Andrianjaftrimo, Setkic win first leg, Futures Four serves off
17-year-old French lady, Tessah Andrianjaftrimo and Aldin Setkic of Bosnia on Saturday won the the women and men’s singles titles respectively of the first leg of the on-going Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship holding at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
Andrianjaftrimo’s success didn’t come as a surprise to fans of the game at the arena following her single-minded approach, which saw her stopping top players standing on her way to glory.
She showed no mercy to her final opponent, fifth seed, Tadeja Majeric of Slovakia, who she defeated in 6-3, 5-7,6-4.
Men’s singles top seed, Setkic justified his rating, winning his way to the final and defeating Frenchman, Sadio Doumbia, in a one-sided two straight sets of 6-1, 6-0 in the final.
Andrianjaftrimo described Majeric as a tough opponent, adding, however, that she was happy winning the Governor’s Cup the very first time she was coming to Lagos to play an International Tennis Federation (ITF) approved competition.
The women’s doubles was won by the duo of Margarita Lazareva from Russia and Ukraine’s Valeriya Strakhova, while the pair of Pel David and Van Der Duim Antal, both from The Netherlands, won the men’s doubles.
Trophies were presented to all the winners during a brief ceremony attended by the vice chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Afolabi Salami, President of Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Rotimi Edu, Vice President of Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), Yemi Owoseni, Director General of Lagos State Sports Commission, Ayo Agbesanwa and a host of other guests.
Meanwhile, the second leg of the competition (Futures Four) served off yesterday with some qualifying matches, while the Main Draws will begin today.
The grand finale of the 15th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship will be held on Saturday, where the Minister of Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung and the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode are expected to be the special guests of honour.