The grand finale of 2015 edition of Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship ended Saturday with Antal Van Der Duim from The Netherlands and Switzerland’s Conny Perrin winning the men and women’s singles of the International Tennis Federation approved competition respectively.
Perrin defeated Tadeja Majeric, who was a winner in the 2013 edition and runner up in the first leg (Futures 1) women’s singles 6-3,46,7-6 to lift the women crown, while Van Der Duim won a repeat of Futures 3 quarter final match, beating Zimbabwe’s Takanyi Garangaga 6-3,6-4 to win the men’s singles trophy.
The final of the men’s singles was watched by the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode; former Vice President Alex Ekwueme; the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Chief Pius Akinyelure; the President of the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Engr. Sani Ndanusa; school children; and tennis pundits at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
The men’s doubles was won by Africa’s pair of Harris Llyod (South Africa) and Karim-Mohammed Maamoun (Egypt), while the women’s doubles was won by Indian Prarthana Thombare and Julia Terziyska from Bulgaria.
Ambode presented the trophies to both winner and runner up of the men’s singles. LOC boss Akinyelure presented the trophies to the winner and runner up in the women’s singles. President Lagos Lawn Tennis Club Edu presented winners of the men’s doubles their trophies, while women’s doubles winners received their trophies from the President of NTF Ndanusa.
The media exhibition game early in the morning of the finals was won by Fred Edoreh, chairman of Lagos SWAN, who beat Ganiyu Salman, Group Sports Editor of Tribune newspaper, in straight set of 6-1 6-3
The Governor’s Cup Tennis, a tournament organised to celebrate sitting governor of Lagos State since the administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, featured players from more than 40 countries in this year’s 15th edition.