in the Davis Cup Euro Africa Zone, Group II competition winning the doubles event here Saturday. Full text...

  • Ghana trails Finland 0-2 in Euro-Africa Davis Cup
    04 march 2005 20:15:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana lost two singles matches in the opening day of the Euro-Africa Zone Group II Davis Cup Tennis competition in Accra Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritius to host junior African tennis contest
    03 march 2005 17:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Some 164 tennis players from 27 countries will participate in the 28th junior African tennis championships from 20 TO 26 March in Mauritius, an official source said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Davis Cup match withdrawn from Cote d'Ivoire
    22 february 2005 16:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Tennis Association (FIT) has been forced to withdraw from hosting a Davis Cup contest previously slated here for 4-6 March due to insecurity, official sources said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ghana searches for African table tennis tourney squad
    17 february 2005 18:36:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has selected a six-member team to form the nucleus of the Junior Table Tennis squad to represent the country in the African Youth Championship in Morocco this year. Full text...

  • Results of Cotonou junior tennis circuit finals
    07 january 2005 09:29:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the results of the finals in the West African Junior Tennis Circuit played here Thursday. Full text...

  • West African Junior tennis circuit third round results
    05 january 2005 11:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Results of the third round of the West African Junior Tennis Circuit played Tuesday at Cotonou's Amitie Stadium are as follows: Semi-finals Men's singles: Didavi Loic (Benin) beats Nortey Michael (Ghana) (6-3 6-3). Full text...

  • Junior tennis circuit second round results
    04 january 2005 15:22:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the results of the second round of the West African Junior Tennis Circuit played Monday at the Kouhounou Amitie Stadium in Cotonou: Men's second round Singles: Didavi Loic (Benin) beats Boli Joe Joe (Togo) (6-0 6-0) Menford Owusu (Ghana) bts Razack Adeniyi (Nigeria) (7-6 6-2) Nortey Michael (Ghana) bts Alayaki Lanre (Nigeria) (6-4 5-4) Keita Beatsiekoro (Mali) bts Ka Omar (Senegal) (6-3 6-3) W. Full text...

  • Benin's Loic wins Cotonou tennis tourney
    19 december 2004 10:35:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Didavic Loic of Benin Saturday defeated his compatriot Setomey Romain 6-3, 6-4 to win the Cotonou international tennis tournament here. Full text...

  • International tennis tourney kicks off in Kigali
    27 september 2004 22:57:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A tennis tournament to determine the International Tennis Federation (ITF) rankings opened here Monday with 29 tennis men from Africa, Europe, Asia and America taking part. Full text...

  • Swazi tennis squad to participate in Chissano tourney
    22 september 2004 14:56:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- A four-member squad from the Swaziland Tennis Association leaves here next week to participate in the Joaquim Chissano Senior Challenge billed for Mozambique, an official said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • French federation props tennis in Côte d'Ivoire
    18 august 2004 20:17:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian and French Tennis Federations have signed a cooperation agreement according to which the former would get assistance from the latter, informed sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Beninese tennis player lands Qatari nationality
    05 august 2004 14:22:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's tennis player Arnaud Segodo has changed his nationality and become a Qatari citizen, a sports source in Cotonou told PANA. Full text...

  • Uganda's Davis Cup squad enters third week of training
    16 june 2004 14:21:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's tennis squad for next month's Euro/Africa Zone IV Davis Cup qualifiers enters its third week of training that will lead to a final selection for the tourney. Full text...

  • Ventura wins Casablanca tennis tourney
    23 may 2004 13:45:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Santiago Ventura of Spain has won the Casablanca tennis tournament, dominating first-seeded Slovak Dominik Hrbaty (6-3, 1-3, 6-4) here Saturday. Full text...

  • Central Africa Table Tennis Contest for Gabon Monday
    15 april 2004 13:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- About 100 players from Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Central African Republic, DR Congo and Rwanda will compete in the eighth central African table tennis contest and the first edition of the Omar Bongo Ondimba Challenge tournament scheduled here 19-23 April, organisers said. Full text...

  • Kenya, Tanzania vie for Uganda's Makerere U tennis open
    05 april 2004 16:02:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Kenya's top table tennis male and female players Sahd Gain and Rachael Kature, respectively, are vying for the Makerere University's open championship due here later this week, the sport's local authorities confirmed Monday. Full text...

  • International tennis coach trains Ivorian players
    18 march 2004 13:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The director of development for West and Central Africa for the International Tennis Federation (ITF), Achille Takpa, has arrived in Abidjan to organise a five- day training session, the local federation said. Full text...

  • Congo wins sub-regional table tennis tourney
    17 march 2004 11:35:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo has won a three-nation sub- regional table tennis tournament staged here as a prelude to the African U-21 championships billed for 29 March to 4 April in Accra, Ghana. Full text...

  • DR Congo in Africa U-17 tennis contest
    19 january 2004 15:16:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo is to participate for the first time in the African Under 17 tennis championship set for April in Egypt. Full text...

  • Ugandan tennis teenage players upbeat for upsets
    01 january 2004 14:14:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan teenage tennis players Ducan Mugabe and Sandra Kasumba are flagbearers expected to cause upsets next week when qualifiers for the 2004 Africa Junior tennis championships get underway in South Africa. Full text...

  • Tennis coaches train in Nouakchott
    20 december 2003 17:03:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A camp to train 20 candidates to first grade tennis coaches has opened in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital. Full text...

  • Ghana on course for Abuja Games table tennis semi-finals
    07 october 2003 14:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana's teenage table tennis player Nana Yaw Boateng survived a stiff challenge Tuesday from South African Shaun Jones to win the robber and the match for Ghana in a team match at the Lungi Barracks. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe leads Italy 3-0 in Davis Cup
    20 september 2003 21:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean tennis pair Kevin Ullyett and Wayne Black beat their Italian counterparts 7-6, 6-2, 6-4 Saturday in Harare, in the ongoing Euro-Africa Zone Davis Cup series. Full text...

  • Morocco leads Britain 2-1 in Davis Cup
    20 september 2003 19:46:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco lost one point to Britain Saturday in the Davis Cup playoff, but still leads 2-1 after Hicham Arazi and Mounir El Aarej gave in to British pair Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 6-4 in the doubles. Full text...

  • Morocco lead Britain 2-0 in Davis Cup
    20 september 2003 12:10:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan tennis team lead Britain 2-0 after the first day of their play-off matches in the Davis Cup qualifying series. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe beats Italy in Davis Cup tennis tie
    19 september 2003 20:18:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe on Friday beat Italy 2-0 in the opening encounter of the Euro-Africa Zone Davis Cup tennis tie in Harare, the capital. Full text...

  • Kenya axes lawn tennis squad from All-Africa Games
    19 september 2003 16:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has dropped the lawn tennis squad from its contingent to next month's All-Africa Games in Nigeria following wrangles among officials of the sport. Full text...

  • Morocco to meet Britain in Davis Cup weekend ties
    18 september 2003 17:42:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco will meet Great Britain in a weekend serial beginning Friday in Casablanca, 100 km south of here, in a Davis Cup tennis world group qualifier. Full text...

  • Morocco's El Aynaoui is 19th in ATP ranking
    16 september 2003 19:11:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan tennis star Younes El Aynaoui is 19th in the current ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) ranking, after reaching the quarter-finals in the US Open. Full text...

  • Cameroon's Mbarga demoted as zone III tennis head
    11 september 2003 18:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroun (PANA) -- The African Lawn-Tennis Confederation (CAT) has nullified the election of Cameroon's Victor Hugo Mbarga Mbarga as head of zone III due to irregularities, authorised sources told PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Burkinabe wins integration tennis contest
    03 september 2003 19:05:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's Sansan Dabiré has won the third integration tennis tournament that featured players from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) 29-31 August. Full text...

  • Madagascar wins gold medal in tennis at Indian Ocean Games
    01 september 2003 20:07:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Malagasy tennis team snatched the gold medal Monday in Petit Camp (Phoenix) at the Indian Ocean Island Games holding in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Malagasy wins gold medal in tennis at Indian Ocean Games
    01 september 2003 20:06:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Malagasy tennis team snatched the gold medal Monday in Petit Camp (Phoenix) at the Indian Ocean Island Games holding in Mauritius. Full text...

  • UEMOA Tennis tournament opens in Ouagadougou Friday
    28 august 2003 12:19:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The third Integration Tennis Tournament involving players from the eight West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) countries, opens in the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou Friday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean wins ITF circuit in Nigeria
    25 august 2003 12:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Genius Chidzikwe of Zimbabwe at the weekend beat Sanon Valentine of Cote d'Ivoire in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6, to win the singles title of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit in Lagos. Full text...

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