Kenyan professional Tennis player Angella has announced her move to the US to pursue her Tennis career and higher education.
Angella Okutoyi secures a full-time scholarship at Auburn University in Alabama, US
The Wimbledon junior Grand Slam champion who secured a Tennis scholarship at Auburn University said she’s super excited to continue her Tennis Career and education at the second-largest university in Alabama.
Okutoyi wrote on Twitter;
“Super excited to announce that I will be continuing my tennis career and education at Auburn University! Thanks to my family, coaches, friends and everyone who helped me along the way! #wareagle”
Angella Okutoyi Milestones
2022 has been a great year for Okutoyi who attained several milestones, from becoming the first Kenyan woman to win a match at a junior grand slam at the Junior Australian Open.
The 18-year-old then became Kenya’s first-ever grand slam champion after partnering with Dutchwoman Rose Marie Nijkamp to win the girl’s doubles title at the Junior Wimbledon Tennis Championship in London, England.
Okutoyi who’s played Tennis since she was a toddler first played at the age of 4 years old.
She moved to Burundi aged 10 to train at the ITF East Africa Regional Training Centre, before returning to Nairobi two years later to develop her game at the ITF East Africa High Performance Centre in Nairobi.