Mohammed, Bassey qualify for Azimuth Junior Tennis semifinals
Khadijat Mohammed from Abuja is laying claims to being Nigeria’s toughest U-14 women player as she strolled into the semifinals of the ongoing Azimuth Shipping Lines Limited Junior Tennis Championship yesterday.
The youngster has defeated all her opponents in the round-robin fixtures decided on the centre court of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, where the competition is currently gathering steam.
She will now battle Akwa Ibom’s Etoro Bassey for a spot in the final of the competition on Saturday and be guaranteed an education grant of either N50, 000 or N100, 000, which the organisers have promised the runners-up and winners respectively.
In the boys’ 14 and under, Yahuza Bello, Ogunjiofor Onyekachi, Kushimo Quzeem and Edwards David are also flying high as they advanced to the quarterfinals after playing two rounds of matches.
The under 16 boys and girls will enter the competition tomorrow to serve what spectators believe will be the toughest round of matches.
“If you’ve missed out on previous days, tomorrow’s matches promise to deliver premium action, because that’s when we’re approaching the business end of the tournament.
“The 16 and under will produce some beautiful tennis action and I am sure nobody will want to miss those. It’s going to be really explosive,” said Mr. Osaji, a parent at the competition.