Nigerian tennis kid sensation, Inyang displays the champion’s prize after winning the BLC Feinberg tourney in New York last weekend.
BY LUKMAN OLOGUNRO
Nigeria national junior player, Gabriel Inyang on Saturday continued his breathless display on his summer training tour of the United States by beating Alex Weinberg to retain the Feinberg 12 and Under tournament held at the Brant Lake Camp, Adirondacks, New York.
The Victoria Garden City Club of Lagos player, who clocked 12 on July 21, was on top of his game against his American opponent, wrapping up the one-sided clay court contest 6-0, 6-3 in less than an hour. His spectacular display was highlighted by the fact that he did not drop a single set in the tourney which featured 32 players.
Inyang and Weinberg had three weeks ago won the Beco Tournament on hard court after a nail-biting 8-6 win. Inyang has now won back-to-back the Beco Junior Tournament and the Feiberg Junior Tournament, both organised by the United States Tennis Association.
He represented Nigeria at the 2017 ITF/ CAT West and Central Africa 12 and Under Championship in April in Lagos and was Nigeria’s best performer at the tournament as observed by ITF Development Officer, Moroccan Amine Ben Machlouf, the chief referee at the tournament. His latest feat has enhanced his chances of getting consideration for a scholarship at the ITF High Performance Centre in Morocco.
“Gabriel is an extremely promising young player who possesses all the right traits to make it far in tennis. If he is motivated,” Jon Bradley, a UK-based tennis pro at the camp said of him.