Sapetro tennis set to serve off

Sapetro tennis set to serve off


The second South Atlantic Petroleum Junior Tennis Championship will serve off at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club on Tuesday, organisers have said.

A statement from the International Tennis Academy, organisers of the championship, said the competition will feature boys and girls 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s to further consolidate the transition plan from one age group to the other.

The ITA said the Sapetro Junior Tennis Championship was now one of the marquee junior events in the country with players like Ohunene Yakubu, 14, and Ganiyu Mubarak, 15, winners in the last edition, using it as a springboard to transit to the seniors.

“The tournament is expected to ignite emerging rivalries in the boys 12s between Chidubem Amasiani, Murewa Egbeyemi and Malcolm Osaji and in the girls 12s between Lorelay Holzendoff, Ndidi Osaji and Ndifreke Benjamin,” ITA said in a statement.

The tournament ends on Saturday, with the Vice Chairman of Sapetro, Senator Daisy Danjuma the guest of honour.