Kenya women's and Tanzania men's wheelchair tennis singles teams on Sunday respectively qualified for the Wheelchair Tennis World Cup scheduled for May in Italy during the PNB Paribus African World Team Qualifiers held in Nairobi.
Phoebe Masika won her match against Lucy Shirima 6-2, 6-3 whereas her counterpart Jane Ndenga beat her opponent, Rehema Selemani 7-5, 7-5 to book Kenya a ticket to the World Cup.
In the men's category, Kenya's Collins Omondi beat Tanzania's Juma Hamisi 6-2, 7-5 but Peter Munuve lost to Navatus Temba from Tanzania 0-6, 2-6.
This forced the quartet to play in the doubles to determine the men's slot, which was won by Tanzania 6-3, 6-1.
The eight teams that took part in the event are Cameroon, Egypt, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and Tanzania.
Seventh seed Richard Gasquet recorded his 20th match win of the season on Tuesday by beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and 12 minutes at The Championships. He will next play Marcel Granollers or Victor Estrella Burgos in the second round.
Kenya has won the team title of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) 2016 Eastern African Junior Circuit. The tournament, which ended on Saturday at Nairobi Club, saw home players win three out of five final matches they played in to reclaim the overall team title from Burundi who finished in second, followed by Seychelles in the week-long event which attracted eight nations.