Junior ITF Circuit: Brave Oyinlomo Loses As Bulus Storms Into 3rd Straight Semis
For the umpteenth time at the ongoing Junior ITF Circuit in Togo, Nigeria’s Oyinlomo Quadri failed to progress to the semifinal stage of the tournament despite the fact that she fought really hard against her French opposition.
The Morocco-based Nigerian youngster who had been tipped to win the three legs of the event to stand a chance to compete at the Orangebowl tournament later this year, could not make it past Sophia Biolay, the tournament’s number four seed.
In a match that was described as the best played so far in this tournament, the Nigerian player fought really hard in the game which she worked really hard to win but succumbed to a 4-6, 4-6 loss after the second set.
|Bulus returns a serve during a recent match.
Christopher Bulus dug deep to avoid what would have been a monumental loss for Nigerian against French players as he won in the final set against Raphael Perot, his French opponent even though he (retired) in the final set of the match.
Bulus defeated Perot 1-6, 7-6 (1), 4-0 to qualify for his third consecutive semifinal appearance across the three legs of the tournament.
In the first leg, Bulus lost in the semis and had to play for third place, in the second leg, he lost in the final, and will be expected to go one better than his previous placings to win the final leg and give Nigerians something to cheer about again.
Bulus is also in the semifinal of the boys’ Doubles as he and his partner Darrshan Suresh continue to maintain their fine form as number one seeds in the event. They will take on the Togolese pair of Kodjo Charles Alipoe-Tchotchodji and Sewa Jacques Sewavi-Mensah.