Team Nigeria emerged the overall winner of the African Junior Tennis Circuit (AJTC) qualifier, which ended in Abuja on Monday at the tennis court of the Abuja national Stadium.
Nigeria clinched 13 medals- seven gold, five silver and two bronze medals from the two legs of the qualifiers. Togo and Mali came second and third respectively.
The president of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), who also doubles as the chairman of the Nigeria Olympic Commission (NOC), Engr. Sani Ndanusa, has commended the organisers of the championship for the sportsmanship and commitment exhibited by the participating countries.
Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Niger, Mali, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Togo and Nigeria participated in the one-week long championship.
Ndanusa continued by pledging the nation’s support to the development of the sport.
Elizabeth Garos Pam continued justifying her pedigree as one of the most outstanding fledgling talents available in the continent, defeating Marie Ange Sia of Cote d’Ivoire 6-4, 6-2 in the Girls’ U-16 final, while Sylvester Emmanuel beat Michael Michael for the Boys’ title.