The ongoing African Junior Tennis Championship qualifiers has pitched Nigerian brothers against one another in the semi finals of the Boys’ 14 &U and 16 &U.
Nigerian Tennis Live had reported that the Nigerian player were fantastic in their opening matches of the qualifying series, a development which has moved them to within touching distance of their title defence.
|Team Nigeria making the country proud at the AJC qualifiers in Togo|
In the quarter final matches, Mathew Abamu was responsible for the scalp of Cameroon’s Wamba Paul, defeating him flatly 6-3, 6-1 just as number three seed, Gabriel Friday, knocked out Outtara Suleiman in two straight sets of 6-2, 6-0.
Oyinlomo Barakat who is the number one seed of the girls’ U-16, taught Houngbo Frida from Benin Republic some tennis lessons, winning convincingly in a 6-0, 6-1.
Marylove Edwards who is also the number one seed knocked out Noudogbessi Rodia 6-0, 6-0 just as Usman Kushimo handed Ghana’s Okine Richard a 6-2, 6-2 defeat while Nigeria’s proved too strong for Adzokatse Kenneth from Ghana, winning 7-5, 6-3.
Abamu and Gabriel will slug it out for a place in the finals of the boys’ U-16 while Kushimo and Suleiman will battle each other for a place in the final of the boys’ U-14.
As always, Nigerian Tennis Live will keep monitoring the players’ progress in Togo and publish the latest from the qualifying series.