NPA Open Tennis Championships: Enosorogbe, Idoko, others clinch semi-final tickets

Clifford Enosorogbe defeated Emmanuel Sylvester 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday in one of the quarter-final matches of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Open Tennis Championships to grab a semi-final ticket.

The match, which is in the men’s singles category, was played at the tennis courts of Package B of the Abuja National Stadium.

In another match, Candy Idoko qualified for semi-finals after Henry Atseye failed to continue, owing to a shoulder injury he sustained, with Idoko leading 5-3.

In the other men’s singles match, Imeh Joseph walked over Michael Moses, who did not show up for the match, while Idoko Emmanuel beat AbdullahiHamidu 6-1, 6-4.

In the women’s singles category, Christie Agugbom beat LovethDonatus 6-1, 6-1, while Blessing Samuel beat ChidinmaChukwu 6-1, 6-2 to book semi-final tickets for the championship.

Winners of the NPA championships’ men and women singles titles will receive N300,000 each, while the runners-up will get N200,000 each.

The winners of the men and women doubles will get N100,000 each, while the runners-up will also share N75,000 each.

The championships, which is holding at the Package B of the Abuja National Stadium is being organised by the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF).

It began on Nov. 28 and is expected to end on Dec. 6. 

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