Now into the business end of the Rainoil Tennis Open in Lagos, and after days of intense actions, players would be looking to give in their all in order to book a final spot at the clay event taking place at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja.
Tennis fans are surely going to have a feast on their hands in the Men’s Singles as Henry Atseye, who got one over an injured Babalola in the quarter-final, squares off with Dala Hard Court tennis champ, Thomas Otu. The most recent meeting between these two was in September in a group stage match of the NCC Tennis Cup, a match Otu won in three sets.
Will Atseye get his revenge? Or will it be another final for Otu? This match is live today, Friday on Court 3 from 11:00am.
In the other semis match, Joseph Imeh, who’s hoping to end the year with a major trophy will first have to get past youngster, Christopher Bulus. Bulus who’s been in good form all year, winning the 2017 ITF Junior Circuit in Lome, Togo, will be no walkover as he’s dropped only a single so far. This promises to be an intense affair.
The Women’s Singles will see veteran, Christie Agugbom do battle with top seed, Sarah Adegoke for the second time in the space of three weeks. Sarah Adegoke had humbled Agugbom in Abuja in the semi-final of the NCC Tennis Cup between Team Offikwu and Team Civil Defence in November and would be looking to replicate the same performance here in Lagos. Will the veteran put a stop to Adegoke’s ruthless run?
Also, Patience Onebamhoin will face a worthy test when she comes up against 4-times Dala Hard Court Tennis champion, Blessing Samuel. Samuel is favorite to progress to the final, but can Patience Onebamhoin cause a major upset in Lagos? This match is live today, Friday on Court 4 from 11:00am Nigerian time.