Thursday, 20 April 2017

Asaleye wins 2017 OATC Kutty Tournament

YEMI Asaleye on Wednesday emerged winner of the 2017 Obafemi Awolowo Tennis Club (OATC) Division A tournament sponsored by Elder Thiraviyam Subbukutty, a member of the club.

'Asa' as he is fondly called by his admirers, won the tournament decided at the tennis courts
of Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan, with a 6-2, 6-4 scoreline at the expense of irrepressible
Barrister Leye Adepoju.

A former renowned footballer, Barrister Adepoju had defeated Abusi Green in the semi-final 6-2, 7-5, while Asaleye, a Solar energy expert had triumphed over Barrister Leye Olubajo 6-3, 6-0 in another thrilling semi-final clash.

Speaking during the closing ceremony, the sponsor of the tournament, Elder Kutty promised to make it an annual event in response to the request from the OATC Club Captain, Mr Kunle Yusuf.

The OATC Club Captain in his remarks commended the fighting spirit of all the participants saying the standard of play was quite impressive.

He thanked the sponsor for the kind gesture saying the competition has now become an annual
event at Easter period with the green light received from Elder Kutty.

Meanwhile, the OATC Show The Light tournament for Division B players sponsored by Mr Matthew Okoye is scheduled to hold on Saturday, April 22 from 7am at the tennis courts of Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan.

Photo 1:  From left, the winner of the tournament, Yemi Asaleye; the sponsor Elder Subbukutty and the runner up, Barrister Leye Adepoju.

Photo 2: SPIRIT OF SPORTSMANSHIP: Solar energy expert, Yemi Asaleye left and Barrister Adepoju pose for a snapshot after the final.

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