United States of America (USA) based Malawian junior tennis gem Chisomo Lumeta continues to make a name on the global scene having recently been named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tennis player of the week.
According to NJCAA website, www.njcaa.org Lumeta earned the accolade after registering victory in men’s tennis USA Inter–University Regional-2 Spring championship.
The ratings are for the week beginning March 21 to 27.
Featured in men’s Seminole University team, the week’s record indicate that Lumeta claimed 7-5, 6-2 wins over J. Castro of Cowley Country University and 6-4, 6-2 against D. Comez from Collin University in singles.
“It is good to be named the NJCAA National Player of the Week in men’s tennis. I thank my coaches for the support,” Lumeta told The Nation in a Facebook correspondence on Monday.
Malawi national tennis coach Thompson Mtengula said he is not surprised with such good results from Lumeta as the player has always been a hard worker.
Lawn Tennis Association of Malawi (Ltam) president Titani Muwalo said it was a life time opportunity for Lumeta.
“He is the first Malawian tennis athlete to achieve that level, this will open doors to the up-and-coming athletes in the country,” he said.
Lumeta, 17, became a first Malawian professional tennis player after being offered a scholarship to study at Seminole State College having graduated from High Performance Centre in Morocco in 2014.
Initially, Lumeta made a name and won the first scholarship in 2009 at the age of 12 after dominating the Southern Africa Junior Circuit held in Pretoria, South Africa where he won two gold medals in three tournaments.n