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ITF U-18 Junior Circuit: Abamu, Oyinlomo Other Nigerian Youngsters Advance To 2nd Round

Young Nigerian tennis player, Oyinlomo Quadri has started her quest for a third ITF title in four weeks as she defeated Nyanyuie Tomegah from Ghana in two straight sets of 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of matches at the ongoing ITF U-18 Junior Circuit in Benin Republic.

Oyinlomo has been one of the best performers at the tournament since the first leg in Ghana, defeating a tough opponent in the final, losing in the third round of the second leg in Togo and winning the final again in the third leg also played in Togo.

After also winning the Doubles event in the second leg, the Nigerian youngster formerly based in Morocco will now look at making it two in a row with the tournament holding in Benin Republic this week.

Matthew Abamu is one of the youngsters making waves at the ongoing ITF Junior Circuit in West Africa.

She will be sparring against home girl, Bissola Lassissi, in the second leg of the ITF Circuit and hope to get the better of the unseeded player who is also in blistering form at the moment, as she also defeated her first round opponent in two straight sets.

The Boys who have met stiffer oppositions have not been able to really maximize their potentials to the fullest as they have not been able to go beyond the quarterfinal across the three legs being played so far.

Most of them are in the second round of this fourth leg, however, with the players boasting good records against their first round oppositions, especially with seeded Abayomi Phillips winning in straight sets.

Matthew Abamu, Michael Osewa, Michae Ayoola, Emmanuel Jebutu, Emmanuel Chinedu and Wilson Igbinovia are all in the second round of the competition.

Hopefully, majority of them will get to progress beyond this stage of the competition and maybe get further in the tournament to within striking distance of the title.

Nigerian Tennis Live will be monitoring the performance of the Nigerian players in the competition and keep reporting to our teeming audience.


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