Team CBN Futures and Team Yetade faced off at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos in a bottom-of-the-group clash during the weekend.
Both teams came into the tie having not won a single game in the NCC Tennis League.
Hosts, Team CBN Futures came out victorious after thrashing Team Yetade 6-1 to condemn them to yet another defeat in the league.
In the first match of the Men’s Singles, Stephen Augustine of Team CBN Futures beat Yetade’s Odeyemi Opeyemi 6-3, 6-1.
In the second match, Godsgift Timibra (Team CBN Futures) faced Olawolu Kayode (Team Yetade). Godsgift edged Olawolu 6-4 in the first set, but fell behind in the second set to lose 2-6. In the third set, he bounced back to hammer Olawolu 6-2 to win the match.
Toyin Asogba of Team CBN Futures played Yetade’s Akosile Afolarin in a Ladies Singles match that went to three set. Toyin won the 1st set 6-3, but lost the second 5-7 after Akosile put up a good performance. Toyin survived Akosile’s late fightback to win the third set 6-4.
Team CBN Futures took a solid 3-0 lead at the end of the day.
The following day, the Men’s Doubles saw Emmanuel Jebutu and Stephen Augustine (CBN Futures) team up against the pair of Opeyemi Odeyemi and Olawolu (Team Yetade) in another 3-set match. Yetade’s Olawolu and Opeyemi came out on top with a 4-6, 2-6, 12-10 win to give their team their first victory of the weekend.
In the Reverse Singles, Godsgift Timibra of CBN Futures beat Michael Olajimbite 6-4 in the first set; in the second set, he blew away a 4-2 lead to lose 5-7, and survived a late scare from Michael in the 3rd to win 6-3, while Emmanuel Jebutu won the 2nd Reverse Singles after thrashing Olawolu Kayode 6-2 in the first set, and was already 2-0 up in the second before Olawolu retired.
In the Mixed Doubles, the pair of Ayodeji Omodara and Akosile Afolarin of Team CBN Futures team up to beat the duo of Team Yetade’s Stephen Augustine and Omolade Aderemi 6-4, 6-2.