The jostle for main draw spots at the Dala Hard Court Championship continues at the Kano Club in both the men’s and women’s fields.

In the 2nd round of the men’s singles qualifiers on Sunday, Michael Osewa, who’s looking to book a main draw spot here in Kano after competing at the 2-week NTF International Juniors in Abuja, reaching the round of 16 in both legs, outclassed Sabi Faruk 6-1, 6-0 and will next play Egena Paul, who went past Usman Shuaibu 7-6(5), 6-0.

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Michael Osewa

Elsewhere, Matthew Abamu produced a solid display to beat Ayuba Benjamin 6-4, 6-4 and will next play Roland Franklin, who had a walkover against Ali Isa.

Uche Emeruwa retired injured midway through his match against Isaac Attah, who was already leading 6-0, 3-0 (rtd). Up next for Attah is Chekwuebe Ojobo, who defeated Isaac Kwange 6-4, 6-2.

In the women’s singles qualifiers, former Nigeria’s No. 1, Omotayo Osewa defeated Pauline Ebijimi 6-0, 6-4, and will next play Miracle Samuel who defeated Mercy Samuel 6-2, 6-0. Amara Nwokolo powered past Zainab Abdulsalam 6-0, 6-0 to set up a second round meeting with Joy Sunday, who came from behind to beat Mariam Ali-Balogun 2-6, 6-1, 10-4.

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Omotayo Osewa

Elsewhere, Omolayo Bamidele, who won the Zenith Bank Junior Masters in June, will also be looking to secure a spot in the main draw. The youngster plays Juliet Enyi in the second round.

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Omolayo Bamidele


Men’s singles qualifying – 2nd round

John Dickson bt. Noah Adamu 6-2, 6-1
Ayuba Dauda bt. Patrick Ameh 6-1, 6-3
Roland Franklin WO Ali Isa
Mathew Abamu bt. Ayuba Benjamin 6-4, 6-4
Badamasi Ibrahim bt. Lawrence Pius 6-4, 6-2
Emmanuel Leo bt. Benjamin Chinwendu 6-3, 2-6, 12-10
Egena Paul bt. Usman Shuaibu 7-6(5), 6-0
Michael Osewa bt. Sabo Faruk 6-1, 6-0
Isaac Attah bt. Uche Emeruwa 6-0, 3-0 rtd
Chekube Ojobo bt. Isaac Kwange 6-4, 6-2
Aliyu Umar bt. Abraham Olatunji 6-3, 6-2
Stephen Augustine bt. Rubi Toba 2-6, 7-6(5), 10-5
Samson Adewale bt. Ture Nuhu 6-3, 3-6, 10-4
Michael Ambrose bt. Solomon Idoko 6-0, 6-2
Ibrahim Idris bt. Usman Kushimo 6-2, 6-4
Linus Paul bt. Usman Abubakar 4-6, 6-2, 10-5
Anthony Leo bt. Emmanuel Onyejiaka 6-4, 6-2
Bashir Isah bt. Adah Anthony 6-3, 6-1
Abubakar Saminu bt. Abel Enosoregbe 7-6(5), 6-4
Charles Uwandu bt. Jolly Joseph 6-1, 6-2
Ehi Endurance bt. Josiah Israel 6-3, 6-4
Isaac Emeruwa bt. Mohammed Anas 6-1, 6-1
Austin Odey bt. Emmanuel Ikakah 6-7(7), 6-4, 10-8
Peter Lawal bt. Mohammed Abdulsalam 6-3, 6-3
Hassan Shuaibu bt. Isaika Toriola 6-0, 6-2
Michael Ayoola bt. Andrew Idoko 6-2, 2-0 rtd

Women’s singles qualifying – 1st round

Juliet Enyi bt. Chinonso Uyeme 6-4, 7-6(4)
Christie Nwankwo bt. Rebecca Kwange 6-1, 6-2
Miracle Samuel bt. Mercy Samuel 6-2, 6-0
Omotayo Osewa bt. Pauline Ebijimi 6-0, 6-4
Peace Bulus bt. Naomi Sunday 6-1, 6-3
Amara Nwokolo bt. Zainab Abdulsalam 6-0, 6-0
Joy Sunday bt. Mariam Ali-Balogun 2-6, 6-1, 10-4