Top seed, Oyinlomo Quadre maintained her imposing start to the J4 event in Cotonou, with another quick straight-sets victory in the quarter-finals today.
The 16-year-old Nigerian phenom dismissed 7th seed, Vania Dotse for the loss of just two games, as she registered a comprehensive 6-0, 6-2 victory – to stretch her head-to-head lead over the Togolese to 3-0 – and move into the semifinals of the ITF Grade 4 hard-court tournament.
Quadre and Dotse had met twice in 2016, with the former claiming 6-0, 6-0 victories in both meetings. Her performance today was just as emphatic, as she continued her dominance over the Togolese to stay on course for a second ITF Junior title this year.
Up next for Quadre is either America’s Clervie Ngounoue or India’s Gauri Bhagia, the tournament’s fourth seed.
In the boy’s field, 5th seed, Abayomi Philips advanced to the quarter-finals, following a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Koffi Goudjinou of Togo. Philips will next take on Arnaud Sewanou, who beat Parshwa Bavishi of India 6-2, 6-0.
Meanwhile, Michael Osewa fell short in his third round match, as he was beaten 7-6, 6-1 by local favourite, Mariano Kpodeziaou.
Elsewhere, Oyinlomo Quadre and Yasmin Ezzat of Egypt are into the girls’ doubles semifinals. The top-seeded pair had received a first round bye to move into the quarter-finals, where they soundly defeated local favourites, Carmen Kpadonou and Bissola Lassissi 6-2, 6-1.
Quadre and Ezzat will take on the Indian-Belgian pair of Gauri Bhagia and Onia Seke on Thursday, with a place in the final on the line.