The curtains came down on the maiden edition of the Delta State Tennis Classics weekend at the Asaba Sports Complex with Clifford Enosoregbe and Comfort Spencer emerging the men’s and ladies single champions respectively.
The competition, which is a monthly one for players of Delta State is designed principally to prepare them for this year’s National Sports Festival in Calabar and also to give the players regular avenues to showcase their skills on the courts, lived up to its top billing going by the enthusiasm of the players and quality of play by the finalists throughout the matches.
After a round robin set of matches, Enosoregbe and Emmanuel Ikakah qualified for the men’s singles final, which was action packed as both finalists did their best to emerge champion. The luck of the day shone on Enosoregbe, who won in two sets of 6-3, 6-2, to the delight of all, who hailed him all the way.
In the ladies singles final, Comfort Spencer dismantled Ann Okoro 6-1, 6-0 in a one-sided match.
Impressed with the performance of the players, Coach of the Delta State tennis team, Henry Ubochi said it was a very successful maiden edition, noting that the players contested keenly and that they have started shaping for the National Sports Festival in Calabar in November.
He added that the weekly clinic for kids will follow every Saturday, with Asaba being the serve off point.
The Executive Chairman of the Delta State Sports Council, Pinnick Amaju said it was a great innovation, which deserves support from all in Delta State.