Benjamin Fumi is through to the semi-finals of the Friday Night Tennis Challenge after defeating Clement Alisi in a two straight sets at the Ghana Tennis Club, Adabraka. Fumi beat Alisi 6-4, 6-0 in an hour and 10 minutes.
Tennis Professional of Ghana (TPG) no.9 ranked Clement Alisi replaces injured Benjamin Palm.
Alisi started strongly against former TPG No.1 Fumi, racing through the opening set with some powerful serves but Fumi stepped up to 5-4 and then served out the first set 6-4.
Fumi opened up to a 4-0 lead in the second set as Alisi could not find an antidote to Fumi’s aggressive play. Fumi maintained his momentum and won the 2nd set 6-0.
Speaking to ghanatennis.org Benjamin Fumi said,” I’m happy to advance to the semi-finals. In fact, this is my first time playing under floodlights at Ghana Tennis Club. A big thank you to the sponsors for such an initiative”.
In the social grudge match, Army Officer’s tennis sensation; Linda Agyei outplayed Tesano tennis club’s Shilla Duewer to win 6-3,6-2. After her game, Linda Agyei said, “I feel so excited. Initially, I was a little nervous when we began the game but gradually I picked up and won. Yesterday being my birthday I promised myself to beat Duewer to crown the birthday’.
Story: Gabriel Amoakoh