Highest Nigerian ranked on the ATP ranking, Joseph Imeh will lead other local stars to the Lagos Open International Tennis Championship which kicks off on Monday, 7 October, 2019.
He leads over 15 other Nigerian players who will be competing in the competition which attracts over 200 players from other parts of the world to Nigeria.
The Nigerian players will compete against other emerging tennis players from 56 countries. These players have registered for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) approved tournament.
The tourney will begin with qualifying matches on Monday, while winners in the qualifiers will join the players in the Main Draws of the singles and doubles events from Tuesday.
The Nigerian players comprise nine women and seven men.
Ubon is ranked 1537 in world while other six men players are Sylvester Emmanuel, Mohammed Mohammed, Paul Emmanuel, Boluwaji Alepaye, Nsikan Friday and Jamiu Bolaji Suliamon.
Barakat Oyinlomo Quadre leads the Nigerians in the female category. She will be playing in the Main Draws courtesy of one of the wildcards giving by the Local Organising Committee in conjunction with the Nigeria Tennis Federation.
Other Nigerian ladies include Sarah Adegoke, Blessing Anuna, Aanu Ayegbusi, Blessing Samuel, Ozi-Oiza Josephine Yakubu, Rachael Olamide Adunloye, Omolade Aderemi and Osariemen Airhumwunde.