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Why Mary-Love Missed ITA’s Grant Again

Posted: May 5, 2015 at 12:54 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
.Mary-Love Edwards

.Mary-Love Edwards

Nigeria’s budding female tennis sensation, Mary-Love Edwards, narrowly missed out on the N100, 000 grant which the International Tennis Academy, ITA has promised to give any player who wins in two different categories at the just concluded Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Junior Tennis Championship in Lagos.

Young Edwards was edged out yet again by Angel McCleod in what is fast becoming a rivalry between both players, 9-5 to win the final match of the Girls’ U-16 event.

Although she had vowed to get one past her friend, Edwards could not cope with the superior firepower of the former Dubai-based tennis prodigy, who raced to a 4-1 lead in less than 30minutes.

After winning the Girls’ U-14 final against Timipre Maxwell from Port-Harcourt, talented Edwards could not do a double as McCleod eventually won the entertaining encounter.

Meanwhile, Chris Bulus from Lagos and Timipre Maxwell from the Port Harcourt-based Kodian Tennis Foundation were adjudged the most outstanding players for the boys and girls categories respectively of the 2015 CBN Junior Tennis event.

Bulus 16, who played in the Boys 16 and 18 ( because of the policy of the organisers to allow the top four seeds in a lower age group play up one age category) lost in the semifinals of the 16 but recovered to reach the Boys 18 final where he lost to Martins Abamu also from Lagos.