Zenith Tennis serves off at Ikoyi Club
Activities at the Tennis Section of the Ikoyi Club 1938 came into full swing on Monday as the third Zenith Bank Tennis Championship served off. The six-day tournament scheduled to end on Saturday will feature over 80 participants, who will vie for honours in seven categories namely, Men’s Class A Singles, Men’s Class B Singles, Women’s Singles, Super Veterans Singles, Men’s Doubles, Veterans Doubles and Team event.
The team event is divided into two groups of Red and Grey colours of Zenith Bank, which are named after the various products offered by the bank.The Red Group has Global Pay, Mobile App, Premium and Banking while the Grey Group contains Aspire, Easy Banking, Easy Save and Zeca.
Managing Director, Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo restated the bank’s commitment to the tournament, stressing that the bank knows, among others, the importance of sports in promoting friendship and fostering peace.
Amangbo, who was represented by General Manager, Group Zonal Head Ikoyi, Adobi Nwapa described the relationship between Zenith Bank and Ikoyi Club as good and formidable.
In some of the matches played on the opening day, fourth seed, Bimbo Okubena defeated Amos Gagar 6-3, 6-4, while Gbenga Familoni triumphed 6-1, 6-2 over Ede Osemwengie to qualify for the quarterfinals scheduled for today. Gabriel Ogbechie set up a meeting with second seed, Godwin Kienka by beating Kelvin Obiegunom 6-3, 6-4, just as Oluseyi Oladapo meets top seed, Nishal Abbi, following a 6-2, 6-7, 10-3 success over Marcel Imosili.
In the Men’s Class B, Charles Attah, Innocent Ihebuzor, Olufemi George, Kolawole Olawaye and Emeka Azinge also won their matches to progress to the next round.