Ekiti State dominated this year’s Junior Tennis Championship at Ikoyi Club, Lagos by sweeping five of the eight titles at stake.
The victory train was led by the state team’s coach’s 10-year-old son, SeunOgunshakin, who defeated Precious Ikeuba 9-3 in the boys’ final.
The three other titles came from OmolayoBamidele who won her first title on the ITA Junior Circuit by beating OmoladeAderemi 9-1 in the Girls’ 16 final.
Bamidele also got the Most Outstanding Female Player award after edging No.1 seed ToyinAsogba in the semi-finals.
Daniel Adeleyeoverpowered Joshua Maxwell from Port Harcourt with a 9-0 thrashing while Faith Adeusi also defeated little Favour Amaechi from Port Harcourt 9-0, while the fifth title for Ekiti came from Esther Oni, who defeated ImoleAfolabi from Oyo 9-3.
The Boys’ 12 event was won by unseededOlubuadeSamod of Lagos, who edged Joseph Jimoh also from Lagos, 9-8 while IyeOnoja from Kaduna made a successful comeback after a one-year absence by easily winning the Girls’ 14 against Mary Udofa from Kogi State 9-3.
The final match of the championship, the Boys’ 16, lived up to its billing as Wilson Igbinoviadisplayed some typical power game to win the Boys’ 16 against a resilient David Dawariye from Rivers.
Igbinoviabeat Dawariye 9-4 and was later presented with the Most Outstanding Male Player award.