Defending champions Team Tombim secured maximum points from the round robin phase of the NCC Tennis League when they overwhelmed Team Anambra to grab an unassailable 4-0 in the seven match decider taking place at the Abuja National Stadium Tennis Centre.
The tie is the last round robin match for both teams and Tombim will lead the Blue Group with the maximum 12 points. The team would now await the runner-up from the White Group to be decided in a forth night.
|Christian Paul was amazing in the encounter with Team Anambra|
Christian Paul, the second singles player for the Abuja based team, got the first point when Chinedu Iwuagwu of Team Anambra scratched trailing 3-6, 0-2. Former national champion Henry Atseye won the second men’s singles beating Michael Chima 6-3, 7-5 and Loveth Donatus defeated Ezinne Maduike 6-3, 6-1 in the women’s singles.
Team Tombim, which had promised to approach this last tie with all seriousness, brought out their best combination of Moses Michael and Paul in the mixed doubles and they duly delivered – beating Chima and Tochukwu Eze 7-6, 7-5.
Both teams will still have to play tomorrow Thursday starting 10 am for the three points from two reverse singles and the mixed doubles.
Meanwhile Team Civil Defence will gun for the leadership of the White Group when they take on Team Kalotari in Kaduna Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19.
Civil Defence, the runners-up last year will secure the maximum points having won their previous three round robin ties.
The second semifinal spot will be decided after the Team FCT versus CBN Futures match taking place in Lagos November 29 – 30.