Babalola, Agugbom Win CBN Open Doubles As Annual Tennis Tourney Reaches Climax
Abdulmumin Babalola and Shehu Lawal have won the doubles event of the 40th Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Senior Tennis Open Championship holding at Nigeria’s federal capital, Abuja.
Nigerian Tennis Live gathered that the ageless due partnered to defeat the young pair of Michael Osewa and Abayomi Philips in two straight sets of 6-2, 6-3 in a match that appeared to be one-sided for the veterans.
|Abdulmumin Babalola poses with Shehu Lawal after winning the men’s doubles final of the 40th CBN Open Tennis Championship in Abuja. Photo: Ewaoche Ameh.
Babalola, who already qualified for the final of the men’s singles event, will now add the doubles title to his already enviable archive of tournaments from the national competitions he has played in over the years.
In the female category, Christie Agugbom and Blessing Samuel partnered to end the fairytale run of Rose Onoja Abu and Bukola Olowu, who strolled into the final courtesy of their spirited displays. They won 6-2, 6-1.
This win means the female winners have won the tournament for the second consecutive year, a feat which Abdulmumin Babalola will hope to repeat in the men’s singles when he takes on Sylvester Emmanuel on Saturday afternoon.
Nigerian Tennis Live will monitor activities leading to the final of the tournament and report to our esteemed followers.