The maiden Champion Bowl National Qualifier Series, a tennis competition for children, ended recently in Lagos with Philip Abayomi emerging winnr in the Boys' 16U, while Adeleye Daniel won the Boys' 14U category.
Abayomi defeated Emmanuel Jebutu 9-1 in the 16U final, while Daniel was superior in the 14U final against Gabriel Richards, winning 9-7 at Luik Tennis and Recreation Club, Lekki, Lagos.
It was a battle of two Indians in the 10U final, with Satyam Maurya defeating Daiwik Keshrisingh Pundir 6-4 to win the trophy. The duo Maurya and Pundir, alongside Jade Nzewi will jet out to Umag, Croatia, in September with the Nigerian 10U team for the Champion Bowl competition.
Tournament Director, Temituoyo Nzewi, said the competition was a collaborative effort between Kone's Tennis Cafe and the Nigerian Tennis Federation, with the aim of developing young tennis players in Nigeria by creating opportunities through such programmes. She commended the sponsors, Zenith Platinum and Wilson Tennis Equipment for their assistance.
The CEO, LTR, Uzo Izugbokwe, said the facilities allowed children to build character through sports and also create lasting relationships between tribes, religions and nations.
Source: Voice of Nigeria