The 2019 Vemp National Open came to a close on Saturday at the National Tennis Centre in Abuja, following a week of gripping tennis action in four different categories.
Here are those who claimed top honours:
Sylvester Emmanuel came into the event on the back of a title-run at the Rainoil Open and did well to maintain the momentum all through the week-long hard-court event.
The 21-year-old didn’t drop a set until the final against Joseph Imeh, where he lost the first set. He, however, regrouped in good time to keep things at 2-6, 6-4 before Imeh retired due to a groin injury.
In the women’s singles, Oyinlomo Quadre powered through the draw to reach her 4th straight final and then made light work of Christie Agugbom, winning 6-1, 6-0 to claim the title.
The 16-year-old, ranked No. 1 in the country, had capped off a dominant 2019 season on the national scene, in which she won all titles.
In the doubles category, the pair of Lawal Shehu and Nonso Madueke defeated Joseph Imeh and Christian Paul 6-4, 7-6(3) to secure the men’s doubles title without losing a set the entire week.
Oyinlomo Quadre and Omolayo Bamidele also clinched the women’s doubles title without dropping a set, sealing their final victory with a 6-4, 7-5 score over Blessing Samuel and Christie Agugbom.
It’s a second straight doubles title for the teenage pair after their title-run at the Rainoil Open two weeks ago.