The 19-year-old ace will be pursuing both tennis and school work, after enrolling at the Eastern Arizona College.
Chawafambira, who has been part of the Mantas Tennis Academy for six years, said she had high hopes of turning professional. She is set to join a host of other Mutare-born players,who went through Mantas Tennis Academy and have since enrolled with different institutions of higher learning in the USA.
She paid tribute to Ann Martins, the founder and benefactor of the academy, who initiated the deal.
“It is unfortunate that she (Martin) has been left to fight a lone battle in the development of players that came through the ranks of the tennis academy. “I really want to thank the Martins family for the good work that they are doing in the development of the game of tennis here in Mutare,” Chawafambira added.
Takudzwa Muswere, Taremeredzwa Mariga, Sibusiso Ndimande, Glory Zhou and, recently, Ronzai Saurombe are some of the young players who have been through Mantas Tennis Academy and enrolled with different institutions of higher learning in the USA.Post published in: Sport