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CBN Snr Tennis: Top seed Emmanuel dismisses Tortola is straight sets

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Defending Champion of the Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Tennis championship and tournament top seed, Sylvester Emmanuel lived up to expectations in the opening round matches of the on-going 41ST edition of the championship when he defeated Isiaka Tortola in two straight sets, 6-0, 6-3 to advance to the second round where he will face the winner between Eze Tochukwu and Okwuchukwu Michael.

But it was a tough one for tournament seed  2 and last year’s runners-up, Imeh Joseph who had to play the game of his life before overcoming unseeded Ikakah Emmanuel.l who stretched him beyond limits.

Having lost the first set 3-6, Imeh bounced back in the second set by winning it 6-2 before rounding it up in the third set that ended 6-3 in his favour.

Imeh will ttoday engage Henry John in the second round

John Henry beat Jubrin Hassan 6-1, 6-2 while Mohammed Musa outstroked Idris  Aliyu 6-1, 6-0.

In the women category, Moses Favour Blessing beat Omolayo Blessing 6-3, 6-4 while Aanu Aiyegbusi  dismissed Joy Sunday by handing two straight sets 6-0, 6-0 even as Blessing Anuna ran home with a 2-0 victory over  Amara Nwokolo.whom she decisioned 6-2,  6-2 to move advance.

Onebamhun Patience defeated Stella Udokwelu 6-3, 6-2 while Omolayo Osewa  picked her second round ticket by beating  Fola Ogunsholai 6-1, 6-0. Also in the second round is Mohammed  Jumai who stopped Jesutoyosi Adewusi 6-4, 6-3.

The game between  Aare Bunmi and Ngozi- Dirisu ended 6-7 on 4, 6-2, 6-3 in favour of Aare  Bunmi.


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