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Tunis 2018 AJC: Quadri Trounces Algerian, Abamu Faces Tough Test

Written By: SD Reporter


Nigeria junior tennis sensation, Oyinlomo Quadri, Monday, began her quest for a title at the 2018 ITF/CAT African Junior Championship 16 and under in Tunis, Tunisia with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Boukholda Houria of Algeria.

The 14-year-old is competing at this category for the second time having ruled the 14 and under category few years ago where she won an unprecedented three consecutive titles in Cotonou, Benin Republic and Lome, Togo.

To underline her determination to surpass her feat last year where she was a quarterfinalist, the Lagos-based Aces Tennis Academy player skipped the Central Bank of Nigeria Junior Open where she was a clear favourite for the 16 and under category to compete in a warm up tournament in the Tunisian capital last week.

Nigeria’s coach, Mohammed Ubale described Quadri’s performance as impressive adding “she played a very good game which, if she sustained, will help her go far.”

Kaduna-based Gabriel Friday and Matthew Abamu are the other Nigerians featuring in the week-long clay-court championship attracting over 50 players from 18 countries. In the draws made yesterday, Friday will play Ranaivo Toky of Madagascar while Abamu, who is based in Lagos, faces a seemingly tough test as he faces homeboy Ben Abdullah of Tunisia.

 

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