Marylove Edwards’ impressive run at the ITF Grade 4 tournament in Lome, Togo, came to an end today after the youngster was edged in three sets by No. 2 seed, Yasmin Ezzat of Egypt in the semifinals.

Edwards, bidding for a first title on the ITF Junior Circuit, had rallied from an opening set loss to force a final set. However, a shoulder injury would hamper Edwards’ chances in the third set, leaving Ezzat to take advantage and run out a 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 victor.

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Marylove Edwards (L) and Yasmin Ezzat with the umpire before the match.

Edwards had dropped only one set en route to the semifinals, which was her first semis appearance on the ITF Junior Circuit.

The 14-year-old will now turn her attention to the Circuit ITF Des 18 Ans et Moins De l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre- another Grade 4 event- which begins on Monday, 16 September in Cotonou, Benin Republic.