Junior tennis star, Marylove Edwards, made good her threat to revenge her 2-6, 2-6 first round loss to Patience Onebamhoin at the CBN Senior Championship early in the year.
Edwards, playing for Team CBN Futures beat Onebamhoin, ranked No.9, 6-2, 6-1 to earn the only point for her team in the seven match decider. Team Kalotari won the men’s singles matches with Nonso Madueke and Daniel Odeh beating Godgift Timibra and Emmanuel Onyejiaka in straight sets in the first and reverse singles.
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Team Kalotari won the men’s doubles with team captain, Sunday Maku and Kalada Kienka beating Onyekiaka and Timibra 7-5, 2-1 rtd and also the mixed doubles again with Maku pairing Lolia Kienka to defeat Edwards and Augustine Stephen 6-3, 6-3.
In a Blue Group Tie at the Onitsha Sports Club, Team Anambra, reinforced with former national champion Clifford Enosoregbe, overwhelmed debutantes Team Goshen of Ilorin 7-0. However, the visitors narrowly missed winning the men’s doubles which the pair of Enosoregbe and Tochukwu Ezeh narrowly won, 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 against Layi Ifarinde and Niyi Ibiwoye.
The third Tie which took place in Abuja also saw a dominant performance from Team FCT which conceded only one point by default against Team Hope of Asaba.
The NCC Tennis League will continue this weekend at two centres. In Asaba, Team Hope will host last year’s runners-up – Team Civil Defence while the city of Ilorin will witness some top level tennis for the first time with Team Goshen taking on Team Leadway of Lagos at the Kwara State Stadium.
Details of week two results are as follows:
Team CBN Futures (Lagos) vs Team Kalotari (Port Harcourt) 1-6
1. Nonso Madueke bt Godgift Timibra 6-2, 6-1
2. Daniel Odeh bt Emmanuel Onyejiaka 7-5, 6-4
3. Madueke bt Onyejiaka
4. Odeh bt Timibra
Marylove Edwards bt Patience Onebamhoin 6-2, 6-1
Sunday Maku/Kalada Kienka bt Timibra/Onyejiaka 7-5, 2-1 rtd.
Maku/Lolia Kienka bt Stephen/Edwards 6-3, 6-3
Team FCT (Abuja) vs Team Hope (Asaba) 6-1
1. Thomas Otu bt Paul Emmanuel 6-0, 6-4
2. Sunday Emmanuel bt Ikechukwu Iloputa 6-4, 6-4
3. Iloputa (Team Hope) bt Otu (Default)
4. Sunday Emmanuel bt Paul Emmanuel 6-4, 6-4
5. Osaremen Airhunwhunde bt Abies Amadasun 6-3, 6-1
6. Otu/Taiwo Owolabi bt Adim Joseph/Badmus Kareem 6-2, 6-4
7. Sani Adamu/Rose Onoja bt Iloputa/Amadasun 6-2, 5-7, 11-9
Team Anambra vs Team Goshen 7-0
1. Uche Oparaji bt Wale Babalola 6-0, 6-2
2. Michael Chima bt Niyi Ibiwoye 6-2, 6-1
3. Clifford Enosoregbe bt Fola Lawal 6-0, 6-0
4. Tochukwu Ezeh bt Tosho Yusuf 6-0, 6-0
5. Ezinne Madike bt Bunmi Areh 6-4, 6-7, 6-2
6. Enosoregbe/Ezeh bt Layi Ifarinde/Ibiwoye 6-2, 5-7, 10-8
7. Chima/Madike bt W, Babalola/Khadijat Salami 6-1, 6-2