Britain’s Ryan James Storrie stunned No.1 seed Benjamin Lock of Zimbabwe to claim the McDan ITF World Tour title at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Court, Ghana on Sunday.
He won the final 6-4, 6-4.
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 up a clash against No.4 seed Mehluli Don Ayanda Sibanda Of Zimbabwe, beating him 6-2,6-0.
After each player took their serves 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 at 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.
Executive chairman, McDan Group, Dr Daniel McKorley said: “l promised Ghana two things- bringing the ITF tournament to Ghana and moving Ghana tennis from Zone III to Zone II.”
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Perry Okudzeto commended the ITF and McDan for bringing the tournament to Ghana.
Lock Brothers, Benjamin and Courtney John won the doubles Trophy.
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.
The winners received cash prizes and trophies.
Source: Ghana/Joy Sports