Nigeria’s Christopher Bulus will start the third leg of the Junior ITF Circuit in Togo as the tournament’s number three seed, Nigerian Tennis Live can authoritatively report.
The ACES Tennis player who lost the boys’ Singles final in the second leg to Cote D’Ivoire’s Eliakim Coulibaly is seen as one of the top players in the third leg of the Junior ITF Circuit, hence the recognition to start the final lap of the three-week long tournament as a top seed.
In the matches scheduled for Monday, Bulus a quarterfinalist at the 2017 CBN Senior Open, will take on Kokou Christian Agbo, just as Jimoh Rasaki and Michael Ayoola will be trying out their luck against Denim Yadav and Ahmed Mouhan respectively.
|Bulus will strive to go a step further by winning the third leg of the Junior ITF Circuit presently going on in Togo.|
Emman Dim, Wilson Igbinovia and Michael Osewa are the other Nigerians who will be in action on Monday as they trade tackles against Sylvestre Monnou, Hugo Jardin and number seven seed Arnaud Sewanou in separate matches.
In the girls’ event, Oyinlomo Quadri who has a bye, will not be playing his first match until Tuesday, but other Nigerian girls will be in action on Monday. Venus Ubiebi, another ACES player, will take on Meghna Mallath while Omolayo Bamidele will confront Vania Dotse just as Mariam Alli Balogun will fancy her chances against Afi Porsia Seneya in the Singles matches.
Nigerian Tennis Live will keep monitoring the Nigerian players’ development in the tournament as they strive to make history in the ITF-rated tournament.
Coach Abel Ubiebi who led the team to the three-week long event believes that having worked so hard in the first two legs, this is the time for the players to show all they have learnt in terms of experience.
“The experience of the first two legs has toughened the guys, and I believe this is the time for them to show the stuff they are made of.
“I am rest assured that the players want to prove themselves and this is always evident in the way they fight, keep trying and keep believing on the court. That is what champions are made of,” the ever-optimistic Nigerian tennis coach stated.