First round action will continue across the men’s and women’s field at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club on Tuesday and the top seeds will be out, looking to justify their ranking.
Top seeds, Conny Perrin and Tom Jomby will seek to get off to great starts when they take on their respective opponents.
Switzerland’s Perrin, who’s found success in Lagos for the past three years, gets her campaign underway against India’s rising star, Jennifer Luikham. It’s a match in which experience will determine a lot. If so, the odds are in Corrin’s favour. The 12-time ITF Futures champion, is chasing her fourth straight title in Onikan, but you wouldn’t want to completely rule out Luikham causing a major upset.
Tom Jomby, 27, opens against 15-year-old Beninese, Sylvestre Monnou. Monnou posted sensational performances in the qualifying rounds to seal a main draws spot. His first round match in his first ever ITF Futures event will now be against the top seed. And while Jomby will very much fancy his chances in this, it will be good to see how the youngster fares.
Also, Christian Paul and Mohammed Mohammed will bid to be the only Nigerians to make it to the second round in the men’s field when they face Hugo Largo of Spain and Lance Pierre du Toit of South Africa, respectively.
Loveth Donatus, the only Nigerian left in the first round of the women’s draws, will seek to join Oyinlomo Quadre in the second round. Donatus, who’s ranked fifth in Nigeria, will take on Frenchwoman, Estelle Cascino on Court 4.
ORDER OF PLAY
Play starts by 10:00am on all courts…
- Tukhula Jacobs (NAM) vs Jack Draper (GBR)
- Conny Perrin (SUI) vs Jennifer Luikham (IND)
- Tom Jomby (FRA) vs Sylvestre Monnou (BEN)
- Benjamin Fumi (GHA) vs Aziz Ouakaa (TUN)
- William Bushamuka (USA) vs Tyler Lu (USA)
- Noa Liauw A Fong (NED) vs Nastja Kolar (SLO)
- Mohammed Mohammed (NGR) vs Lance-Pierre Du Toit (RSA)
- Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) vs Isaac Stoute (GBR)
- Julia Terziyska (BUL) vs Claudia Coppola (ITA)
- Alexis Klegou (BEN) vs. Darryl Hale (GBR)
- Mukhtar Andu (GBR) vs Benjamin Lock (ZIM)
- Tiffany Williams (GBR) vs Deniz Khazaniuk (ISR)
- Susanne Celik (SWE) vs Victoria Bosio (ARG)
- Adebola Obasoto (IRL) vs Skander Mansouri (TUN)
- Estelle Cascino (FRA) vs Loveth Donatus (NGR)
- Niki Poonacha (IND) vs Jordan Parker (USA)
- Hugo Largo (ESP) vs Christian Paul (NGR)
- Alexandra Riley (USA) vs Tereza Mihalikova (SVK)