By Our Reporter
Defending champions, Marylove Edwards of Nigeria and Egypt’s Joody Elkady will on Sunday clash in the final match of the second leg of ITF Tennis World Tour J5.
The Nigerian number and top seeded Marylove overpowered compatriot Ohunene Comfort Yakubu in two straight sets 6-3, 6-2 in the first semifinal game decided on Saturday in Court 2 at the National Tennis Complex of MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
In the second semifinal match, the tournament’s number two seed, Joody Elkady of Egypt cemented her place in the final having edged Romi Cohen of Israel 6-2, 6-3 to set up a mouthwatering Sunday’s final showdown with Marylove.
In the boy’s singles, it would be all European affair final as Great Britain Muktar Andu and Canada’s Amadike C will be out to battle for supremacy.
Andu defeated Nigeria’s Lucky Danjuma 6-1,6-0 while Amadike shut down South Africa’s Crowie Daniel, 6-1, 7-5 in the semifinal matches.
Meanwhile, duo of Amadike Chetanna and Ekpenyong David outlasted promising Gradin Harrison and Jimoh Franklin 6-4,6-1 to be crowned champions in the boys doubles event in grand style.
While the pair of Marylove Edwards and Romi Cohen emerged champions in the girls doubles event after their 6-3,6-3 victory over the duo of Joody Elkady and Josephine Yakubu on Saturday.
The girl’s final match between Marylove and Joody will take centre stage from 8am while the boy’s final will serve off by 2pm Nigerian time.