The week-long Junior Tennis Championship, the first national sports competition in post covid 19 lock down organized by the International Tennis Academy and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), ended in Lagos yesterday with the Ogunsakin brothers from Ekiti State making headlines. Seun in particular showed so much promise by winning the Boys under-14 with his brother Seyi winning the Boys under-12 titles.
Seun defeated Mohammed Idris from Abuja who was partially handicapped by an aching shoulder 9-2, while Seyi overwhelmed David Edwards, a younger brother of Marylove, who reached the finals of the senior event in 2017 at age 14 by 6-3, 40 love (retired).
David Ekpeyong from Akwa Ibom, beat Joshua Maxwell from Rivers state, 9-1 in the Boys Under-16 final. The Girls Under-14 produced a surprise winner in Mary Udoffa from Kogi State winning 9-0 against Blessing Otu. Nene Yakubu the top seed in the Girls Under-12, overpowered Amarachi Eze from Anambra State 9-2 to win her category.
The grand finale of the competition which was organized under strict Covid 19 protocols by the International Tennis Academy attracted dignitaries from the Nigerian sporting fraternity and other walks of life.