Chevron Junior Masters: Red Hot Amasiani, Ogunsakin Win Opening Matches
Dubem Amasiani had to deploy all the tools in his tennis arsenal to overcome his national teammate, Joel Michael, in his first round robin match in the Boys 14s at the Chevron Junior Masters which served off today at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan Lagos.
Amasiani, national champion in the boys 12s and 14s, trailed 3-7 but fought back to win 9-7 – winning six straight games to keep his chances of winning the round robin group alive.
Also winning their first matches were Yohana Yakubu from Abuja, who had a tight match against Monday Segun from Oyo in the boys 16s but squeezed through 9-7, and Seyi Ogunsakin from Ekiti who overran Sharon Danjuma from Abuja 9-2 in the Boys 14s.
In the pick of the girls’ matches, a vastly improved Gloria Samuel overwhelmed Blessing Peter from Abuja 9-0 to underline her stake for the Girls 14 title.
The Masters tournament is featuring competitions in the Boys and Girls 12s, 14s and 16s categories and is scheduled to end on Saturday, 9 December, 2023, with a grand finale.