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NCC Tennis League: Team VGC Lions, Kalotari Win Away

first_imgFormer national top 10 player Lovette Donatus ensured a clean sweep of the three points on offer on opening day by defeating Colleen Orji 6-4, 4-0 (scratch) in the ladies’ singles.Team Oluyole fought back on Sunday claiming one reverse singles and the men’s doubles through Okechukwu who beat George Abamu 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 and the pair of Ganiyu Salami and Kunle Bamidele who bested the Abamu brothers 6-4, 7-6.The VGC Lions, however made sure of the point by winning one reverse singles and the mixed doubles.In Ilorin, Team Kalotari won all the seven matches without dropping a set to sweep the tie.Christian Paul beat Emmanuel Ikakah in the first men’s singles 6-1, 6-3; Emmanuel Sunday defeated Sunday Emeruwa 6-4, 6-2 and Blessing Samuel outplayed Oluchi Ozurumba 6-3, 6-2 to win the three singles matches on opening day.Ikechukwu Iloputa then paired Paul to win the men’s doubles against Kareem Badmus and Henry John 6-3, 6-4 to put the tie beyond the reach of the host team.The reverse singles and the mixed doubles were a lot closer. Sunday beat Ikakah 6-1, 7-5 and Paul defeated Emeruwa 6-2, 6-3 while Paul and Samuel teamed to edge Badmus and Ozurumba 6-4, 7-5.The two ties completed the first round of matches in the Blue Group with Team Muller, Team VGC Lions and Team Kalotari having one point each.The six teams in each group are expected to play five round robin matches with the best two qualifying for the semifinals and finals.This weekend (Saturday & Sunday) will see the six teams in the White Group in action in three cities.Team CBN Futures, starring junior tennis sensation Marylove Edwards, will be hosting Team Ndoma-Egba at the National Stadium Lagos; Team Tech Vibe of Jos will host defending champions Team Offikwu of Kaduna while Team Yetade of Ado-Ekiti will be at home against Team Goshen of Ilorin.The NCC Tennis League is offering a consolidated prize money of N23 million with the champions getting N7 million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram New comers Team VGC Lions of Lagos and Team Kalotari of Port Harcourt over the weekend got victories against host teams in Ibadan and Ilorin respectively.Team Oluyole who were hosting topflight national tennis in Ibadan after almost 35 years, succumbed to fellow new comers 2- 5 while Team Kalotari who placed third in 2015 overwhelmed Team Optiweb of Ilorin 7-0.Former national 18 & under champion Martins Abamu opened the account of the Lagos team by beating Samson Adewale 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Onyeka Mbanu followed with a close 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Sunday Okechukwu of Team Oluyole.last_img read more

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The low-down on Boeheim’s Army before The Basketball Tournament tips

first_img Published on July 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss PHILADELPHIA — The Basketball Tournaments starts Saturday with regional play in Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina. Boeheim’s Army, a team composed of SU basketball alumni, plays at 6 p.m. in the northeast region’s preliminary round home of Philadelphia University. As the region’s No. 3 seed, the former Orange take on 14-seed DuBois Dream, a team of players hailing from the DuBois, Pennsylvania area. As the seeding shows, DuBois Dream is a clear underdog.Here’s what else you need to know for this weekend’s action:What is The Basketball Tournament?TBT is a 64-team, single-elimination tournament. The games are five-on-five. Anyone older than 18 is eligible, and most teams are made up of guys who played for the same college program or grew up in the same city. It is broadcast and streamed by ESPN. The winning team takes home a prize of $2 million.Teams enter through a variety of avenues. Nine teams in each of the four regions are chosen strictly by fan voting. Boeheim’s Army was one of the top vote-getters in the northeast region. Six more are at-large teams, meaning they met certain requirements, including the minimum of 100 fans and seven players. The final team in each region competed in a play-in tournament, called TBT Jamboree.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMeet the squadNew members of Boeheim’s Army include Trevor Cooney, John Gillon, Scoop Jardine and DaShonte Riley. Altogether, the roster includes eight current pros. Also playing are current SU assistant Eric Devendorf, C.J. Fair, Rick Jackson, Donte Greene, James Southerland and Brandon Triche. However, Southerland is unavailable this weekend because he’s out west participating in the NBA summer league play, and Greene won’t be in Philadelphia until Sunday. Boeheim’s Army will play then if it wins Saturday.The team is coached by former SU big man Ryan Blackwell and managed Kevin Belbey, a former student manager for SU and a graduate of both the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and SU’s College of Law.Joe Bloss | Senior Staff WriterThrowback at TBTThis the third TBT entry for Boeheim’s Army in TBT’s four-year existence. Last year, it advanced the Super 16, after going one step further the year before and losing in the regional championship game. 2016’s loss came at the hand’s of The Untouchables, a team of mostly Pitt alumni. In 2015, Boeheim’s Army was a top seed but fell in a close matchup to City of Gods, a team that had five players with NBA experience.Former players not joining the Army this year include Hakim Warrick and Demetris Nichols.Counting chickens before they hatchIt’ll take a two wins from each team to get there, but should top seeds prevail, Boeheim’s Army would meet SuperNova, a team of Villanova alumni in the Super 16. SuperNova’s roster is made up of multiple players from Villanova’s 2009 Final Four team, including Scottie Reynolds and Reggie Redding. The matchup would be clash of a storied Big East rivalry.If Boeheim’s Army wins Saturday, it will play the winner of City of Gods and Gaelnation, a team of Iona alumni. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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