Johnson Acquah on Saturday played spiritedly to end Reginald Okantey’s recent dominance over him in the 3rd GT Oddoye Memorial Junior Open Tennis in Accra.
Acquah, who has played second fiddle to Okantey in their last two meetings in a month -Accra Seniors Open and McDan U-18 championship- posted two straight wins to lift the ultimate.
In the girls U-18 category, Patricia Nyarko triumphed with a two-straight win to emerge top.
It was Richmond Nyarko, who went home with the most disciplined prize, with Danzel Darkey picking the most promising player.
Jeftax Dowouna of the Stadium Club was adjudged the youngest boy, while Winneba’s Sugry Akagori finished as the youngest girl.
The boys/girls U-10, boys and girls U-12, U-14 and U-16 in like manner and produced fireworks to the admiration of the fans.
Dr Adrian Oddoye the commended players, officials and sponsors for making the five-day event a huge success, saying: “We have witnessed amazing shots; the rallies are something else. We will definitely sustain this tournament, and we are hoping to take it a notch higher next year.”
National Sports Authority’s (NSA) Saka Acquaye commended the organisers and sponsors for providing the platform for the participants to exhibit their talents.
The GT Oddoye tournament was the second in the series after the Accra Seniors Open in a month successfully arranged by Peter Annan, Tournament Director.
The tourney which was in honour of GT Oddoye, former Chairman of the Accra Lawn Tennis Club, was sponsored by Akai House Clinic and supported by McDan and Ghana Tennis Federation, among others.
From: Eugene Akyea-Mensah