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ITF U-18: Oyinlomo Quadre passes Ezzat test to reach Semis in Lome

Nigerian sensation, Oyinlomo Qyadre advanced to the semifinals of the 2nd leg of the U-18 ITF Junior Circuit tournament in Lome, Togo, with victory over fourth-seeded Egyptian Yasmin Ezzat on Thursday.

It was simply a retaliation, albeit quite difficult. Quadre, who lost to Egypt’s Ezzat in straight sets in the second round of the first leg a week ago, avenged for that loss by squeezing through in three to win 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 and come within one match of making the finals in Lome.

Quadre fell behind early on and lost the opening set, but impressively dug deep to take the second, forcing a decider. She then held her nerves in a tight third set to claim victory- her second win in three previous encounters against the Egyptian. Two weeks ago, Quadre defeated Yasmin in three sets to win the GTF/Lifetime Athletic Open in Ghana.

The 15-year-old has been hitting impressively all week in Lome. Having received a bye in the first round, she appeared to be no match for Patricia Wamba of Cameroon as she won 6-0, 6-0 in the second round and then made light work of India’s Ruju Chauhan 6-2, 6-1 in the third round.

Quadre will next play eight-seeded Cameroonian, Toumbon Lemongo, who is her doubles partner, for a place in the final.

In the doubles event, Quadre and Cameroon’s Lemongo have combine exceptionally to reach the final and have done so without dropping a set. They received a first round bye, and then beat the Rayarala sisters, Sanjana and Srujana 6-4, 6-1 in the second round. In the third, they eased past the duo of Britain’s Boluwatife Bakre and Andriana Simovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-0 to reach the semis, where they fired past the pair of Smriti Bhasun and Yasmin Ezzat 6-3, 6-3. The duo of Denmark’s Divine Nweke and Carmine Becoude of Benin is all that stands between Quadre and Lemongo and the doubles title.

The Grade 5 tournament which started on the 10th of September will have its final curtain fall on Saturday, 15 September.

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