Oyinlomo Battles Marylove, As CBN Tennis Open Reaches Semi Finals

Oyinlomo Battles Marylove, As CBN Tennis Open Reaches Semi Finals

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  • May 19, 2022
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The 2022 Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Senior Tennis Open Championship has reached a stage where the men almost separated from the boys.

The quarter finals in both the men and women’s categories were decided on Thursday at the 44th edition of the tournament holding at the package ‘B’ of the Moshood Abiola Stadium Abuja.

Independent News Express reports that the men’s singles seed 3, Igbinovia Wilson, picked a semi-final ticket when he stopped Iloputa Ikechukwu 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in a hard fought quarter -final battle to sail into Friday’s semi-finals while top seed and the man to beat, Henry Atseye also confirmed his place  in the semi-final by beating Gabriel Friday, 6-0, 6-0.


Also in the semi-finals is seed 4, Nonso Madueke who defeated Timipre Godgift, 6-3, 6-2 , while Abayomi Philip came from a set down to beat Adehi Oche, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.


In the women’s category, top seed, Mary Love Edwards saw off the challenge of Samuel Blessing with a 6-3, 6-1 victory to advance to the semi-finals alongside the defending champion, Quadre Oyinlomo who that beat Ekpeyong Rebecca, 6-0, 6-0.

Women seed 2, Aanu Aiyegbusi stopped Asogba Toyin, 6-2, 6-3, while Yakubu Ouza ran home with a 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 victory over Udokwelu Stella after dropping the second set.

According to Friday’s semi-finals pairings, Henry Atseye will lock horns with Igbinovia Wilson while Nonso Madueke takes on Philip Abayomi for a place in the final.

For the Ladies, focus will be on the match involving the defending champion, Quadre Oyinlomo and top seed, MaryLove Edwards while Ouza Yakubu will be engaging Aanu Ayegbusi.


Meanwhile, actions were also recorded in the wheelchair men’s and women’s singles categories. Alex Adewale beat Bankole Rasaq, 6-0, 6-3 while Akambi  Kazeem, stopped Wale Favour, 30 Rtd.Omisore Kafayat had a 6-0, 6-1 win over Ade as Sodeinde Folake beat Yahaya Asumi, 6-0, 6-0 to get to Friday’s semi-finals.

The grand final comes up on Saturday.

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