Main draw action at the NTF International Junior Championships begins on Tuesday at the National Tennis Centre in Abuja.
Nigerians, including Musa Mohammed and Canice Abua, both of whom came in via the qualifiers, headline Tuesday’s lineup in the capital city.
Musa Mohammed was in imperious form against Ojo Fredrick in the qualifiers on Monday, securing a 6-0, 6-0 victory. The youngster will look to maintain that intensity this week. Mohammed, who clinched the Zenith Bank Next Gen Masters title in June, opens his main draw account here against Peter John in the first match on Court 5.
Qualifier, Canice Abua takes on lucky loser, Gaddafi Yakubu, for a place in the second round. Abua emerged boys champion at the National Youth Games in Ilorin, in September and will aim for another memorable outing this week.
Both boys will be in action on Court 1. But before then, Ojente Azamata, who qualified for the main draw as a lucky loser, will confront Gabriel Friday.
Michael Emmanuel and Benjamin Ayuba open play on Court 3, while lucky loser, Ojo Fredrick faces Siddharth Tirupati of India. On Court 5, Wilson Igbinovia squares off against Habila Haggai.
Mariam Salami and Joy Samuel, the only players in the girls singles field in action on Tuesday, face off for a second round place.
Play begins from 10:00am at the National Tennis Centre, Abuja
Order of Play