At the Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin, during the weekend, Team Optiwebb condemned visitors, Team Oluyole to another defeat in the ongoing NCC Tennis League.
The 6-1 defeat has left Team Oluyole without a win in three matches and at the bottom of the Blue Group standings with 0 points and with a game difference of 3-18 (wins-losses).
In the first match of the Men’s Singles, Uche Okparaoji of Team Optiwebb took on Samson Bamidele. Uche lost the first set 3-6, but had to stay composed to stage a comeback. He stunned Bamidele in the second set 6-2 and took the third set 6-4 to win the match.
In the second match, Isaac Emeruwa of Team Optiwebb fell to defeat at the hands of Oluyole’s Sunday Okechukwu. Okechukwu edged Isaac in the first set 6-4, but was rattled in the second set 2-6. In third set, Okechukwu regained his composure to win the match as he won 6-1.
Oluchi Ozurumba of Team Optiweb was pitted against Team Oluyole’s Colleen Orji in the Ladies Singles. Oluchi put in a dominant display to beat Colleen 6-3, 6-3.
In the Men’s Doubles, Henry John and Kareem Badmus of Team Optiwebb teamed up to hammer Kunle Bamidele and Ganiyu Salami 6-2, 6-1 to give their team the edge for the day for the very first time in the ongoing League.
The following day witnessed another level of hunger and ruthlessness from Team Optiwebb as Kareem Badmus trounced Sunday Okechukwu of Team Oluyole 6-1, 6-2 in the first Reverse Singles.
In the second Reverse Singles, Uche Okparaoji continued the pummelling as he beat Sunday Okechukwu of Team Oluyole 6-1, 6-2.
The Mixed Doubles was no different as Team Optiwebb’s Henry John and Oluchi Ozurumba made light work of veteran, Wasiu Ibrahim and Colleen Orji, defeating them 6-2, 6-3.
At the end of all the matches, Team Optiwebb won the tie 6-1 against Team Oluyole.
This is Team Optiwebb’s first win of the season and it leaves them in 4th position in the Blue Group standings.