Action continued in the Girls Category on Thursday as players secured decisive victories to reach the semifinals of the ongoing Kaduna Clay Court Junior Tournament.

Top seed in the Girls 14 and Under Catogory, Imole Afolabi, threw a 4-0 lead in the 2nd set, but found a way to eventually defeat Plateau’s Mercy Monday 6-0, 7-6(5), while Salamatu Haruna rallied her way into the semis after a hard-fought 6-1, 6-4 victory over Success Ogunjobi.

Kaduna Clay Court: Imole Afolabi, Mary Udofa, Claim Victory to reach last 4

Imole Afolabi in action on Thursday.

Mercy Monday KCC 2020 scaled

Mercy Monday prepares to hit a backhand.

Success Ogunjobi KCC 2020 scaled

Success Ogunjobi in action.

Salamatu Haruna KCC 2020 scaled

Salamatu Haruna in position to hit a backhand.

In the other Girls 14 matches, second seed Faith Adeusi, handed Favour Odey a double bagel as Favour Godwin avoided the same fate against Khadijat Mohammed, after retiring at 5-0 down in the 2nd set.

Faith Adeusi KCC 2020 scaled

Faith Adeusi yet to drop a single game all tournament.

Favour Godwin KCC 2020 scaled

Favour Gowdin in action. Not a good day for her.

Khadijat Mohammed KCC 2020 scaled

Khadijat Mohammed prepares to hit a forehand.

In the Girls 16 and Under category, the ladies didn’t have any trouble dismissing their opponents. Top two seeds, Mary Udoffa and Esther Azi, didn’t drop a single game as they defeated Kemi Adebayo and Bukola Adeniyi respectively. Meanwhile, Destiny Okhinaye from Lagos, defeated Kaduna’s Stephanie Nyamshar 6-1, 6-0, before Okhinaye’s team-mate Faith Ameh, secured a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Blessing Adai.

Mary Udofa KCC 2020

Mary Udoffa had no trouble taking out her opponent.

Kemi Adebayo KCC 2020

Kemi Adebayo chases the ball.

Esther Azi KCC 2020

Esther Azi in action on Thursday.

Destiny Okhinaye KCC 2020

Destiny Okhinaye stretches to hit a forehand.

Stephanie Nyamshar KCC 2020

Stephanie Nyamshar in action.

Faith Ameh KCC 2020

Faith Ameh from Lagos in Action.


Blessing Adai KCC 2020

Blessing Adai in Action.


See the Complete Results from Day 3 Below.


Imole Afolabi(Oyo) bt. Mercy Monday(Plateau) 6-0, 7-6(5)
Khadijat Mohammed(Kaduna) bt. Favour Godwin(FCT) 6-0, 5-0 rtd
Salamatu Haruna(FCT) bt. Success Ogunjobi(Ekiti) 6-1, 6-4
Faith Adeusi(Ekiti) bt. Favour Odey(Plateau) 6-0, 6-0



Mary Udoffa(Akwa-Ibom) bt. Kemi Adebayo(FCT) 6-0, 6-0
Faith Ameh(Lagos) bt. Blessing Adai(Kogi) 6-0, 6-4
Destiny Okhinaye(Lagos) bt. Stephanie Nyamshar(Kaduna) 6-1, 6-0
Esther Azi(FCT) bt. Bukola Adeniyi(Kogi) 6-0, 6-0