Ohunene Comfort Yakubu Becomes First Nigerian To Win Singles And Doubles For Under-16 African Junior Championship West And Central Zone At 2023 CAT West Africa And Central Africa Junior Tennis Championship

14-year-old Ohunene Comfort Yakubu has become the first Nigerian to win the Singles and Doubles for Under-16 African Junior Championship West And Central Zone at the 2023 CAT West Africa And Central Africa Junior Tennis Championship.

Yakubu made history on January 10, 2023 at the CAT West and Central Africa Junior Tennis Championship in the Girls Under-16 event when she won her singles final against Gnarou Anne-Marie Togolese 6-0, 6-0. She and her partner, Etoro Bassey, also won their doubles final against Ghanaian Tomegah Sisu-Makena and Tracy Ampah 6-1, 6-2.

She had to fight to the end before making it to the final. She played a four-hour long final set match against a very resilient Tracy Ampah, the tournament’s number two seed, before triumphing with a 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 win to meet Gnarou.

In 2015, Yakubu emerged winner of the MLMTP Tennis Open U-8, a feat she built on when she won the Junior Governors Cup U-10 and CBN Junior National Tennis Open tournament U-10 category in 2017.

In 2018, she again won the CBN Junior National Tennis Open U-10. Yakubu also dominated the 7 UP Secondary School Tennis Championship Under-12, the Under-12 FAAN Tennis Club tournament, the Kone Tennis Tournament Under-12 girls doubles and Under-10 MP Tiger Tennis tournament.

Yakubu didn’t rest on her laurels. In 2019, she emerged winner of the Chief Bero Under-14 Championship. The athlete later bagged Chevron U-12 National Junior Masters Invitational tournament. She added the Chevron U-12 Tennis tournament Under-12 to her growing impressive wins.

In 2020, Ohunene Comfort Yakubu won CBN Junior National Tennis Tournament Under-14 and the Azimuth National Tennis Championship Under-14. She was the gold medalist, team event, Under-12 African Junior Championship, West and Central zone, in Benin Republic.

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