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GSM Tennis Championship Ends In Grand Style

Ismail Adewale has emerged winner in the men’s single of the maiden edition of Governor Seyi Makinde, GSM Tennis Championship which came to an end on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Adewale outplayed Samson Adesina by two to one set, (10-7) in the keenly contested final.
In the Ladies’ single Category, Sarah Adegoke, with her wealth of experience, dismissed Abiodun Oyegoke 6-0, 6-0 to clinch the only trophy meant for the category and a fifty thousand naira cash prize.
In the Junior boys’ category, Ganiyu Mubarak defeated Michael Akinmusire by two sets in the final, while Imole Afolabi equally won the final of the girls’ category by two sets.
In the Veteran Doubles, the duo of Akin Orebiyi and Taju Kasali showcased their tennis skills in the final to go home with the star prize.
Speaking with newsmen, the organizer of the competition, who is also the Special Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde on sports development, Mr Tobi Oyewumi, stated that talents discovered at the championship would be exposed to regular competitions.
One hundred and twelve players participated in the three day event.


Olaolu Fawole

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