Nigeria’s inconsistent performance at the ongoing Junior ITF Circuit in Togo continued on Tuesday as some of the players advanced to the third round while some could not move beyond the second round of the tournament.
Most of the Nigerian players who played on Tuesday crashed out, including No. 2 seed, Oyinlomo Quadri, who was expected to dominate the championship across the three legs.
Martins and Matthew Abamu, Michael Osewa and Omotayo Bamidele were also among the players who failed to live up to expectation on the second day of the second leg of the competition.
However, Adebola Obasoto and Christopher Bulus kept the fire burning for team Nigeria as defied all odds to advance to the third round of the ITF championship which will reach it’s climax next week.
While Bulus, in his fiery, crushed Togo’s Alipoe Tchotchodji 6-0, 6-0, Obasoto was responsible for the scalp of the tournament’s number 9 seed, Aziz Helali from Tunisia, winning 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-2.
Both players have now advanced to the third round of the ITF tournament to garner more points and push up their places on the rankings.
Bulus will fancy his chances against Vansh Baghtani of India when they trade tackles on Wednesday just as Obasoto will seek to create another upset when he takes on Alex Cyrille Lago, the tournament’s number eight seed from Cote D’Ivoire.
Tennisng.com will continue to bring you updates on the latest news from the tournament as it progresses.