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Abamu, Edwards Wins SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship

Posted: Oct 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Two-time champion, Martins Abamu, 16, from Lagos on Saturday defeated Tochukwu Ezeh, 16, from Anambra , 9-6 to win the U-18 boy’s SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship.

The game lasted for over three hours as both players displayed brilliant performance.

Abamu in the first 20 minutes of the match struggled to curtail his opponent’s better rally.

Ezeh put in most of his energy into the game in the early part of the match. Abamu captitalised on Eze’s tiredness to change the game in his favour.

Abamu displayed good foot work in the delivery of balls to the baseline.

He said that he won the game because was able to discover his opponent weak point in the cause of the match.

“I was not expecting a win, because my opponents are a good player. I have seen his game before, he play brilliantly.

“I was lucky that he was too weak to continue his game and I took advantage of it,’’ he said.

Ezeh said that he was n charge and happy at a result until suddenly he lost focus.

Chris Bulus, 16, from Lagos defeated Chris Itodo, 16, from Kaduna, 9-6, to win the U-16 boys category.

In the U-14 boy’s category, Saminu Abdullahi, 14, defeated Musa Sani, 14, 9-8, while David Johnson, 12, from Port Harcourt defeated

Abdullahi Ajanaku, 11, 9-2 to win in the U-12 boy’s.

Daniel Adeleye, 10, from Ekiti defeated Joe Fortune, 10, from Lagos to emerge winner in the U-10 boy’s class.

In the U-16 girl’s event, MaryLove Edwards, 10, from Lagos defeated Toyin Osagba from Edo, wining 9-6, to win the category.

Timibre Maxwell, 12, from Port Harcourt beat Favour Moses, 14, 9-8 (3) to win in the U-14 girl’s, while in the U-12 girl’s, Rebecca Peters, 12, defeated Chidinma Ezeh, 12, 9-7 to win the title.