Teenage tennis talent, Oyinlomo Quadre Barakat continues to give hope for brither days ahead of the aces game for Nigeria, after she twinkled and awed everyone at the recent International Tennis Federation (ITF)/Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) U-16 Championship in Lome, Togo.
With Quadre leading the flow, Nigeria garnered seven gold and one bronze medal, during which the teenage wonder beat three higher rated opponents en route to winning the U-14 girls’ singles.
She accounted for the exit of the number one seed, Kaita Aishata of Mali 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinal before capping a glorious outing with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Carmene Kpadonou of Benin in Saturday’s final at the Stade Omnisports, Lome.
Although Quadre could still play in the U-12 category, she was registered for the U-14 in order to garner more points, which would aid her featuring in the African Junior Championship Masters billed for Morocco later in the year.
Nigeria’s great showing at the weeklong tournament, which featured five countries, was highlighted by the country’s winning of the boys’ and girls’ U12.
In the cadre, Mathew Abamu and Toyin Asogba respectively defeated Suleiman Quattara of Cote d’Ivoire and Patricia Wamba of Cameroun 6-2, 6-1 and 6-3,3-6, 6-4.