Henry Atseye, known for turning up when it is least expected, has won the Men’s Singles event of the 2023 Dala Hard Court Tennis Championship.
Nigeria Tennis Live gathered that he came out tops in the final match against Canice Abua, even though he was made to sweat for his Men’s Singles title in the ancient city of Kano.
The contest ended 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 in a three-set decider as the weeklong competition was finally brought to an end in Kano State.
Atseye’s triumph in the competition will come as a respite for the senior players, most of whom were knocked out by the younger generation of tennis players in Nigeria.
This is also his first ever title at the competition which has been held for more than three decades, an indication that the former Rainoil Open Champion must be the most elated tennis player out of the northern region at this time.
He adds this Singles title to the Doubles event he conquered alongside Nonso Madueke, another senior tennis player.
They partnered to defeat the pair of Ikechukwu Iloputa and Godgift Timibra 6-2, 7-5 in a show of superiority.
They are joined on the medals’ podium by Khadijat Mohammed who stunned tennis enthusiasts and followers to take the Women’s Singles title on Friday, 17 November, 2023.
The 14-year-old Abuja-based youngster also achieved this feat at her first time of calling as she started the competition as a Wild Card entrant.
Attention of the players will now be shifted to the ASF Open Championship slated to serve off in Abuja from Thursday, 23 November, 2023.
Nigeria Tennis Live will keep our followers and readers up to date with information leading to the national competition.