Akin Akinrimisi has emerged champion of the 2016 Final 8 Ladder Championship of the Lagos Country Club Tennis Section. Akinrimisi defeated Kunle Onamusi 6-2, 6-2 to top the chart heading into 2017.
“The ladder board challenge has been competitive throughout the whole year. I have been here for over 25 years and lots of other players are also improving. He (Onamusi) gave a good account of himself because he caused a couple of upsets before reaching the final but my experience made the difference,” he said.
The three-day tournament sponsored by Barrister Rasky Gbinigie had Victor Ogbeide, Babs Fashanu, Ayo Olujobi, Femi George, Henry Mbadiwe, and Wale Adeshida, in order, finishing third to eighth positions.
A Special Award was presented to George, who placed sixth, for playing nine challengers matches; the highest in the outgoing year.
“The enthusiasm generated is so high which is pointing to the fact that next year will be tougher. Most members are already looking forward to it and this will raise the standard of play in this section. Special thanks also go to the tennis captain Segun Aluko and his team for organising another very successful event,” section chairman, Arinze Onubogu stated in his closing remarks.