Emeka Azinge, who came back from a set down to defeat Dele Osinga 2/6, 6/3,10/3 in his last game, is one of those competing for honours in today’s final of the AIICO Tennis Singles Championship holding at the Ikoyi Club 1938 Tennis Section. Also in the running is Sesan Dada, who also edged out Bola Ayorinde 6/3, 6/1 in the same Group B with Azinge, while Kalada Kienka from Group A is another top candidate in the AIICO Singles Tennis Championship.
The final of the championship comes up today on the tennis court of the prestigious club.
The competition started on October 18 in Lagos with male teams divided into two groups of A and B, while the women only compete in the Ladies singles.
The oldies are also vying for honours in veteran singles for people between 60 and 69 years old and the super veterans, meant for players 70 years and above.
The Chairman of the Ikoyi Club Tennis Section, Bimbo Okubena, said the competition had been very interesting to the delight of the club members and fans of the game.
Okubena said: “We are so happy about the turnout and the overall standard of the competition. Some matches were as tough as national matches out there and we believe things like that will continue here in the club.
“In the weeks ahead, we expect more competitions to come up and further create excitement for us.”