Oyinlomo Quadre continued in her rich vein of form as she demolished Kenya’s Judith Muraa in quick straight sets to advance to the women’s singles quarter-finals at the African Games in Rabat today.
It was an outstanding display of tennis from the 16-year-old Nigerian to comfortably secure a 6-1, 6-1 victory in 50 minutes. Up next for Quadre is 2nd seed, Chanel Simmonds of South Africa, who defeated Morocco’s Rania Azziz 6-2, 6-1.
In the other women’s singles, Adesuwa Osabuohein failed to make progress after she got edged 6-4, 7-6(6) by Gabon’s Celestine Abomo.
Elsewhere, Sylvester Emmanuel fell in straight sets to Karim Maamoun. Emmanuel, who was bidding to make the quarter-finals, was beaten 6-0, 6-1 by the 2nd-seeded Egyptian.
Quadre is now the last Nigerian standing in the singles event at the African Games in Rabat, following the defeat of Sylvester Emmanuel and Adesuwa Osabuohein on Monday.
The young Nigerian, who’s been sensational so far, dropping only 3 games in her last two matches, will now take on South African No.2 seed, Chanel Simmonds. The 27-year-old South African, ranked 376 in the world, is a 21-time ITF Tennis Tour winner, and like Quadre, has reached the quarter-finals in Rabat without any trouble.
In the men’s doubles, Sylvester Emmanuel and Joseph Imeh went out in straight sets to the Zimbabwean duo of Takanyi Garanganga and Mehluli Sibanda, with the Zimbabweans claiming a 6-1, 6-3 victory.
Quadre and Adesuwa Osabuohein will be in action in the women’s doubles on Tuesday, with the duo taking on Kenya’s Faith Omurunga and Alicia Owegi for a place in the doubles semis.