Nigeria Tennis Live


CBN Junior Tennis: Giant Killer Oiza May Meet Serena In Final Showdown

With the turn of events at the ongoing Central Bank of Nigeria Junior Tennis Championship in Lagos, Nigerian tennis followers may be treated to an unprecedented classic between two of Nigeria’s fast rising female talents.

Oiza Yakubu and Serena Teluwo are two of Nigeria’s bright talents in the game of tennis and have both qualified for the semifinals of the ongoing national junior tennis competition.

Nigerian Tennis Live gathered that the tournament recorded an entry of 215 players and has thrown up a lot of new talents especially in the 10 to 14 age bracket, two of which are the two youngsters.

Oiza, the No.1 seed beat Favour Ijaola from Abeokuta 9-1 while Mary Udofa from Kogi also defeated Blessing Otu from Lagos 9-1 and in the other matches, Teluwo who moved up from the girls 12 beat Esther Marshall and would meet Chidinma Ezeh from Anambra in the second semifinals.
Oiza Yakubu may set up a top class clash against Serena Teluwo on Saturday.

In the Boys 14, Daniel Adeleye from Ekiti beat Jimoh Taofik from Ibadan 9-1 to set up a semifinal tie against Joshua Maxwell from Port Harcourt who eliminated Sunday Ameh from Lagos 9-6. The other semifinal will feature Michael Akinmusere of Ibadan and Friday Victor of Port Harcourt.

One of the most exciting quarterfinal matches came in the boys 12 where Ganiyu Mubarak played well beyond his years to beat Arwal Garba from Kano 9-2. Musa Usman made up for his team mate’s loss by beating Atanda Quyom from Lagos.

In the girls’ 16s semifinal, Omolade Aderemi from Ondo will take on Kasara Adegboyega of Ibadan in one semifinal while Toyin Asogba from Lagos will meet Favour Moses from Kaduna in the second semifinals.

“The level of skill these boys are displaying is really surprising and most of these very promising players are coming from all over the place in addition to traditional tennis cities,” Mr. Godwin Kienka director of the ITA said.

The finals which comes up Saturday from 12 noon will take place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Race Course.


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