The first set ended up on a tie-breaker
and Bencic claimed the set by 7-6(5).
However, the duo was separated by the tie-breaker
that gave Oathotse an urge over his opponent bagging the gold medal.
Whether the fighting spirit and confidence exhibited in the tie-breaker
could be the much needed ingredient to end a seven-year hiatus from the Africa Games remains to be seen, as the point claimed by Uganda means Kenya has a mountain to climb in its upcoming fixtures against Rwanda and Egypt.
In the 18 and Under Boys Division, Sam Davith, from Holybaby Orphanage, was unseeded and went on to defeat No1 seed Khleang Ponlok, from Phnom Penh, 3-6, 6-3 and 10-6 in the third set match tie-breaker
Holding their serves, both tied at 6-6 to force a tie-breaker
The pair, however, revamped in the doubles, coming back to win the first set in a tie-breaker
and strangled the Ugandans 7-6 (6),6-1.
At the tie-breaker
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The Chan sisters took a 4-0 lead at the beginning of the first set but their Japanese-Russian rival came from behind to force a tie-breaker
before the Taiwanese duo managed to secure a 7-6 (2) victory.
At the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on Thursday, the Russian needed a second set tie-breaker
to move into the semi-finals of the F6 event with a fine 6-3, 7-6(1) victory over Alexander Lazarov.
The Boys Under-12 final turned out to be a tough battle as Praneeth showed fighting qualities to edge past Rohan Sebastian 8-7 (7-3) in the tie-breaker
for the title.
At Sparta there was a two-way tie between Chester and Sparta 181-181 forcing the tie-breaker
. Chester's Jarrett James won the tie-breaker
to give the YellowJackets the victory.
Open final was in 2016, when he began his showdown with Stan Wawrinka by winning the first-set tie-breaker
only to surrender the next three sets.