Junior ITF Circuit: How Hardworking Bulus Defeated Familiar Foe In Historic Singles Final (Photos)
Christopher Bulus made sure Nigeria ended her adventure at the Junior ITF Circuit in Togo on an outstanding note by winning the boys Singles Final in two straight sets.
The Nigerian youngster who has been one of the country’s brightest prospects at the tournament, defeated Sylvester Monnou 6-2, 6-1 to cap a fantastic tournament for Nigeria.
The ACES tennis player had lost in the semis of the first leg, qualified and lost the final of the second leg to Eliakim Coulibaly (who is fast becoming his nemesis), but made up for those shortfalls by winning when it mattered most.
|Christopher Bulus raising the trophy for winning the boys Singles Final at the Junior ITF Circuit in Togo.|
This win will definitely push him up the ladder to rank among the top 400 best junior players in the world as he leapt over 100 places after emerging runner-up in the second leg of the ITF-rated championship to stand at 621.
Coach Abel Ubiebi, who led the players to the three-week long tournaments, was all smiles as his male player eventually won the final at the championship after two failed attempts at clinching the top prize.
|Proud moment… Coach Abel Ubiebi is all smiles as he congratulates his player on his latest achievement.|
He noted emphatically that his player’s hardwork, consistency and dedication were already paying off even though he lost his doubles final on Friday.
“This is a massive boost for the player ahead of the tournaments that he will be participating in subsequently.
“This victory is a result of the hardwork, perseverance, commitment and consistency of this young man over the years. I believe that he is one for the top if he can keep up the good work and maintain a level head going forward,” an elated Coach Abel stated after the trophy presentation on Saturday evening.
|BIG BOY… Coach Abel shows off some swag after seeing his boy win the Singles final at the Junior ITF Circuit in Togo.|
The players and their coach are expected back to the country on Sunday and Nigerian Tennis Live will hope to monitor proceedings from their arrival and file a report.