The Nigerian team to the 1st ever Africa Beach Games in Cape Verde ended their beach tennis campaign on a high, following a straight-sets victory over Algeria in the women’s doubles category on Sunday.

The team, comprising Christy Agugbom and Blessing Samuel, combined excellently to ease to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over the Algerian pair of Boudjadi Hanine and Felloussa Amina and cap off an impressive beach tennis outing on the island of Sal.

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Samuel and Agugbom (L) in action against the Algerians.

The final victory sees Nigeria finish with 4 points and claim the Silver medal, having won 2 out of 3 matches. Morocco clinched the Gold medal, following their final victory over host nation, Cape Verde, who finished in third place.

Nigeria had lost to Morocco on the first day, but bounced back strongly against Cape Verde in their second match, where they rallied from a set down to secure a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory.

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L-R: Christy Agugbom, coach Abdulmumin Babalola, and Blessing Samuel ended their beach tennis campaign on a high in Sal on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Algeria finished bottom of the log, having not won a single match.

The Africa Beach Games, which got under way on June 14, has a thousand athletes from 54 African nations, vying for medals in 11 different sports. The event will come to a close on 23 June.