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Abbi, Kienka, Allagenyi, Chuks qualify for Ikoyi Club Tennis finals


Ikoyi Club 1938

Nishant Abbi, Kalada Kienka, Julie Allagenyi and Maryan Chuks have qualified for the final games of the men and women’s singles at the on-going Ikoyi Club Tennis Championship sponsored by Zenith Bank. The final will hold today at the iconic club.

In the Men’s Singles A, Chairman of the tennis section Ikoyi Club 1938, Abimbola Okubena put up a spirited effort but eventually lost to Abbi in one of the semifinal encounters. Abbi will now meet Kalada Kienka, who defeated Gbenga Familoni 6/4, 7/5, in the final game.              
Kienka in an interview said he was ready to go all the way and win the title in the final tie, which promises to be highly explosive.
In the women’s cadre, Julie Allagenyi defeated Ego Mbagwu 6/0, 6/0 while Maryann Chuks edged out Chizoba Onuoha 6/4, 6/7, 10-8 in a highly tensed semifinal match.
Allagenyi and Chuks will now meet in the Ladies singles final also tomorrow.           
In the Men’s Singles B, Babatunde Olujobi defeated Hillary Eledu 6/0, 6/4 to book a semifinal slot along with Bola Ayorinde, who defeated Lanre Oladimeji 7/5, 6/3 in a close encounter.        
Emeka Azinge also earned a berth into the last four by beating Sesan Dada 7/5, 6/3, just as Sule Mustapha won his match against Femi George, who scratched at 7/6.
In the doubles event, club Chairman, Okubena made up for his defeat in the singles as he paired Sesan Dada to defeat the pair of Akeem Mustafa and Emeka Azinge 6/3, 6/2 to book a semifinal ticket.
The competition ends tomorrow, but some decisive matches will still take place today at the tennis section Ikoyi Club 1938.

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