Following Oyinlomo Quadre’s exit from the tournament on Tuesday, Adetayo Adetunji lost to second-seeded Moroccan Diae El Jardi to bring Nigeria’s run at the 41st ITF/CAT African Junior Closed Championships in Morocco to an end.
Adetayo couldn’t better her performance at the same event last year as she went down to the home favourite at the Royal Tennis Club de Marrakech.
Both youngsters, however, will represent the country at the ITF Junior Grade (3) Tournament still to take place in Morocco at the Oceanic Club Casablancais – CLUB OCC in Casablanca from Monday, 19 to Saturday, 24 March 2018.
Adetayo Adetunji by virtue of her ranking will play in the Main Draw, while Oyinlomo Quadre will have to go through the qualifiers to get into the Main Draw. Though, Quadre’s participation in the tournament isn’t certain as she’ll be looking to return to Nigeria to facilitate her move to IMG Academy in Florida.