Smarting from their impressive performances at the Dala Hard Tennis Championship in Kano State, Khadijat Mohammed and David John have climbed the national ranking ladder.
Khadijat, one of the Wild Card entrants at the recently-concluded event, won the competition for the first time ever, as she was unarguably the star of the tournament.
After the feat, the teenage sensation who has been one of Nigeria’s top female juniors, has been rewarded with a top three placing on the national ranking released by the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF).
Barring any other national tournament holding before the end of the year, the youngster will end 2023 among the top five senior national female players.
Also, for his amazing run from the qualifying rounds to the semifinal of the tournament, David John had a giant leap in the Men’s Singles rankings released by the tennis federation.
The Abuja-based tennis player, who ekes out a living by mostly coaching, outdid himself at the Kano event, beating two seeded players in the process.
He is now ranked 14th in Nigeria, rising from the 30th position he occupied prior to the hard court event in Nigeria’s ancient city.
The Doubles Rankings have not been updated yet, but our readers will be duly informed when it has been updated.