The Nigerian team at the ongoing ITF/CAT African Junior Teams’ Competition in Benin, put up determined displays in their respective matches at the Tennis Club de l’Amitié on Monday.
The Boys’ team, fortified by Maxwell Joshua, Emmanuel Ameh and Nekekpemi Michael, powered their way to another victory as they beat host nation, Benin 2-1 in their second match of the tournament.
They topped the hosts in one singles and the doubles, while they lost the other singles match.
The win meant the Boys are now only a win away from qualifying for the Final Event of the 12 & Under African Junior Teams’ Competition (AJTC–12&U) which will take place from the 27th to 31st August, 2018.
The Girls’ team, meanwhile, could only do better in their doubles match against Togo, as they fell short in the two singles match, losing 2-1 to the Francophone nation.
The Girls’, led by Serena Teluwo, Iye Onoja and Basirat Okunola, would now have to secure a win in their next match to stand any chance of sealing qualification, as only one team in the Girls’ category will qualify. It will be more hard work for the youngsters, as two teams in the Girls’ category are already on a win apiece.
The tournament which kicked off on Sunday, 4 March, will come to an end on Thursday, 8 March, 2018.