In the women’s doubles event, where Nigeria is still in contention, the duo of Oyinlomo Quadre and Adesuwa Osabuohein will look to keep up their effective partnership, as they go all out for a place in the doubles final.
Elsewhere, Oyinlomo Quadre, as a result of reaching the quarter-finals of the women’s singles event, will be playing not for medals or classification, but for position.
In the doubles, Quadre and Osabuohein, having made light work of Kenya’s Faith Omurunga and Alicia Owegi in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, will hope to keep up the momentum, when they take on the Egyptian pair of Lamis Alhussein and Sandra Samir.
The Egyptians have also been impressive, and for both sides, it’s going to be their toughest test yet. However, the Nigerian duo are feeling positive.
“Well it’s going to be tougher than our previous ones,” Quadre said. “But we will try our best also. We are planning to go in there and fight. That’s all that matters.”
Meanwhile, for the positional (5-8) contest in the women’s singles, Quadre will take on 12th seed Sara Akid of Morocco in the semifinals. Akid had defeated Quadre’s compatriot, Aanu Aiyegbusi and Chiraz Bechiri in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals, where she got edged 6-1, 6-4 by Sandra Samir of Egypt.
Quadre and Akid have faced each other twice on the ITF Junior Circuit, with both players claiming a win each. Though, Quadre won their most recent encounter, which was at the ITF Junior Tennis Club de Megrine in Tunisia in April- an event Quadre won. Can she prevail over the Moroccan again?