Saurombe makes history

United States-based junior tennis player, Ronzai Saurombe, is revelling in his history-making performance in the recent national colleges tournament.

Ronzai Saurombe and partner.
Ronzai Saurombe and partner.

The 18-year-old, who recently secured a long-term scholarship at the Seward County Community College, and his El Salvador-born partner, Jose Alejandro Gonzalez, made history at the weekend and became the first “Saints” to win a national championship.

Despite being the lowest-seeded team in the field, the pair cruised to the title match, where they had no problem dispatching third seeds Alec Bessinger and Adrien Varenne from Fresno City College.

The Zimbabwean and his partner won 6-4 6-2 to capture the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Junior College Doubles title in Liberal, Kansas City.

“My career is going all good here and can only get better,” the Mutare-born player said, confident that he and his partner will bring home another championship this weekend.

Saurombe, the double handed backhand specialist who started playing the game at the age of eight, joined the United States-based college popularly known as the Saints two months ago. The rising star, who is seeded the second-best Zimbabwean junior player, previously had a stint at the Manicaland Tennis Academy (Mantas) in his hometown and the International Tennis Federation Academy in Pretoria, South Africa.

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