Great Britain’s Ryan James Storrie stunned No.1 seed Benjamin Lock of Zimbabwe to his Mcdan ITF World Tour title at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Court in one hour, 30 minutes. .
Storrie had a smooth ride to the finals as he defeated Ivorian Abdoulaziz Bationo 6-1,6-2 in the round 32 and continue his fine form beating Netherland’s Len Schouten 6-1,6-4. Without dropping a set since day one Storrie overcame Portuguese Andre Gaspar Murta 6-1,6-1 and set a clash against No.4 seed Mehluli Don Ayanda Sibanda Of Zimbabwe, beating him 6-2, 6-0.
After each player taking his serve to 2-2, Storrie brilliantly forehand winner was followed by an equally breathtaking backhand to earn three break points, and the first was converted as Storrie moved forward and hammered a short ball. The crowd on Frank Ofori centre court roared as Storrie hit an outrageous winner around the net post on his way to securing the first set 6-4.
In the second set
At 4-4 Games all Storrie steered another of those trademark backhands down the line and raised his arms in triumph to win his first ITF Futures.
The Mcdan ITF World Tour was sponsored by Twellium Company limited producers of Rush Energy Drink and Verna Mineral Water, Interplast, Hollard, FOX Cooling with supports from Tennis Foundation Ghana.
In the doubles event.
Benjamin Lock and his Junior brother Courtney John Lock also won the Mcdan ITF World Tour doubles title after beating Darryl Hale of Great Britain and Niklas Johansson of Sweden 6-4,6-1. The two brothers have currently won their 9th doubles title.