Sports - Tennis
  • Tunisian Haythem Abid wins Junior Arab Tennis Champion
    12 august 2003 19:05:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian national, Haythem Abid won the junior Arab tennis champion title during the competition last weekend in Casablanca, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

  • South Africans dominate ITF Masters Tourney in Nigeria
    07 august 2003 18:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The South African pair of Wesley Whitehouse and Pietrus Meyer Thursday won the doubles event at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Masters Tournament in Lagos, after beating Loglo Komlavi of Togo and Arnaud Segodo from Benin 6-3, 6-3. Full text...

  • South Africa's Whitehouse wins ITF Tennis Tourney
    04 august 2003 12:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Wesley Whitehouse of South Africa at the weekend in Lagos beat compatriot Pietrus Meyer 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 to win the singles event of the Nigerian leg of the West African ITF Satellite Tennis tournament. Full text...

  • Day 5 Results of Cotonou Satellite Tennis Tournament
    25 july 2003 20:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Armand Sègodo and South Africa's W. Full text...

  • Day 3 Results of Cotonou Satellite Tennis Tourney
    24 july 2003 13:52:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the results of the third day of the West Africa Satellite tennis tournament's second stage played at Cotonou Amitie stadium Wednesday: Seniors' singles: -Armand Sègodo (Benin) defeats Javier Ferrin (Argentina) : (7-5),(6-3). Full text...

  • Results of 2nd day of Benin Satellite tennis tourney
    22 july 2003 21:52:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are the results of the second day of the West Africa Satellite Tennis Tournament's second stage being played at Stade Amitie in Cotonou: Seniors' singles Armand Sègodo (Benin) d. Full text...

  • Results of West African Satellite Tournament in Cotonou
    21 july 2003 23:04:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are the results of day one of the second stage of the West African Satellite Tennis Tournament played at Cotonou's Amitie Stadium on Monday: Seniors' Singles Thompson Adam (NZL) d. Full text...

  • Benin to host West Africa's Satellite Tennis Tournament
    18 july 2003 10:13:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's economic capital of Cotonou will from 21 to 27 July host the second stage of the West Africa Satellite Tennis Tournament, official sources have said. Full text...

  • Tunisia stays firm in Europe/Africa Zone Davis Cup
    14 july 2003 21:21:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia assured its maintenance in Group II of the Europe/Africa zone of the tennis Davis cup for 2004 after winning four victories against one defeat to Ghana. Full text...

  • ITF orders Zimbabwe to travel to Israel
    12 june 2003 18:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Thursday dismissed Zimbabwe's security fears and ordered the southern African country to honour its Euro-Africa Zone tie with Israel in July. Full text...

  • Three Gabonese head for world table tennis championship
    16 may 2003 21:07:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Three Gabonese table-tennis players, Leandre Edemessi, Patrick Nzoghe and Souleymane Diop are due in Paris (France) for the world championship billed to run 19 through 25 May, the Gabonese Table Tennis Federation (FEGATT) indicated Friday. Full text...

  • Morocco's Aynaouni is world's 8th best tennis player
    14 april 2003 17:45:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Younès El Aynaoui, runners-up in Sunday's final of the 19th Hassan II Grand Prix is the world's eighth best tennis player, according to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranking. Full text...

  • France's Boutter wins 19th Hassan II Tennis Grand Prix
    13 april 2003 19:33:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- French player Julien Boutter Sunday in Casablanca defeated Moroccan title holder Younes El Aynaoui 6-2, 2-6 and 6-1, to win the 19th Hassan II Tenis Grand Prix. Full text...

  • Update on Hassan II Tennis Grand Prix
    11 april 2003 07:25:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- Following are results of the 4th round (8th finals) of the US$400,000 Hassan II Tennis Grand Prix played Thursday in Casablanca, 100 km south of Rabat: Nicolas Massu (China) beat Zeljko Krayan (Croatia): 2-6, 6-1, 6- 4; Younes El Aynaoui (Morocco) beat Magnus Norman (Sweden) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; Federico Browne (Argentina) beat Franco Squillari (Argentina) 1-6, 7-6 (12-10), 6-4; and Dominik Hrbaty (Slovenia) beat Attila Savolt (Hungary) 6-3, 6-2. Full text...

  • Slovenia beat Ghana 4-1 in Davis Cup-tie
    06 april 2003 20:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Slovenia on Sunday beat Ghana 4-1 in the Euro-Africa Zone Two Davis Cup tennis match played at the Centre Court of the Accra Sports Stadium. Full text...

  • Slovenia beats Ghana, takes 2-1 lead in Davis Cup
    05 april 2003 20:37:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Slovenia on Saturday beat Ghana in straight sets in their doubles encounter of the Davis Cup tie to take a 2-1 lead. Full text...

  • Slovenians see weather as major threat in Davis tie with Ghana
    03 april 2003 19:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Andrej Jeras, manager of the Slovenian Davis Cup team scheduled to play their Ghanaian counterparts in a Euro-Africa Zone Two tie this weekend, has admitted his team has the added challenge of adjusting quickly to Accra's hot, humid weather. Full text...

  • Hassan II Grand Prix kicks off Saturday in Casablanca
    02 april 2003 13:33:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The 19th edition of the Hassan II tennis Grand Prix kicks off 5-13 April in Casablanca, 100km south of Rabat, attracting 25 players rated among the world's top 100. Full text...

  • Swaziland to host Junior International Tennis tournament
    26 february 2003 13:55:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has awarded Swaziland the right to host the Under-18 Junior African Circuit next year, the Swazi Tennis Association (STA) Chief Executive, Maxwell Jele, has announced. Full text...

  • Nigeria hosts international tennis tourney
    17 february 2003 13:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The revived Ogbe Hardcourt International tennis championship kicked off in Nigeria's midwestern Benin City Monday, with more than 120 players from over two dozen countries participating. Full text...

  • International tennis tourney opens Feb. 22 in Cotonou
    11 february 2003 18:23:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- About 100 tennis players from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Togo will take part in the second edition of the International Open tournament, scheduled for 22 February to 2 March in Cotonou, sports sources said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tennis enthusiasts moan Nigeria's Davis Cup loss
    11 february 2003 16:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's failure to advance from the recently-concluded Euro-African Zone Four Davis Cup Tennis tournament, which it hosted in Lagos, has continued to puzzle followers of the game in the country. Full text...

  • Djibouti, Uganda flop at Davis Cup, suffer downgrade
    10 february 2003 13:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Djibouti and Uganda have been downgraded from the Euro-Africa Zone 4 of the Davis Cup tennis tournament, after their teams finished at the bottom of a five-day zone tournament in Lagos, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Benin, Togo win Davis Cup tournament
    10 february 2003 11:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Benin and Togo have been promoted to the Euro-African zone group three of the Davis Cup tennis tournament, after they emerged as overall winners in the five-day contest which ended in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday. Full text...

  • Four African nations in Davis Cup tennis contest
    09 february 2003 11:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Togo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Benin are contesting for the top two positions at the Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group IV tournament ending in Lagos Sunday. Full text...

  • Benin leads in Davis Cup despite loss to Senegal
    08 february 2003 15:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Benin's winning streak in the ongoing Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group 4 tennis tournament was broken Friday when its doubles team lost to Senegal. Full text...

  • Moroccan ousts world's best from Australian tennis tourney
    20 january 2003 16:00:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan tennis player Younes El Aynaoui on Monday beat Australian Lleyton Hewitt, in the last round to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Full text...

  • Moroccan El Aynaoui enters Doha Open semi-finals
    02 january 2003 21:51:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan tennis star Younes El Aynaoui on Thursday qualified for the semi-finals of the Doha Open, an ATP event which has been allocated one million dollars. Full text...

  • El Aynaoui reaches quarterfinals in Doha Open
    02 january 2003 13:07:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan tennis player Younes El Aynaoui is through to the quarterfinals of the Doha Open, an ATP event with a million US dollars in prize money. Full text...

  • West African Junior Tennis tournament ends in Cotonou
    02 january 2003 11:11:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The West African Under-18 Tennis circuit ended in Cotonou, Benin Tuesday with Mohammed Salifu of Ghana beating Shehu Lawal of Nigeria (3-7/7-6/6-4) to clinch the boys' singles title. Full text...

  • 4th round of Cotonou tennis tournament
    31 december 2002 12:12:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are results of the fourth round of the junior tennis circuit in Cotonou, played Monday: Boys singles: Mohammed Salifou (Ghana) beat Idoko Candy (Nigeria) 6-4/6-1. Full text...

  • Ivorian wins West African Tennis tournament in Cotonou
    14 december 2002 16:52:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ivorian N'Goran Claude Saturday in Cotonou beat Armand Sègodo of Benin in two straight sets (6-4/6-3) in the junior male singles final, second phase of the West African international Tennis tournament. Full text...

  • Results of West African tennis tourney
    12 december 2002 19:56:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are results of Day 4 encounters at the West African International Tennis tourney underway in Cotonou: In the quarterfinals (single): N'Goran Claude (Côte d'Ivoire)-Daïro Toyin (Niger): 6-1/6-1 Jeguedé Sunday (Nigeria)-Ilesanmi Ibukun (Nigeria): 6-2/6-0/6-2 Otu Gabriel (Nigeria)-Agbodeka Jean (Benin): 6-3/3-6/6-3 Pognon Christophe (Bénin)-Otu Gabriel (Nigeria): 6-1/3-1 Sègodo Armand (Benin)-Maku Xunday (Nigeria): 6-1/6-4 In the semi-finals (double), N'Goran Claude (Nigeria) and Dabire Sansan (Burkina Faso) beat Daïro Toyin (Niger) and Out Gabriel (Nigeria) 6-3/6-4, while Gandonou Alphonse (Benin) and Ndiaye Daouda (Senegal) beat Jeguede Sunday (Nigeria) and Ayodéji Ayayi (Nigeria) 6-3/1-6/6-3. Full text...

  • International tennis tourney under way in Kigali
    02 december 2002 23:32:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A six-day international tennis tourney opened here Monday with about 50 players from 15 countries taking part. Full text...

  • Switzerland ousts Morocco from Davis Cup
    23 september 2002 09:53:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco has exited from the Davis Cup world group after losing a decider to Switzerland 2-3 at the end of the third round played Sunday in Casablanca. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe crushes out of Davis World Cup tennis
    22 september 2002 17:46:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Sunday crushed out of the elite World Group tennis tournament after losing 4-1 on aggregate to Belgium in qualifying matches played here at the weekend. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe loses 2-0 to Belgium in tennis tie
    20 september 2002 19:19:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Host Zimbabwe crushed 2-0 to Belgium Friday in the first two tennis singles matches of the Davis Cup World Group qualifying tie. Full text...

  • Benin tennis championship results
    15 september 2002 13:52:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are results of the second round in Benin's 2002 tennis championships played last Friday in Cotonou: Under-17 Boys: Houngbo Marc (Atlantique) beat N'Po Ferdinand (Atacora) 6-0, 6-0; Sègodo Tundé (Atlantique) beat Somakpo André (Ouémé) 6-2, 6-0; Lokossou Kodjo (Atlantique) beat Lokossou Christophe (same club) 6-1, 6-2; Hounkpèvi Ignace (Ouémé) beat Adikpéto Mathias (Atlantique)6-3, 2-6, 6-2; Codjo Michel (Atlantique) beat Ahognimètché Ruben (Mono) 6-1, 6- 0. Full text...

  • Morocco braces for decider in tennis against Switzerland
    12 september 2002 23:24:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The three musketeers of Moroccan tennis - Younès El Aynaoui, Hicham Arazi and Karim Alami - will form the national team to play their Swiss counterparts in a decider match, in the Davis Cup, scheduled 20-22 September in Casablanca. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone's Under 14 tennis player brings home gold medal
    03 september 2002 23:52:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Tennis player Hindolo Karim of the Sierra Leone Muslim Brotherhood Secondary School has returned home with a Gold Medal from the West/Central African Tennis Championship co-hosted by Ghana and Togo. Full text...

  • Indian wins Nigerian Tennis tourney
    02 september 2002 19:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Number six seed Megha Vakharia of India, has won the Heineken Women's Futures 1 Tennis tournament in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos, beating unseeded South African Michelle Snyman 7-5, 6-1 in the final Sunday. Full text...

  • South African Wins Heineken Tennis Tournament
    25 august 2002 13:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Number three seed Johan Du Randt of South African Saturday won the second stage of the 15,000-dollar Heineken Men's Futures tennis championship in Lagos, defeating unseeded Chris Lewis of Britain 6-4, 7-6 in the finals. Full text...

  • Unseeded Briton Wins Stage 1 Of Heineken Tennis Tournament
    17 august 2002 17:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unseeded Justin Layne of Britain Saturday won the first stage of the 15,000-dollar Heineken Tennis Championship in Lagos, beating fourth-seeded Johan Du Randt of South Africa 6-4,7-5 to clinch the men's singles title. Full text...

  • International Tennis Championship opens in Lagos
    12 august 2002 17:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The International "Heineken Tennis Championship," sponsored by Nigeria Breweries Plc, started in Lagos Monday with 32 players from 17 countries participating. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe ranked top tennis playing nation in Africa
    17 april 2002 09:27:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- After a string of recent victories over tough opponents, Zimbabwe has deposed Morocco as the top tennis-playing nation in Africa. Full text...

  • Morocco's El Aynaoui wins Hassan II Tennis Grand Prix
    16 april 2002 22:24:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan Younes El Ayanoui has won the Hassan II Grand Prix in tennis with a prize of 381,000 US dollars, after beating Argentina Guillermo Canas in three sets (3-6, 6-3, 6-2) Sunday at the Al-Amal sports complex in Casablanca. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe wallops Belarus in Davis Cup
    07 april 2002 18:22:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe triumphed 4-1 over Belarus in a Euro-Africa Zone Group I Davis Cup tennis tie, which ended in Harare Sunday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe beats Belarus in Davis Cup tie
    06 april 2002 19:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Saturday took a 2-1 lead over Belarus on the second day of a Davis Cup Euro-Africa Zone Group One tie, after the host's doubles team beat the visitors from the former Soviet Republic. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe, Belarus draw 1-1 in Davis Cup Tennis
    05 april 2002 21:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe and the former Soviet Republic of Belarus Friday drew 1-1 on the first day of their Euro-African Zone Group games in the Davis Cup Tennis tournament. Full text...

  • Swaziland withdraws from Zimbabwe Tennis Open
    04 april 2002 16:58:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland has withdrawn its participation in the Zimbabwe Tennis Open Scheduled 20 April in Harare, Zimbabwe due to shortage of funds. Full text...

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