Smashers battle for Senforce Insurance Tennis Masters’ final slots
Some of the top smashers at the ongoing first edition of Senforce Insurance Brokers Tennis Masters holding at the Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos are set to battle for tickets to the final today.
The tennis competition is new and part of a series of events being organised by Ikoyi Club Tennis section to boost and entertain its members and lovers of the game.
After the decisive matches in the round robin stage were concluded last night, the top smashers will file out today at the tennis courts of the Ikoyi Club with the aim of making it to the final billed for tomorrow.
In some of the round-robin matches decided on Tuesday, number five seed Muyiwa Kayode had a tough match against eighth seed, Femi Nedd, as the encounter went into a rubber. Kayode won 7/6, 6/7, 10 to record his second straight win in the series.
Sesan Dada, the number two seed, also had a tough battle with number three, Bola Ayorinde, in an encounter that ended 6/4, 3/6, 10/8.
Also on Tuesday, number one seed Emeka, playing in the gold group defeated Charles Mozie6/1, 3/6, 10/2 while Hilary Eledu easily dispatched Spade Ofoegbu 6/3,6/1.
Chairman of the tennis section, Bimbo Okubena, said he was elated about the keen contest recorded on Tuesday.
Okubena said: “To predict those who will be in the final is a tough task because everyone is playing well and it is a battle of who is better at this time.
“We are going to keep the tradition of engaging our member regularly with competition like this even in the coming year.”
The final of the Senforce Insurance Brokers Tennis Masters takes place tomorrow.