February 4, 2023

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Uwakwe tennis tourney: Enugu, Cross Rivers emerge champions

Oyinlomo Quadre, winner of girls’s single in 2021 DavNotch Tennis Nationwide Open championship version.

Enugu state has received the U-21 girls and boys and the U-15 boys of the simply concluded Prince Victor Uwakwe Regional Tennis Event whereas Anambra received the U-15 ladies.

The event which is within the fifth version, began on Sept. 6 and ended on 17 on the Enugu Sports activities Membership.

On the U-21 remaining performed inside Sports activities Membership Tennis Court docket, David Okonkwo received the boys class after defeating Chidera Mecha of Enugu.

Okonkwo misplaced the primary set 4-6 and got here again with 6-4, 6-4 to turn into the champion, whereas Favour Abendegowe defeated Amarachi Odoh 6-4, 7-5 to win ladies class.

Mecha from Enugu additionally received the U-15 boys after his opponent from Anambra, Ebube Ewuzie retired as a result of harm.

Mecha was main Ewuzie 6-1, 2-0 earlier than his unlucky harm which pressured him to retire.

On the U-15 ladies remaining, Toluwashe Agunbiade of Cross River State received the beneath 15 ladies beating Chiamaka Obed 4-1 5-3

Prof. Agu Gab Agu in his remarks to the gamers urged them to make self-discipline, laborious=work and zeal to develop within the recreation their watchword.

He known as on the state authorities to place a lot curiosity in sports activities to provide the youths a life line and take them away from vices.

“Authorities sports activities sponsorship isn’t exceptional, not a factor of pleasure, thrilling or commendable.

“Within the final recreation we had in Kwara, Enugu state didn’t have a tennis participant, even when now we have two gamers that may have received medals,” he stated.

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Prof. Agu suggested the youths to benefit from the Prince Uwakwe event to brighten their future, if they have to play the sport to skilled degree.

Additionally, the chairman of the Sports activities Membership, Mr Henry Nwosu stated that folks ought to bask in optimistic issues they are going to be remembered for once they depart the world.