Nigeria’s Marylove Edwards came up short in the first round of the Rwanda International Junior Open in Kigali on Monday.
The 14-year-old was beaten 6-3, 6-1 by Mikayla Faura of South Africa. Edwards had reached the quarterfinals of the Kigali Junior International Open 2 tournament last week, but just couldn’t match that performance here this week.
She now turns her attention to the doubles event, where she partners with Coumba Niangadou of Mali. The duo will take on the South African pair of Mikayla Faura and Kelly Hope in the first round on Tuesday.
It will be the second meeting between both doubles team in as many weeks, with the South African duo prevailing in the quarterfinals of the Kigali Junior Open last week.