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NIGERIA: Out, Adebisi Win 1st Ekiti Gov’s Tennis

John Otu and Sarah Adebisi have emerged men and women singles champions of the 1st Ekiti Governor All Nigeria Open Tennis Championship.

Playing before a large crowd which include the former Governor of Ekiti State,  Segun Oni, Otu defeated Edward Christopher 7-6 (2), 6-2 while Adebisi confirmed her new status as Nigeria's top-ranked female player with a 6-3,6-1 win against Nosa Esorae last Sunday.

It was the first major domestic title win for the 17-year-old who was a finalist at the 2013 CBN Open and also a semifinalist in the same tournament in Lagos last month.

“I did not play well because I lost some points which I shouldn't have but I'm very happy to become a champion for the first time in the open category," Adebisi, a former number one player in Africa for Girls 14&Under said.

Nigeria Tennis Federation Vice-president, Yemi Owoseni restated Ekiti State’s commitment to the development of tennis, promising to make the tournament bigger in subsequent editions.

Otu and Adebisi pocketed N100,000 and N75,000 respectively while they also amassed 18 points each in the NTF rankings.

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