Actions continued earlier today in Kaduna, as the Kaduna Clay Court Natioal Junior Tennis Championship entered the Semifinal stage.

In the Girls 14 and Under category, FCT’s Salamatu Haruna, who’s seeded number three, had no problems in defeating Top Seed, Imole Afolabi, in a one-sided 6-2, 6-0 victory. Apart from losing her serve in the sixth game of the first set, Salamatu broke Imole six times in the match to secure her place in the final.

Kaduna Clay Court: Faith Adeusi survives against Khadijat Mohammed as Salamatu Haruna beats Imole Afolabi

Imole Afolabi(L) and Salamatu Haruna after their match.

In the other Girls 14 match, second seed Faith Adeusi, who is from Ekiti, had to dig deep to defeat Kaduna’s youngster, Khadijat Mohammed, 6-7(8), 6-3, 10-4. Adeusi wasted three set points in the first set before Khadijat stood firm to secure the first set via a tiebreaker. Faith then went on to secure the  second set 6-3 to level the match. Both players headed into the 10 point decider feeling very tired, but Adeusi increased her tempo and got rewarded as she won Super Tie-Break 10-4.

Khadijat Mohammed 5 KCC 2020 scaled

Khadijat Mohammed celebrates after taking the first set.

Khadijat Mohammed 6 KCC 2020 scaled

Khadijat reacts after losing the second set.

Faith Adeusi 6 KCC 2020 scaled

Faith Adeusi eventually defeated Khadijat Mohammed.

 

See the Results from Day 4 Below.

GIRLS 14 and UNDER- SEMIFINALS

Salamatu Haruna(FCT) bt. Imole Afolabi(Oyo) 6-2, 6-0
Faith Adeusi(Ekiti) bt. Khadijat Mohammed(Kaduna) 6-7(8), 6-3, 10-4