Fashola, deputy for tennis Final ceremony in Lagos

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LAGOS – Babatunde Fashola, the Governor of Lagos State and his deputy, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire will grace the final ceremony of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championships in Lagos.

This was contained in a news release made available to news men on Friday in Lagos.

The Lagos number one and number two citizens will be at the tennis finals to cheer Nigerian players who made their ways into the finals of the annual international event.

This, according to the statement, is a feat that has eluded Nigerian home grown talents in many years of the competitions inception.

Nigeria’s Moses Michael and Sarah Adegoke will be in action in the Men’s and Women’s Singles finals respectively.

“Michael and Adegoke were simply a delight to watch since the 14th edition of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championships served off on Nov. 17 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis, Onikan.

“Michael defeated compatriot Sunday Emmanuel in the men’s singles semi-final game that ended 4-6, 6-3, and 5-1 (retired).

“Adegoke proved too hot for Aanu Ayegbusi as she forced her to retire in the second set having won the first set 6-4.

In other semifinal matches, Madagascar’s Zarah Razafinmahatratra beat Nigeria’s 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,’’ It said.

According to the statement, 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 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, said the final matches on Saturday would be preceded by a Juniors Clinic which holds from 7.30am to 1pm.

The final of the Women’s Singles starts immediately after followed by the Men’s Singles which Governor Fashola and other dignitaries are expected to watch. (NAN)

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