Holmes, Olagbegi Shine at Lagos Country Club Tennis Festival


Matt Holmes defeated Kola Sofola 6-1, 7-5 to emerge Men’s Singles ‘A’ champion as the 2016 Lagos Country Club Tennis Festival came to a colourful end at the weekend.

Omatsola Abati posted a 6-3, 6-1 win over Olukayode Ifeajika to clinch the Men’s Singles ‘B’ title of the three weeks tournament sponsored by Etisalat.

Holmes, the in-form player of the club however had to content with second position in the doubles as his partnership with Chijioke Agbo lost 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, to Prince Adejoro Olateru-Olagbegi and Tony Unuavworho in the last match of the tournament which was watched by Club President, Kayode Moradeyo, Wale Osomo, the immediate past president, Etisalat officials among others.

The women’s doubles title was won by Tosin Osikoya and Dolapo Holmes who defeated Lola Aluko and Ayo Odiah 6-1, 3-6, 10-7 while the veteran’s doubles was won by Sani/Obed beat Olagbegi and Akinhanmi.

Nathaniel Aluko beat Tobi Ayoola 9-11,10-1,10-3 to win the under 8 (Red Ball) while Mosisienemo Gabriel defeated Sewa Teluwo 10-1, 10-3 to win the girl’s title. Toluwase Dele-Oshiga topped Fisayo Ariyo 10-4, 10-7 for the under 9 (Orange Ball).

Serena Teluwo edged Olamide Aluko 5-4, 4-2 for the girls under 12 crown just as Filippo Trombi outplayed Ayorinde Gabriel 4-0, 4-0 in the boy’s category.

Kareem Kareem won the boy’s under 18 by beating Gideon Aluko while Isaac Attah and Michael Osho took the senior and junior ball boys titles at the expense of Innocent Joseph and Emmanuel Bassey respectively.

“This tournament has enhanced friendship and ties among member and non members and we thanks Etisalat for their sponsorship,” tennis captain, Segun Aluko expressed.