Nigeria’s contingent to the ongoing World Junior Tennis Championship in Tunisia will seek redemption in their next game after suffering a huge setback in their first encounter of the tournament on Wednesday, 28 June.
The three-man team lost all their matches against their Egyptian counterparts during their first encounter at the competition after one of the Nigerian players (Oyinlomo Quadri) suffered a severe back ache in action.
|MaryLove and Quadri will seek to ensure that Nigeria gets back on track in the second round of games in the championship.|
MaryLove Edwards was beaten 7-5, 6-2 by Charl Maria, Quadri lost 3-6, 2-6 to Ab Elsaad Hania and both players lost to same opponents in the doubles in two straight sets of 3-6, 3-6.
Coach Abel Ubiebi who took the players to the North African country, told Naija Tennis Special that the injury setback by Quadri was one of the reasons for the performance, but insisted that she still fought really hard like a champion even though she had to ask for the help of the medics almost throughout the encounter.
He stated however, that “I have pumped the girls up and I believe they will record better results in our next match against the South Africans.
“Quadri ended the match in pains, but she has been attended to by the physiotherapist here and she now looks stronger. We’ll examine her ahead of the fixture for Thursday.”
MaryLove will face Kruger Christine while Quadri will trade tackles against Broadfoot Gabriella as Nigeria seeks to redeem her image after the first round of matches.