1st round action in the wheelchair event of the CBN Senior Open got under way on Wednesday in Abuja. The players have since advanced into the Quarter-finals; the main draw size is for 16 players, as before.
7-time champion Alex Adewale started his defending campaign by defeating Kola Oyegbata 4-0, 4-1. Adewale is the only one with the title since the wheelchair event was added in 2013.
Double paralympian Wasiu Yusuf, breezed past Kelvin Kingsley in a smooth uncontested 4-0, 4-0, while Lucky Ajidua beat Kayode Alabi 4-0, 4-0, to advance into the Quarter-finals.
In the women’s singles, defending champion Kafayat Omisore claimed a walkover against Jennifer Anywanu, straight into the Quarter-finals without playing a match.
Elsewhere, Vivian Ozurumba eased past Andrea Adenitire in a 4-0, 4-0 victory. Chituru Nwaozuzu also didn’t concede a single game as she walked into the Quarter-finals with a 4-0, 4-0 win against Joyce Otun.
Wheelchair 1st Round Results
Alex Adewale bt. Kola Oyegbata 4-0, 4-1
Lucky Ajidua bt. Kayode Alabi 4-0, 4-0
Williams Ukari bt. Sefiu Ojeleye 5-3, 5-3
Rasaq Bankole bt. Austin Benedict 4-0, 4-0
Idowu Ajani bt. Simon Promise 4-0, 4-0
Kazeem Akanbi bt. Prince Nwankwere 4-1, 5-3
Seun Abel bt. Wilson Menda 4-0, 4-5(5),
Wasiu Yusuf bt. Kelvin Kingsley 4-0, 4-0
Kafayat Omisore WO Jennifer Anywanu
Immaculate bt. Hellen Yusuf 4-0, 4-1
Vivian Ozurumba bt. Andrea Adenitire 4-0, 4-0
Christiana Olowolagba bt. Taiwo Oyinloye 4-1 rtd
Foluke Shodeinde bt. Justina Ofoha 4-2, 4-0
Tosin Dawudu bt. Gloria Egbogu 4-1, 4-1
Atinuke Shoremekun bt. Jumoke Olajide 3-5, 4-1, 10-8
Chituru Nwaozuzu bt. Joyce Otun 4-0, 4-0