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Twins Affair Final: Sabanov’s Brothers Win Doubles Glory At Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis
. Shabanov brothers with Mr Tunji Bello representative of Gov Ambode
After winning the first leg men’s doubles, the duo of Ivan and Matej Sabanov from Croatia defied all odds to claim the title again in the second leg of the 17th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship, which ended Saturday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
In the final watched by Mr Tunji Bello, the Secretary to the Lagos State Government, who represented the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwumi Ambode, the Sabanovs was a delight to watch as they defeated the Sood’s brothers, Chandril and Lakshit from India in straight set of 6-3,6-4.
In the women’s doubles, the pairs of Conny Perrin of Switzerland and Valeriya Strakhova of Ukraine beat Tadeja Majeric from Slovenia and Tiffany William from Great in a tough duel that ended 6-1,6-2.
In the singles singles matches decided early in the day,, Pedja Krstin of Serbia, who won the first leg also repeat the same feat in the second leg, when he beat Johan Sebastien Tatlot from France in straight set of 6-2,4-6,6-3. Former champion, Conny Perrin won the women’s singles after defeating first leg winner, Israeli Deniz khazaniuk in straight set of 7-6,6-3.
Presentation to the winners of the men’s doubles was done by Mr Tunji Bello in company of the chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Chief Pius Akinyelure, Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, representative of the Minister of Sports, Dr. Segun Akinlotan, the President of Lagos State Lawn Tennis Club, Prince Gbenga Lufadeju and others.