Group stage action at the SNEPCo Futures Tennis Championship continued on Day 2 at the National Tennis Centre in Surulere, Lagos, with the top seeds registering comfortable wins.
In the boys 12 and under, Seun Ogunsakin, who’s chasing a third junior title this year, continued his impressive form, as he conceded just two games in a straight-sets win over Victor Hemba. The 10-year-old dismissed Hemba 10-1, 10-1 in the first encounter and earned a walkover in his second match of the day after Toluwase Oshiga failed to compete.
In Group B, 2nd seed, Mohammed Idris won both matches on the day, beating Orisabiyi Adebayo 10-0, 10-3 and Arwal Jaji 10-6, 10-1 in his second encounter.
Elsewhere in the girls under-12 category, top seed, Favour Amaechi defeated Adesewa Olaniyan 10-1, 10-4, while 2nd seed, Mary Azi was beaten 10-7, 12-10 by Bright Emmanuel.
The top two seeds in the boys 14 and under category, Isaac Danjuma and Ganiyu Mubarak kept up the momentum with victories in their respective matches. While Danjuma registered a 11-9, 10-2 win over Moses Olamilekan, Mubarak eased past Chinedu Sunday 10-3, 10-3.
Top seed, Imole Afolabi got in on the action in the girls 14 and under category and breezed past Eunice Yorumu 10-3, 10-3. Elsewhere, Esther Oni was made to sweat before edging past a determined Princess Aluko for a 12-10, 8-10, 10-8 win.
In the girls 16 and under category, top seed, Omolade Aderemi, who had lost in a three-setter on the opening day, bounced back in emphatic fashion on Day 2 to thrash Esther Ajayi 10-2, 10-2. Meanwhile, defending champion, Omolayo Bamidele kept up the fine form with a 10-1, 10-8 victory over Fatima Ganiyu, while Favour Moses had to rally from an opening set loss to beat Peace Obabori 8-10, 12-10, 10-5.
David Dawariye and Suleiman Ibrahim, who are both seeded 1st and 2nd respectively, in the boys 16 and under category, made light work of their encounters—both youngsters easing to straight-sets win.
Dawariye, champion at the CBN Junior Open early in May, brushed aside Usman Garba 10-2, 10-3, while Ibrahim, who’s competing in only the second under-16 event of his fledgling career (the first being the CBN Junior Open where he finished as runner-up) beat Monday Odey 10-5, 10-3.
Day 2 Results
Boys 12 and Under
Seun Ogunsakin bt. Victor Hemba 10-1, 10-1
Satyam Marya bt. Toluwase Oshiga 10-1, 10-5
Aina Henry bt. Onyekachi Ogunjiofor 8-10, 12-10, 10-5
Seun Ogunsakin WO Toluwase Oshiga
Aina Henry bt. Victor Hemba 10-8, 10-7
Mohammed Idris bt. Orisabiyi Adebayo 10-0, 10-3
Emmanuel Ameh bt. Yohanna Yakubu 10-6, 5-10, 10-5
Paul Idoko bt. Arwal Jaji 10-3, 10-2
Mohammed Idris bt. Arwal Jaji 10-6, 10-1
Emmanuel Ameh bt. Orisabiyi Adebayo 10-5, 10-3
Precious Ikeuba bt. David Edwards 10-5, 8-10, 10-7
Peter Idoko bt. Prince Emeka 10-1, 10-4
Lucky Danjuma bt. Praise Ikeuba 12-14, 10-5, 10-6
Kazeem Kushimo bt. Seyi Ogunsakin 10-8, 14- 12
Girls 12 and Under
Favour Amaechi bt. Adesewa Olaniyan 10-1, 10-4
Peace Agbeje bt. Manie Nikita 10-7, 10-4
Bright Emmanuel bt. Mary Azi 10-7, 12-10
Esther Ehimebe bt. Juanita Mueke 6-10, 10-5, 10-7
Faith Adeusi bt. Nnena Yorumu 9-11, 10-2, 10-6
Lorelax Holzendorf bt. Justina Emmanuel 6-10, 10-8, 10-7
Mary Benjamin bt. Christiana Benjamin 10-5, 10-3
Success Ogunjobi bt. Ndidi Osaji 10-6, 10-3
Boys 14 and Under
Isaac Danjuma bt. Moses Olamilekan 11-9, 10-2
Samod Olubuade bt. Israel Taiwo 13-11, 10-2
Ganiyu Mubarak bt. Chinedu Sunday 10-3, 10-3
Egene Elijah bt. Bode Lawal 10-8, 10-1
Phillip Pyagbara bt. Fillipo Trombi 10-7, 10-8
Isaac Silas bt. Basil Ajao 10-7, 12-14, 10-7
Arwal Garba bt. Joseph Jimoh 10-5, 10-7
Michael Nekekpemi bt. Ayomide Oduwaye 10-4, 10-6
Girls 14 and Under
Imole Afolabi bt. Eunice Yorumu 10-3, 10-3
Esther Oni bt. Princess Olamide Aluko 12-10, 8-10, 10-8
Boys 16 and Under
David Dawariye bt. Usman Garba 10-2, 10-3
Jimoh Taofeek WO Emma Ope
Suleiman Ibrahim bt. Monday Odey 10-5, 10-3
Michael Akinmusire bt. Emeka Ogunjiofor 10-4, 10-8
Daniel Adeleye WO Mumuni Ramat
Taofik Mogaji bt. Gbolahan Oladipupo 12-10, 7-10, 10-3
Ali Abubakar bt. Sunday Ameh 10-6, 10-7
Peter Egena bt. Gbolahan Olaniyan 10-5, 10-4
Girls 16 and Under
Omolade Aderemi bt. Esther Ajayi 10-2, 10-2
Destiny Okhinaye bt. Esther Azi 11-9, 10-7
Omolayo Bamidele bt. Fatima Ganiyu 10-1, 10-8
Peace Udoh bt. Faith Ameh 10-4, 10-6
Favour Moses bt. Peace Obabori 8-10, 12-10, 10-5
Toyosi Adeusi bt. Mary Udoffa 7-10, 10-6, 10-3