Nigerian Players Qualify For Governor's Cup Final

Nigerian Players Qualify For Governor's Cup Final

Mose Michael and Sarah Adegoke have become the first Nigerian players in recent years to qualify for the finals of the annual Governor's Cup Tennis Championship holding at the Lagos Lawn Tennis, Onikan, Lagos.

Both  Michael and Adegoke qualified for the finals of the Men's and Women's Singles respective after they won their semi final matches decided on Friday and thus qualify for the grand finale on Saturday that will be graced by Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, his deputy, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and other dignitaries.

Michael defeated compatriot Sunday Emmanuel in the semi final that ended 4-6, 6-3, 5-1(retired), while Aanu Ayegbusi retired in the first set in her match against Adegoke when the result was still 4-6 against her.

In other semi final matches, Madagascar's Zarah Razafinmahatratra beat Nigerian Christie Agugbom in straight set of 6-1,6-0, while Monday Igbinovia lost to Uganda's Duncan Mugabe in another straight set of 1-6,3-6.

The final pairings will see Michael of Nigeria taking on Mugabe of Uganda in the Men's event, while top seed Razafinmahatratra battles Adegoke of Nigeria in the Women's singles.

The Women's doubles final was won by the duo of Zarah Razafinmahatratra and Sarah Adegoke after they defeated the pairs of Christie Agugbom and Blessing Samuel in straight set of 6-2, 6-0.

In the Men's doubles, Takanyi Garanganga of Zimbabwe and Duncan Mugabe of Uganda walked over the duo of Clifford Enosoregbe and Daouda Ndiaye of Senegal, who complained of injury.

Meanwhile, the Local Organising Committee, LOC, of the tournament, has informed that the final matches on Saturday will be preceded by a tennis Clinic for the junior players which will hold from 7.30am to 1pm.

According to the schedule, the final of the Women's singles will start immediately and followed by the Men's singles final.

Apart from Governor Fashola, the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon.Adeyemi ikuforiji, all the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirants in Lagos State, chief executive officers of all the sponsor companies and schools pupilsare expected to watch Saturday's finals.

Below are some of the photos taken from the event:


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