June 22, 2021

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Finalists emerge in Davnotch Open Tennis Championship in Abuja

Tennis racket and ball

Tennis racket and ball

Nonso Madueke beat Musa Muhammed 6-2 7-6 (1) to qualify for final of male singles event of Davnotch Open Tennis Championship in Abuja.

By Georgina Adegbie/ Aderonke Ojo

Nonso Madueke beat Musa Muhammed on Friday 6-2 7-6 (1) to qualify for the final of the male singles event of the Davnotch Open Tennis Championship in Abuja.

In the second semi-final match, Joseph Imeh beat Uche Oparaoji 6-1 6-2 to advance into Saturday’s final where he will meet Imeh in the final.

Meanwhile, Oyinlomo Quadri advanced into the female singles final of the Davnotch Open Tennis Championship after her opponent, Sarah Adegoke, retired injured.

Quadri who is the CBN Tennis Championships’ defending champion won the semi-final game’s first set 6-2 and was tied 1-1 in the second set before Adegoke quit.

In the match at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Adegoke sustained a knee injury and was advised to quit the game.

Quadri later told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) she was looking forward to winning the final game against Aanu Aiyegbusi on Saturday.

“This is a new tournament and I am looking forward to win this championship. This is the first edition and I am really happy to play in this tournament.

“I purposely came to Nigeria to participate in this championship and I will fight well and do all my best to win this championship,” she said.

NAN reports that in the second female semi-final match, Aiyegbusi beat Omolade Aderemi 6-3, 6-1 (2-0).

Speaking later, Aiyegbusi said the final game would be a serious business to handle.

“I have not seen my opponent, Quadri, as a threat because it is a game where both of us will show our skills.

“I will play my final game to have a positive result,” she said.

NAN reports that the championship, which is holding at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium and is the competition’s maiden edition, started on May 13 and will end on Saturday. (NAN)

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