Nigeria Tennis Live

Peter Festus
Breaking News Latest news

Finalists Emerge As TPPA-UTR Nationals End In Lagos (FULL LIST)

Finalists have emerged at the ongoing TPPA-UTR National Junior Tennis Classics after stiff competition among players from different regions of Nigeria.

The competition, a culmination of the regionals which was held across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria in 2023.

Winners and runners-up alongside players who got wild cards are representing their respective States at the UTR event which is being followed by thousands of tennis lovers globally.

After the semifinal pairings on Friday, 12 April, 2024, the finalists have now emerged and will be representing their States in the final event slated for Saturday, 13 April, 2024.

READ ALSO: TPPA-UTR Nationals: 10 Lagos Players Secure Semis Berth As Ekiti, Others Trail

In the boys’ 12 final, Festus Peter, representing Ekiti State, will battle Yakubu Adeiza of Lagos for the national title while Mofifunoluwa Atilola will be taking on Alex Salavation from Abuja, in what will be a spectacle.

Yahaya Sani
Yahaya Sani Inabo from FCT has reached the final of the TPPA-UTR National Junior Tennis Classics.

Ekiti State’s Seyi Ogunsakin, one of the more experienced players in the championship, will be taking on homeboy, Nathaniel Aluko in a cracker to decide the boys’ 14 champion while the girls’ 14 trophy will be decided on the final day of the tournament by selecting the player with most points from the group.

To decide the girls’ U-16 winner, Agunbaide Toluwalase from Cross River State will take on Aina Goodnews from Ekiti State, while Bayelsa’s Precious Aliya, one of the most outstanding players of the competition, will be locking horns with David Edwards from Lagos provided he (Aliya) wins his semis match.

The biggest category of the national championship, the youths finals will be between top seed, Khadijat Mohammed from the FCT and Bright Emmanuel in what is fast looking like another level of tennis rivalry in the girls’ category.

READ ALSO: Nigeria’s Roseline Nana Selected To Represent Quebec In Faceoff With Ontario

For the boys’ event, it is a battle of brothers as Abubakar Yusuf, the tournament’s number one seed and Yahaya Sani Inabo, both from the Mambilla Barracks Tennis Club, Abuja, will trade serves on the court.

Matches are expected to start by 11am on Saturday, 13 April, 2024, as the competition reaches a climax after a week-long tennis fiesta inside the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja.

Nigeria Tennis Live will be on ground to give our readers all the updates from the final round of matches as they are being decided.



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *