Last year’s Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Tennis Championship semi-finalist, Joseph Imeh, yesterday defeated Nonso Madueke 6-3, 3-1 (retired) to win the 42nd edition of the championships. The women’s singles top seed and defending champion, Oyinlomo Quardri, humiliated U.S.-based upcoming junior player, Marylove Edwards, 6-0, 6-0 to retain her crown.
Old warhorses, Abdulmumuni Babalola and Shehu Lawal won the men’s doubles title at the expense of Joseph Imeh and Albert Bikom, who complained of fatigue.
Quardri made it a 2020 double victory as she paired her women’s singles first round victim, Serena Teluwo, to lift the women’s doubles title when they beat the duo of Omolayo Bamidele and Jesutoyosi Adewusi, 6-2, 6-4.
In the wheelchair category, Alex Adewale stopped Wasiu Yusuf, 6-1, 6-2 to win the men’s singles eversion, while Chituru Nwaozuzu beat Kafayat Omosore 6-2, 2-6, 10-6 to claim the women’s singles crown.
Speaking after his victory, Joseph Imeh, gave all the praises to God for giving him victory while commending the Central Bank of Nigeria for being there for Nigerian youths through consistent sponsorship of the annual championships in both the Senior and Junior categories.
In her speech, Ladies’ champion, Oyinlomo Quadri, praised God for her victory, adding she is looking forward to more success.