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Nigeria’s David Ekpeyong wins J100 Championship in Ghana

Seun Ogunsakin

The rising profile of Nigeria number one David Ekpeyong continued at the weekend in Ghana where he emerged champion of the International Tennis Federation ITF J100 tournament.

The reigning CBN Open champion and tournament 3rd seed came from a set down to beat Serbian rival and number 2 seed Nikola Jovic 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Saturday’s final.

With this win Ekpeyong has now banished his losing streak in the J100 series after emerging as runner-up in the last two editions in Canada and Accra where he lost to same Jovic.

Enroute the latest victory, the Nigerian player accounted for the exit of the competition’s number one seed before beating American CAREL AUBRIELNgounoue in the semis.

Ekpeyong has continued to show that he has what it takes to play at the highest level of tennis.

Meanwhile Nigerian tennis players can now heave a sigh of relief after the national federation confirmed the date for this year’s Dala Hard court.

According to the president of the Nigeria Tennis Federation Engr. Dayo Akindoju the competition will hold from 10-18 November.

The confirmation puts to bed some of the players’ concerns which doubted whether the tournament would be staged this year.

More updates are expected from the federation in the build up to the championship.

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