Nigeria which debuted Monday in the Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup has won its second match in the tournament. After losing its inaugural match against Germany on the first day, Nigeria bounced back yesterday to beat Switzerland 2-1. National coach wheelchair tennis, Frank Tarmena said Nigerians lost to the Germans on the first day but picked up against Switzerland yesterday. “We lost 2/1 to the Germans on the first day. However, we just won on the second day beating Switzerland 2/1. Wasiu Yusuf won 6/1,6/4, Alex Adewale lost 4/6, 5/7 while a combination of Alex Adewale and Wasiu Yusuf won the doubles 7/5,6/2.”
Nigeria on Monday made its debut in the Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup holding in Seoul, South Korea. The four-man Nigerian team made up of Wasiu Yusuf, Alex Adewale and Jude Uwaize alongside coach Frank Tarmena departed the country Saturday afternoon aboard a Qatar Airline to Seoul en route Doha. The team had wrapped up a three-week close camping in Lagos. Reacting to the win yesterday, Nigeria Tennis Federation President Engr. Sani Ndanusa said he is impressed with the performance of the team in South Korea after making only a debut. He said for them to lose by a narrow margin to an established nation like Germany and beating Switzerland tells of the nation’s progress in the sport.” He assured them of more support.
The competition provides Nigeria the best opportunity to justify it’s rating by the ITF as one of the top five countries where wheel chair tennis has gained rapid development in the last few years.