George Darko defeated Daniel Anum Quartey in a two straight sets 7-6(5), 6-2 to win 2015 Senior Open Tennis Championship on Saturday.
George Darko, after the one week Championship said “I am truly happy with this achievement; it’s not been easy because everybody was determined to win, other players did their best but I knew right from the onset that I will win this championship”.
Hopes were high that Daniel Anum Quartey could land his first title after beating Pascal Ziyab in the quarter finals and Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo in the semis but Darko adopted more aggressive tactics for the final.
In the social category : Sammy Shaibu of 37 Officers Mess tennis Club defeats TOR Tennis Club’s Ismailia Lamtey 6-1, 6-2 in the Men’s 30-39 years. The men’s 40-49 was on by Doe Adjani also of Officers Mess Tennis Club Tennis Club beating Dr Patrick Bannkoh from korle-bu Tennis Club 7-6(5), 5-7,10-12.
Kobby Brew of Alisa Hotel tennis Club lost in the 50-59 men’s 7-5, 6-2 10-7 to Lawrence Lartey of Accra lawn Tennis Club. In Men’s 60-69 Nana Yaw Apaw added another title to Accra lawn Tennis Club with a 6- 5(r) win over Joe Paddymo. kate Coleman/ Isaac Dapaah won Mixed doubles.
Tournament coordinator Peter Annan full of praise sponsors ( Sikkens, voltic, All Afra Electricals Co. Ltd., MI-SWACO, Somotex, UT Bank, Bank of Africa, Akai House Clinic, Star Assurance , Goil, H2O Mobile Power Wash, Atlantic group, Japan Motors and MTN ) who came on board to make 13th edition successful one.
Story: Gabriel Amoakoh
Palm said “Coming into the court, I knew that I have a chance to make the history. Of course it served as a great motivation, as a great imperative..
Happy birthday Robert Mensah