2020 GUSA Games: UCC win four gold medals in tennis

Author: Beatrice Laryea
UCC duo of Benjamin Fumi and Emmanuel Plange won gold in the men's doubles event

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) tennis team won four gold medals at the ongoing Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games at the University of Ghana.

The UCC team also won two silver and a bronze to bring the tally to seven.

UCC’s Annette Cruikshank grabbed gold in the women’s singles event after winning 6-3, 7-6(5) against Mariama Ibrahim of UEW.

Ghana’s number one seed Benjamin Fumi combined forces with Emmanuel Plange to grab gold for UCC after walloping siblings Bernard Ashitey Armaah and Richmond Armaah of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) 4-6, 6-2, 10-7 in the final of the men’s doubles event.

The thrilling encounter, staged at the tennis court of the University of Ghana Sports Directorate saw Fumi and Plange went down 4-6 in the first set but recovered during the second set and maintained the momentum till the final set.

Fumi, who earlier won gold in the men’s singles event was excited about the turn of events and praised his partner, Plange for their combined efforts to win a second gold at the biennial Games.

“This is my second gold medal at this competition and I am excited about it because it is good for my career and also for my school. GUSA is a great platform so once you get the opportunity you have to use it well and I am happy we have come this far,” said Fumi.

In the third place match, Francis Akpese partnered with Aaron Asante to win bronze for University of Ghana (UG) after beating Eugene Addo and Louis Nyaaba also of the University of Ghana 7-5.

Also in the women’s doubles division, Naa Shika Adu and Priscilla Dosoo of UG claimed 6-1, 6-2 victory over UEW’s Mariama Ibrahim and Fatima Saliu in the final.