Great Britain’s Ryan Storrie wins McDan ITF World Tour

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.

 

First set

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.

 

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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

Yaa-Naa extolls McDan Group CEO

The Dagbang King, Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II has extolled the McDan group of companies Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for investing in the Northern Region.

The Yaa-Naa posited that Gubgbaa-Naa Daniel McKorley’s interventions would help reduce the unemployment rate in the area.

Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II was full of love and hugs when the McDan group of companies CEO paid the Dagbang King a surprised visit at his private residence in Tamale.

Chief Daniel McKorley went there after participating in Ghana’s 62nd Independence Anniversary held at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.

Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II invited Chief Daniel McKorley to the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi.

The Dagbang King gave Gubgbaa-Naa Daniel McKorley a big Ram and uncountable tubers of yam.

The McDan group of companies CEO promised the Yaa-Naa a modern school complex.

He pledged to improve the well-being of the people through viable economic activities.

Gubgbaa-Naa Daniel McKorley is on a three-day visit to the north.

As part of his visit, he inaugurated a befitting school block built by the McDan Foundation at Teong, a deprived community in the Tempane district of the Upper East Region.

He also launched the McDan Endowment Fund to help government achieve its dream of eliminating schools under trees.

He further launched a tree planting and clean up projects to promote good sanitary practices.

Source: Ghanaweb