Governor’s Cup 2017: Unseeded Dutchman Crushes Top Seed In First Round

The main draw of the first week of the 2017 Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship served off on a rather surprising note as top seed, Karim Mohamed-Mamooun of Egypt crashed out following a 2-6, 2-6 loss to unseeded Stephan Fransen of the Netherlands. The Egyptian, who had featured at the previous three Nigeria Futures held…

ITF U18 Circuit: Bulus Leaps High In World Rankings

Nigeria’s Christopher Bulus has moved up 158 placed to world no 621 following his great display at the ongoing ITF U18 Circuit holding in Lome, Togo. Although, the 16-year-old fell short of claiming the top prize in last weekend’s final against Eliakim Coulibaly of Cote d’Ivoire, he did enough to improve significantly on his global…

Nigeria’s Bulus Bags Silver At ITF Junior Circuit

Nigeria’s Christopher Bulus has failed in his bid to land a major international title over the weekend, following a 0-6, 1-6 loss to Eliakim Coulibaly of Cote d’Ivoire in the finasl of the ITF U18 Circuit in Togo. The 16-year-old Aces Tennis Club of Lagos player went into the game with a bright chance as…

Nigeria’s Bulus Hits Final of ITF Circuit in Togo

Nigeria’s Christopher Bulus Friday qualified for the boys’ singles final of the 2107 ITF Junior Circuit in Togo with a roller-coaster 6-1, 6-1 win over Alex Lago of Cote d’ivoire. Bulus reached the semi-finals of the Benin Leg of the point-earning tournament where he lost to eventual winner Delmas N’tcha of Benin and is now…

Sara Errani Sanctioned For Doping Violations

An Independent Tribunal appointed under Article 8.1 of the 2017 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”) has found that Sara Errani committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme and, as a consequence, has disqualified the affected results and imposed a period of ineligibility of two months, commencing on 3 August 2017. Ms….

Nigeria’s Inyang Clinches Another Tennis Title In US

Nigeria national junior player, Gabriel Inyang continued his breathless display on his summer training tour of the United States on Saturday by beating Alex Weinberg to retain the Feinberg 12 and Under tournament held at the Brant Lake Camp, Adirondacks, New York. The Victoria Garden City Club of Lagos player, who clocked 12 on July…

Davis Cup: Nigeria Sign Out With Win Over Algeria, To Place fifth

Team Nigeria, at the weekend, defeated Algeria 2-0, to place fifth at the 2017 Davis Cup Africa Zone Group 3 held at Solaimaniyah Club, Cairo, Egypt. Having lost 3-0 and 2-1 to Zimbabwe in Pool A, Nigeria, which paraded Abdulmumuni Babalola, Sylvester Emmanuel, Clifford Enosoregbe, Joseph Ubon and Benson Isichelli (non-playing Captain), vented their anger…

Nigeria Junior Player, Inyang Retains U12 Tennis Crown in New York

Nigeria junior player, Gabriel Inyang has retained the Boys’U12 title at the Beco International Tennis Championship in New York. Inyang, who will be 12 later this month, defeated American Alexander Wenberg 8-6 in a keenly-contested final of the tournament. The Victoria Garden City Club of Lagos super kid represented the IMG Academy in the tournament…

Ndanusa Canvasses Support For New NTF Board

Immediate past-president of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) Engr. Sani Ndanusa has urged tennis stakeholders to support the newly-elected board to be headed by Dayo Akindoju. Ndanusa, a former Minister of Sports, commended Yemi Owoseni, who contested with Akindoju, as well as other tennis stakeholders for displaying maturity in Tuesday’s Federations’ election in Abuja stressing…