By Abdellatif Sharaa
KUWAIT: Kuwait 21st International Tennis Federation (ITF) Juniors Tournament for boys and girls (J30 ALZAHRA) was concluded under the patronage of President of Kuwait and Arab Tennis Federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdallah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The tournament was held from 6th until 12th February 2023 at Kuwait Tennis Federation courts at Sheikh Jaber Al-Abdallah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah International Tennis Complex. 19 girls from 13 countries and 48 boys from 20 countries participated in the event.
The final match was attended by the Swiss Ambassador to Kuwait Dr Tiziano Balmelli and Secretary General of Arab and Kuwait Tennis Federations Faleh Al-Otaibi. Results of the tournament were as follows: Girls Singles – Winner: Mariella Gelbke (Germany); Runner up: Nawal Youssef (Canada).
Boys Singles – Winner: Massimo Pizzigoni (Italy); Runner up: Oscar Rashed (Switzerland). Girls Doubles – Winners: Lea Lebo (Croatia) + Zara Stipcevic (Croatia); Runner up: Jannat Chiripal (India) and Nawal Youssef (Canada). Boys Doubles – Winners: Maxwell Lindstedt (Sweden) and Massimo Pizzigoni (Italy); Runner up: Alex Bergomi (Switzerland) and Oscar Rashed (Switzerland).