Rebecca Ekpeyong, David Ekpeyong, and Seun Ogunsakin are among players who are into the semifinals of the Chevron Junior Tennis Championship in Lagos.
Round-robin action of the 19th edition of the Chevron Junior event concluded on Friday, with top seed in the boys 12 & under, Seun Ogunsakin beating Praise Ikeuba 9-2 in Group A. In the semifinals on Saturday, Ogunsakin, who’s aiming for his second consecutive title in this category, will take on 4th seed Lucky Danjuma, who thrashed Prince Emeka 9-0 in Group D.
Meanwhile, Silas Isaac, who defeated Arwal Jaji 9-1 in Group C, will face 3rd seed, Henry Aina in the other boys semifinals.
In the girls 12 & under, Favour Amaechi, who’s seeded No. 1 in this category, dismissed Khadijat Haruna 9-2 in Group A and will go on to face 3rd seed, Mary Azi, who claimed a 9-0 win over Fego Ayetuoma in Group C.
Nene Yakubu swatted aside Sarah Adisa for a 9-1 win in Group B and will take on 4th seed, Success Ogunjobi, who beat Esther Lucky by the same scoreline, for a place in the final.
Top seed in the boys 16s, David Ekpeyong continued his impressive round-robin form with a comprehensive 9-1 victory over John Peter in Group A. Ekpeyong will now go head-to-head with 4th seed, Joshua Maxwell in the semifinals on Saturday. Maxwell finished off his round-robin campaign with a 9-3 victory over Usman Garba in Group D.
In Group B, Daniel Adeleye, the 2nd seed, defeated Gabriel Inyang 9-4 and will play Taofeek Mogaji of Group C, who edged 3rd seed Isaac Danjuma 9-7, in the semifinals.
In the girls 16 & under, top seed Rebecca Ekpeyong, who’s looking to secure her second straight title in this category, defeated Esther Azi 9-4 in Group A, and will face Group C’s Mary Udoffa, who eased past Destiny Okhinaye 9-1.
Jesutoyosi Adeusi and Blessing Otu will contest the other girls 16 semifinals. Adeusi edged Serena Teluwo 9-5 in Group B, while Otu secured a 9-8 victory over Chidinma Ezeh.
Friday’s full results
Boys 12 and Under
Seun Ogunsakin bt. Praise Ikeuba 9-2
Malcom Osaji WO Gbadebo Samad
Precious Ikeuba bt. Kosoko Farouk 9-1
Silas Isaac bt. Arwal Jaji 9-1
Israel Adeusi WO Satyam Maurya
Emmanuel Ameh bt. Henry Aina 9-7
Lucky Danjuma bt. Prince Emeka 9-0
Rayman Zayan bt. Seyi Ogunsakin 9-3
Girls 12 and Under
Favour Amaechi bt. Khadijat Haruna 9-2
Nene Yakubu bt. Sarah Adisa 9-1
Mary Azi bt. Fego Ayetuoma 9-0
Success Ogunjobi bt. Esther Lucky 9-1
Boys 16 and Under
David Ekpeyong bt. John Peter 9-1
Mohammed Idris bt. Arwal Garba 9-1
Daniel Adeleye bt. Gabriel Inyang 9-4
Sunday Ameh bt. Adisa Imole 9-5
Gbolahan Olaniyan bt. Delight Ikeuba 9-5
Taofeek Mogaji bt. Isaac Danjuma 9-7
Joshua Maxwell bt. Usman Garba 9-3
Moses Olamilekan bt. Filipo Trombi 9-8
Girls 16 and Under
Rebecca Ekpeyong bt. Esther Azi 9-4
Faith Adeusi bt. Idowu Lagundoye 9-3
Salamatu Haruna bt. Timipre Maxwell 9-4
Jesutoyosi Adeusi bt. Serena Teluwo 9-5
Mary Udoffa bt. Destiny Okhinaye 9-1
Faith Ameh bt. Amarachi Ezeh 9-4
Ngowari Jim-jaja bt. Esther Oni 9-0
Blessing Otu bt. Chidinma Ezeh 9-8
Seun Ogunsakin vs Lucky Danjuma
Silas Isaac vs Henry Aina
Favour Amaechi vs Mary Azi
Nene Yakubu vs Success Ogunjobi
David Ekpeyong vs Joshua Maxwell
Daniel Adeleye vs Taofeek Mogaji
Rebecca Ekpeyong vs Mary Udoffa
Jesutoyosi Adeusi vs Blessing Otu
Semifinal action gets underway from 10:00am on Saturday, 26 October, at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan