Nigeria Shines As Ohunene Yakubu Emerges First-Ever U-16 Singles, Doubles Title Winner

Nigeria Shines As Ohunene Yakubu Emerges First-Ever U-16 Singles, Doubles Title Winner

  • Ohunene Yakubu is now the first Nigerian to claim the Under 16 African Junior Championship West and Central zone title
  • The teenager put up an impressive performance at the CAT West and Central Africa Junior Tennis Championship
  • Ohunene won her singles final against Gnarou Anne-Marie Togolese 6-0, 6-0

Ohunene Comfort Yakubu, 14, has become the first Nigerian to win the singles and doubles for Under 16 African Junior Championship West and Central zone.

Yakubu made history on Tuesday at the CAT West and Central Africa Junior Tennis Championship in the Girls U-16 event when she won her singles final against Gnarou Anne-Marie Togolese 6-0, 6-0.

She and her partner, Etoro Bassey also won their doubles final against Ghanaian Tomegah Sisu-Makena and Tracy Ampah 6-1, 6-2.

Ohunene Yakubu, Tennis, Doubles Title Winner
Ohunene Yakubu emerges first-ever U-16 singles and doubles title winner. Photo: ittennis
Source: UGC

She had to fight to the end before making it to the final. Ohunene played a four-hour-long final set match against a very resilient Tracy Ampah, the tournament’s number two seed, before triumphing with a 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 win to meet Gnarou.

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She is consistently paving her journey to legacy and becoming a household name within the Tennis community and globally within the coming years.

In 2015, Yakubu emerged winner of the MLMTP Tennis Open U-8. A feat she built on when she won the Junior Governors Cup U-10 and CBN Junior National Tennis Open tournament U-10 category in 2017.

Yakubu didn’t rest on her laurels, in 2019 she emerged winner of the Chief Bero U-14 Championship. The athlete later bagged Chevron U-12 National Junior Masters Invitational tournament. She added the Chevron U-12 Tennis tournament U-12 to her growing impressive wins.

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Speaking at the event, Sunday Dare said he is happy to be part of the landmark occasion.

According to him, the facility has opened a new page in Sports Development and Youth empowerment in Nnewi South local government; and by extension, Anambra state of Nigeria.

Source: Sports Brief News

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