Team Nigeria, on Tuesday, had one of its memorable days at the 2016 ITF West/Central Africa U-18 Circuit in Lome, Togo, as six of its players progressed to the next stage of the tournament.
Barakat Quadri, who is aiming to be the first player to win three-straight singles title in the world-ranking event, whipped Chakira Dermane of Togo 6-0, 6-0.
Quadri, 14, who is about to end his year-long ITF scholarship in Morocco, would meet the winner of the tie between Bissola Lassissi of Benin and Trisha Vinod of India.
She is now three wins away from winning a third successive title which, before now, had been impossible for others before her in the circuit.
Nigeria’s dominance over the hosts continued, as Angel McLeod also defeated home-girl Serena Geli 6-0, 6-1 to hit the last-eight where she will confront second seed, Marine Job of France who defeated Team Nigeria’s Venus Ubiebi.
Another Nigerian, Toyin Asogba, also tasted defeat. The Lagos-based player succumbed to Malaysian and No 2 seed, Maxine Ng.
In the boy’s singles, Micheal Osewa scaled over Michael Nartey 6-2, 6-3, while Christopher Bulus and Christopher Itodo also emerged victors in their second round clashes with Ronald Totimeh 6-1, 6-0