Young tennis sensation, Marylove Edwards will be among the top Nigerian tennis stars to slug it out in the rescheduled Rainoil Ikoyi Club Masters.
The tournament which was postponed from December due to the rescheduling of the Lagos Governor’s Cup will now hold from Tuesday, 19 January to Saturday, 23 January in Lagos.
|Marylove Edwards in action at a CBN Junior Open recently.|
The Masters is for the top eight men and women at the end of the year with the organisers having the privilege of introducing one wild card entry in each event.
A statement from the organisers said the Ikoyi Club tennis section has concluded plans to ensure a very exciting tournament for the players and spectators.
The players listed for the tournament for the men are: Thomas Otu Nigeria’s current No.1, Moses Michael, Abdulmumuni Babalola, Clifford Enosoregbe, Nonso Madueke, Henry Atseye, Lawal Shehu and Emmanuel Sunday.
Joseph Imeh is listed as the alternate in the event of any player not showing up or getting indisposed during the event.
The ladies invited for the event are national ladies’ champion, Christie Agugbom, Aanu Aiyegbusi, Sarah Adegoke, Blessing Samuel, Pauline Ebijimi, Ronke Akingbade and Patience Enobamhoin. National junior star Marylove Edwards completes the squad as the wild card. Christie Mbadiwe is the alternate.
The players will be divided into two groups for the round robin stage with the top two finishers emerging for the semifinals.
Details of the prize monies and bonuses will be disclosed at a press conference planned for sometime next week.