Chituru Nwaozuzu and Wasiu Yusuf, today, claimed the PUMA Engineering Wheelchair Open women’s and men’s singles title in Abuja.
Chituru Nwaozuzu came from a set down to beat Kafayat Omisore in three sets and claim the women’s singles title.
Omisore, seeking to defend her title, took the first set, but Nwaozuzu, who lost to Omisore in last year’s semifinals, rallied impressively to secure a 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 victory in over 3 hours and cap off a sensational week of tennis in Abuja.
Chituru had, on Friday, secured the women’s doubles title, partnering Tosin Dawodu.
Tosin Dawodu and Chituru Nwaozuzu came from behind to beat the Kenyan pair of Asiya Sururu and Jane Ndenga 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 and claim the women’s doubles title.
Elsewhere, Wasiu Yusuf, seeded 2nd, produced a rock-solid performance to beat the top seed, Alex Adewale 6-3, 6-4 and claim the men’s singles title.
Adewale, who was bidding for his second consecutive title here, had defeated Yusuf in the semifinals of this event last year, but couldn’t match his compatriot’s intensity in today’s final.
It’s been a remarkable campaign for Yusuf, who claimed the men’s doubles title on Friday in partnership with Alex Adewale.
The duo claimed their second consecutive men’s doubles title with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Kenya’s Collins Lumumba and Peter Munuve.