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Action Begins As 17th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Serves Off In Lagos
. Action from previous Lagos tennis Governor’s Cup
The 2017 edition of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship has begun with the qualifying matches decided at the weekend paving way for real action of the Main Draws which get underway at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan on Monday.
The first leg (Futures 4) promises to be real battles for Nigerian players as more of the Local players fought their ways from the qualifying series to the Main Draws. They are joining Clifford Enosoregbe (1168) who is the highest ranked Nigerian players in the tournament this year.
Nigeria’s Henry Atseye joined some of his compatriots in the Main Draws of the Governor’s Cup. He defeated, Nigerian, Christian Paul in two straight sets of 6-1, 6-0, to move beyond the preliminary stages of the competition to the thick of the action.
Other Nigerians in the main draws are Oyinlomo Quadri, Christopher Bulus, Adetayo Adetunji. Turkish Cem Ilkel is the top seed in the men’s singles followed by Egyptian Karim-Mohamed Maamoun as the second seed. Former champion, Conny Perrin of Switzerland is the top seed in the women’s singles.
Meanwhile, tickets for the Governor’s Cup are available on the platforms of Ariya Tickets and Naija Tickets Shop. The tickets come in different categories. While Category 1 regular ticket goes for N1,500 each, the VIP category goes for N5,000 each. The tickets bought last for the two weeks event. The tickets can also be purchased at the venue.