Seun Ogunsakin and Nene Yakubu, both from the South West, emerged victorious in the 12 & Under category at the Chevron Junior Tennis Championship final in Lagos today, while Daniel Adeleye and Rebecca Ekpeyong claimed the boys and girls 16 & under titles, respectively.
Seun Ogunsakin, the top seed in the boys 12 category, rallied impressively from behind to beat Silas Isaac at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, and claim his second consecutive title at the event.
The 10-year-old fought back from an opening set loss to secure a 7-10, 10-5, 10-8 victory over Isaac.
Nene Yakubu, meanwhile, defeated top seed, Favour Amaechi 10-7, 8-10, 10-3 to claim the girls 12 title. Yakubu, who finished as runner-up in the previous edition, produced a stronger performance this time, as she regained control of the match after two tight sets to power to victory.
In the boys 16 & under final, second seed, Daniel Adeleye, also from the South West, prevailed over top seed, David Ekpeyong in three sets to emerge winner. Adeleye, who fell to David Dawariye in the final of the previous edition, went one better this time, securing a 10-7, 11-13, 10-4 victory over Ekpeyong.
Adeleye had led 9-4 in the second set, but squandered the lead as Ekpeyong fought back to take the set and force a deciding set. Adeleye would however regain composure to take the decider and claim victory.
Elsewhere, Rebecca Ekpeyong of the South South claimed back-to-back titles in the girls 16 & under category, following a 12-10, 10-12, 10-3 victory over Jesutoyosi Adeusi.
Ekpeyong, who was adjudged the most outstanding player in the previous edition, fought off a strong challenge from Adeusi in the first and second sets before easing through the third to close out the match, capping off yet another memorable campaign.