The Nigerian players at the second leg of the Junior ITF Circuit in Togo have begun the championship on a rather ruthless note, defeating their opponents quite easily, to advance to the next stage of the tournament.
Oyinlomo Quadri who is seeded number two in the tournament, was a nightmare for Gift Udensi from Benin Republic, winning 6-1, 6-0 just as Omolayo Bamidele fought her way through in her tie against another Beninoise, Chelsea Agaouga, winning 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-2.
In the boys’ matches, Martins and Matthew Abamu made sure their names were registered in the second phase of the tournament as they both won 6-2, 2-0 (rtd); 6-4, 4-0 against Sibi Junior Soumahoro and Vence N’tcha respectively.
|Oyinlomo Quadri will hope to go one further than she did at the first leg of the championship.|
Michael Osewa was also a thorn in the flesh of Isaac El Haya, winning 6-4, 7-5 just as number seven seeded Christopher Bulus got a bye to progress in the tournament while Irish-born Nigerian Adebola Obasoto made light of his match against Ange Patrick Ehouman, defeating the Ivorian 6-2, 6-0.
This morning, the players have already begun their adventure at the tournament as hopes keep rising over their performance in the championship.
Bulus will take on Charles Kodjo, Osewa will play against Darmil Shah, while Obasoto will come up against Aziz Helal, seeded nine for the tournament.
For the Abamu brothers, Martins (who qualified for the tournament as a lucky loser) will tackle Arnaud Sewanou, while Matthew will have his hands full when he comes up against Frederic Coulibaly.
For the girls, Oyinlomo will battle Marquax Rouvroy, Omolade will have a date against number three seeded Alexandra Antilla for a place in the quarterfinal.