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Dayak Championship: Nigeria’s top player defeats American to reach second round

Nigeria’s top player on the ITF rankings, Sylvester Emmanuel, Tuesday defeated Aron Pierce of the USA 6-4, 6-4 to move to the second round of the Dayak Championship Nigeria F2 Futures holding in Abuja. It was a big relief for the 19-year-old, world no 1205, who is on a two-year Rainoil sponsorship to the Pereriba Tennis Academy Spain, having crashed …

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Nigerians begin quest for glory in Dayak ITF Futures

Nigerians will begin their chase for a memorable outing at the 2nd Dayak Championship Nigeria F2 Futures as four of the country’s players in the main draw file out for action on Tuesday. The home players failed to match their foreign counterparts last week, with two out of the countries seven player managing a second round outing at the Tombim …

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2017 ITTF World Championships: Otu-Akpan Eyes Main Draw

Cecilia Akpan’s last international appearance for Nigeria was at the 2015 African Games where she was beaten in the women’s quarter-final by Egypt’s Nadeen El-Dawlatly. But after she had been confirmed for the 2017 ITTF World Championships, Cecilia Otu-Akpan is eager to return to table in Germany. “Having missed playing at global level for over two years, featuring at the …

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Wimbledon punishes Nastase for racial comments against Serena Williams

Ilie Nastase has been punished by Wimbledon for making some racist comments about Serena Williams‘ pregnancy, saying “Let’s see what colour it will be. Chocolate with milk?”. After that incident, the Romanian 70-year-old two-time Grand Slam winner, was sent out of the stadium for his bad behaviour. During Great Britain’s Fed Cup tie against Romania, he was caught on camera …

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Nigerians Out Of Tombim Abuja Open

Nigeria finally bowed out of the 3rd Tombim Abuja Open on Wednesday as the duo of Clifford Enosoregbe and Thomas Otu were knocked out in the second round of the ITF Pro Circuit tournament. Enosoregbe, who defeated Britain’s Joe Cooper in the first round, was outplayed by Benjamin Lock; the seventh seed from Zimbabwe coasting to a 6-2, 6-1 triumph …

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Abiona Dethrones Odukoya In Ogun Junior T’Tennis

It was a hard earned victory for the three time finalist, Ayomide Abiona, who dethroned Sodiq Odukoya,to emerge as the new Junior Champion of the recently concluded Hon. Segun Williams/Ogun State Table Tennis Monthly Developmental Competition. Abiona dismissed Odukoya by three sets to one in the trilling final of the third edition of the tournament played at the Alake Sports …

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Nigeria To Host ITF/CAT Junior Championship

THE Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) has allotted the hosting rights of the ITF/CAF 12 and Under West and Central Africa Junior Championship to Nigeria. The tournament which is expected to feature no fewer than 12 countries will hold in Lagos from April 25th – 30th. Nigeria Tennis Federation President, Sani Ndanusa, who disclosed this at the weekend, said CAT …

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Engaged Serena Williams Accused of Doping By Ilie Nastase

Former World No. 1 Ilie Nastase just accused Serena Williams of using banned substances to enhance her performance on the court. Following the controversy surrounding Maria Sharapova’s doping ban and upcoming return to tennis, Nastase criticized the American drug testing system for letting the 23-time Grand Slam champion loose. Moreover, The retired Romanian professional tennis player further discussed the possible …

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ITF/CAT Junior Tennis: Nigeria boys team bow out in doubles

Nigeria endured a torrid time on Thursday at the 2017 ITF/CAT African Junior Championships holding in Johannesburg, South Africa as the boys’ teams succumbed to defeats in their doubles matches at the event featuring over 100 players from about 30 countries. In the boys’ 16 and under, Michael Osewa and Michael Ayoola lost 7-5, 6-2 to South African Codie Van …

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Odukoya Wins Williams/Ogun Junior T-Tennis Tourney

It was a sweet victory for Sodiq Odukoya who defeated two times finalist, Ayomide Abiona by three sets to one to emerge as the new junior champion of the recently concluded Ogun State, Hon.Segun Williams Developmental Table Tennis Championship held at the Alake Sports Complex,Ijeja , Abeokuta. Ayomide Edunjobi and Opeyemi Adeniyi jointly finished in the third position. To reach …

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