CBN Tennis Championship Finals: Defending Champion Takes On Former No 1
Nigeria No 1 female Tennis Player and the defending champion of the CBN annual Senior Open Tennis Championship, Adegoke Sarah has qualify to the finals
Sarah Defeated Nigeria No 4, Onobamhoin Patience, 6-3, 6-1 in the semi finals at the Tennis court, package B of the National Stadium, Abuja.
Also, former Nigeria No 1, Agugom Christie defeated current Nigeria No 2, Samuel Blessing 5-7,7-6,6-3 to qualify to the finals.
In the men singles semi-finals, Nigeria No 2 and the defending champion, Babalola beat Oparaoji Uche 6-1,6-3 to enter finals.
While Emmanuel Sylvester defeated his counterpart Enosoregbe Clifford 3-6,6-2,6-4 in a fist match to qualify.
Speaking to KFM Online Sports after the matches, the defending champion female singles, Adegoke Sarah attributed her victory to being more focus and dedication.
‘I think i did better compare to my previous matches and am glad my game worked for me today. Today i was more determine and more focus because my opponent is very strong and very challenging, so i just had to be mentally ready for this match and i think this what worked for me’ she added.
Emmanuel Slyvester who has played his opponent 6 times before winning the 7 one to qualify, said he feel so fulfil for coming this far in the tournament.
‘Am really happy with my victory. My opponent and i have played many times and this is actually my first time of winning him. So i feel so very happy today. Now my target is the finals. Playing Babalola is not going to easy. The guy is very strong and fit. We have played 2 times already he is beaten me. So tomorrow is going to be a different ball game’ he said.
Tomorrow which is the last day of the tournament will feature all finals.