NNPC/SNEPCO Promises Future Support for Ikoyi Club Tennis Section


The NNPC/SNEPCO tennis tournament which took place at the tennis section of the Ikoyi Club 1938 came to close last week after six days of thrill from participants.

In the men’s singles A finals, Gbenga Familoni defeated number one seed, Nishant Abbi in two straight sets, 6/4, 7/6 while Kunle Ogunkoya beat Femi George 6/4, 3/6, 10-3 in the men’s singles B finals.

In the ladies singles finals Maryanne Chuks defeated Chizoba Onuoha by 6/3, 6/2.

Men’s doubles finals saw the pair of Kayode Awokoya and Eric Ereyi beat Evans Ukoh and Chinedu Idike by 6/4, 6/4.

The pair of Ejiofor Onyia and Olowe Olaleye got the better of Chris Akpunonu and Walter Jibunoh by 6/2, 6/4 in the men’s double 60 above.

In the team events finals, Bonga North west defeated Bonga south west by eight points to two.

Speaking at the end of the championship, Managing Director, SNEPCO, Mr. Bayo Ojulari, thanked Ikoyi Club Tennis Section for being a fantastic host.

“I was pleased when the request for the sponsorship of this tournament came up. It’s a new beginning and SNEPCO would have more opportunities to collaborate with the tennis section. We are indeed looking forward to a better collaboration in future,” Ojulari said.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the tennis section, Oloye Esan Ogunleye described the tournament as a very special outing, especially being sponsored by “our old friend”.

“NNPC/SNEPCO had squeezed the tournament in their annual programme. It’s a renewal of our old friendship and Ikoyi Club has become an institution that could not be ignored,” he said.

Trophies, cash vouchers and other various prizes were won by participants.