The 4th annual Luik Tennis and Recreation Club Member Tennis League ended at the weekend at the club’s courts in Lekki with so much fanfare and excitement.
A former Super Eagles skipper, Austin Okocha, was the cynosure of all eyes as he played an exhibition match with another celebrity, Dare Art Alade, shortly before the final matches in the men and women singles.
Every touch of Okocha and Art Alade were received with cheers during the highly entertaining exhibition match.
However in the men’s singles, Emelie Okika defeated Rume Dubre 7/5, 6/2 to lift the title while Betsy Eze defeated Mobolaji Ogundairo in straight sets of 6/4,6/2 to win the women’s singles event.
The most explosive match of the day was the men’s doubles final between Rume Dubre/Godwin Kienka and Tope Aremu/Bayo Oguntunde.
After losing the first set at 6/4, the pair of Dubre and Kienka won the second set 6/3 and went ahead to win the tough decider in the rubber 11/9 as spectators were kept at the edge of their seats for the better duration of the encounter.
Manager of Luik Tennis Recreation Club, Joseph Ogar, was excited after the final matches of the tennis league, which started on April 15.
Ogar said: “We have had loads of fun during the tournament. People were eager to play and the excitement was wonderful because of the bragging rights and the love of the game.
“I want to thank our sponsors – Nigeria Breweries Limited under brand, Amstel, ARM Pensions and Redbull- they were really supportive. We are so happy and hope the next edition will be better.”