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Patrick Schoen and Mia Liepert excel in Ghana

Switzerland’s Patrick Schoen and Austria’s Mia Liepert confirmed their status as one of the world’s best young tennis players with stunning victories in the boys and girls singles event respectively, at the just ended first week of the Tennis Foundation Ghana Open ITF J4 in Accra.

Without dropping a set to the final, No.1 seed Schoen outclassed Canada’s Kevin-Ange Koua in a 6-2,6-2 win, which clinched a record-extending 3rd title in Ghana after winning back to back in April this year.

Koua was overwhelmed by Schoen’s rapid start and produced a despondent display as a result.

“A win here means everything for me,” said Schoen who became the first player to win three ITF Juniors titles in Ghana.

In the girls singles event, Mia Liepert also won her third title in Ghana as she delivered a crushing 6-3,6-3 defeat to Rufaro Magarira.

Mia Liepert also became the first female player to lift three singles trophies in Ghana after beating Zimbabwe’s Rufaro.

Mia Liepert took 50 minutes to win the first set and 21 more to sew up the victory. Mia Liepert finished with a forehand winner down the line on her first match point.

Meanwhile in the girls doubles, May Baranes of Israel and Ellie Blackford of Great Britain won the Tennis Foundation Ghana Open ITF J4 Accra girls doubles title after defeating Zimbabwe’s  pair  Sasha Natalie Chimedza and Tadiwanashe Eunice Mauchi 6-3,6-2.

In the boys doubles event, Anro Nel of South Africa and his partner Ange-Kevin Koua of Canada won the Tennis Foundation Ghana Open ITF J4 Accra title after overcoming Carl Holder of France and Hod’abalo isak Padio of Togo 6-3,6-4.


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