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Emmanuel upsets top players, qualify Azimuth Junior Tennis finals

By Tobi Awodipe
15 January 2022   |   3:54 am
Bright Emmanuel, an underdog at the ongoing Azimuth Shipping Lines Limited Junior Tennis Championship, has worked her way to the finals of the girls 14 and under category of the tournament.

Bright Emmanuel, an underdog at the ongoing Azimuth Shipping Lines Limited Junior Tennis Championship, has worked her way to the finals of the girls 14 and under category of the tournament.
   
The 11-year-old, the winner of the maiden Coach Ohans Memorial Tennis Tournament at the Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba, recently, shocked tennis fans at the ongoing competition, yesterday, to reach the final of the girls under 14 event.
 
As at the time of filing this report, Emmanuel was already a set up and was tied in the second set against Success Ogunjobi, another solid player, in the girls 16 and under category, as she seeks an entrant into the final of another age category. If she wins, she will be up against Khadijat Mohammed, whom she will play against, also, in the girls 14 and under final.
   


In the boys 12 and under category, Ayoola Ozen will play against Job Adam, while Favour Benjamin will try to outplay Lorelay in the girls’ category.
   
Also, Sokoto-based Samsudeen Bello will test his might against Joseph Ogunyemi in the boys under 14 final, as both players seek to win the education grant set aside for the winners and runners-up in every category.
    

The boys under 16 final had yet to reach the semifinals stage as at the time this report was compiled. The finals of all categories will start by 10.00 a.m. tomorrow and spectators are expected en masse to watch the action packed junior tennis competition inside the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.