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J30 Abuja: Ogunsakin Hooks Chinese As Khadijat Battles Etoro

Seyi Ogunsakin will be playing against Yulin Li, a Chinese player in his first ever appearance at a Junior ITF event on Thursday, 6 June, 2024.

The younger of the Ogunsakin brothers is in the Main Draw of a Junior ITF for the first time ever, following in the footsteps of his elder brother who is now Nigeria’s second highest-ranked junior player on the ITF.

He will get his baptism of fire against the Chinese player when they take to the courts for their R16 match to move to the quarterfinal of the competition.

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Another blockbuster encounter on the day is the tie between Khadijat Mohammed and Etoro Bassey, two of Nigeria’s brightest young female players.

In the reverse fixture a few months ago, Mohammed came out tops on her way to winning the title against pre-event favourite, Ohunene Yakubu.

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It is left to be seen what the players will be able to come up with when they both face each other on the court on Thursday morning.

David Edwards, playing in his first junior ITF event is up against James Benjamin in what will be a huge step towards a pro-career in tennis.

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Bright Emmanuel, also playing her first ever junior ITF tournament, will battle number six seed, Success Ogunjobi while her counterpart from the Apapa Tennis Club, Jeremiah Benjamin, also gets his first match against Ghana’s Kwame Entie.

Nigeria Tennis Live will keep all our readers updated on the latest activities and reports from the J30 Abuja event which is being played inside the tennis section of the National Stadium, Abuja.


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