The Tarkwah Tennis Club House was the centre of attraction last Saturday when Jude Asiedu made a good name for himself when he won the 7th Edition of the 2017 Goldfields Club Tennis Tournament.
Jude beat two-times Champion Eric Okyere to claim the title in a highly rated tournament which included men’s and women’s singles as well as veterans.
Asiedu won the title after defeating his opponent 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 40 minutes to take home the prestigious trophy and other attractive and worthy prizes at the Championship which was sponsored by Cummmis Ghana Limited.
After his glorious moment, Jude spoke to the media and stated thus “To win this final against one of the best players in the Club is something which is really fantastic for me. I played a great game today. I capitalized on the chances I had in the first and final sets and even though Eric responded well, I was much focused and I think I played a great match,”
Jude won the first set 2-1 in a closely contested game. Eric responded massively by getting back on level pegging but then Jude quickly regained the advantage with another break to move ahead 5-4 then held serve to take the opening set from Eric to win 6-4.
Eric exhibited his resilience and unyielding spirit when he bounced back to go up 5-4 in the second set with a break and then finished the set as victor with 6-4.
Jude then regained strength to uplift his game when he propelled himself to a 5-1 lead but allowed his opponent to close up and pile more pressure on him with 5-3 scoreline but Jude came back strong finishing it with his serve to win 6-3.
Ebenezer Conduah and Eric Okyere combined to win the men’s doubles at the expense of Isaac Williams Arthur and Bartels Boham, 6-1,6-2.
Michael Bonsu won the veterans category after overcoming Gideon Asakpo 6-2,6-1.
In the consolation event: Kweku Wofa Ntarmah won with a 6-1,7-6(7) against Alex Aboagye Akari. The last hope game was also won by Kofi Etrew Arhin with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Charles Van-Dyck.
In the ladies singles action, three- times Champion Eunice Mintah brushed aside Rudy Sanoah with a 6-1, 6-0 to confirm his superiority.
Eunice then continued her fired power in the ladies’ doubles with partner Hillary Dzakpasu when they dealt with Rudy Sanoah and Ghana’s Under -12 Champion Tracy Ampah in an interesting game that finished 6-1,6-2.
Eric Okyere who lost the men singles to Jude Asiedu got something to take home when he partnered Linda Osei in the mixed doubles to defeat Ebenezer Conduah and Ireene Ateng, 6-0, 6-1.
Mr. Alfred Otoo the manager of Power Generation who represented Mr. Fredrick Aryeetey, the General Manager of Cummins Ghana limited said the company will continue to support the development of tennis in the country.
Godfred Avane, who also represented the General Manager of the Tarkwa Goldfields, Mr. Stephen Osei Bempah, stated thus ” though our club is most active in the mining sector, we encourage members to keep up the good works in helping to promote tennis in Ghana. We would like to thank Cummins Ghana Limited for their support which has made the tournament a success”.
Source : Tennis Ghana