Qualifying action at the Dala Hard Court Championship continued today in Kano in both the men’s and women’s fields.

There were two rounds of qualifying on the day as players continued their bid for main draw spots.

Joshua Daniel played in both the second and third rounds today, beating Ayodeji Omodara 3-6, 6-2, 14-12 in the second round before securing a 6-3, 1-6, 10-3 victory over Austin Odey in the third.

Michael Osewa defeated Egena Paul 6-1, 7-6(3) in the third round, while Isaac Emeruwa thrashed Ehi Endurance 6-2, 6-1. Isaac Attah and Matthew Abamu also registered straight-sets victories in their third-rounders, with Attah beating Chekube Ojobo 6-4, 6-3 and Abamu edging Roland Franklin 7-6(2), 6-3.

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Michael Osewa.

In the womens singles, Jesutoyosi Adeusi, who made back-to-back quarter-final showings at the just-concluded NTF International Junior Championships, breezed through her first round qualifiers against Bunmi Ojo, winning 6-0, 6-0.

Omolayo Bamidele, who also competed at the NTF International Juniors, reaching the round of 16 last week, eased through her second round match, beating Juliet Enyi 6-0, 6-0.

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Omolayo Bamidele

Former Nigeria’s No. 1, Omotayo Osewa was 6-1, 1-0 up against Miracle Samuel in their second-rounder before Samuel retired due to injury.

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Omotayo Osewa

Men’s qualifiers
2nd Round

Joshua Daniel bt. Ayodeji Omodara 3-6, 6-2, 14-12
Michael Emmanuel bt. Kabiru Ibrahim 6-4, 6-1
Richard Ogbu bt. Isaac Danjuma 6-1, 6-4
Ayobami Odeyemi bt. Sadiq Mohammed 6-2, 6-3
Ridwan Morakinyo bt. Raymond Lumas 4-6, 6-3, 10-3
Ajang Joel Sylvanus bt. Monday Izomor 6-0, 6-2

3rd Round
John Dickson bt. Ayuba Dauda 6-2, 3-0 rtd
Mathew Abamu bt. Roland Franklin 7-6(2), 6-3
Emmanuel Leo bt. Badamasi Ibrahim 6-3, 6-3
Michael Osewa bt. Egena Paul 6-1, 7-6(3)
Isaac Attah bt. Chekube Ojobo 6-4, 6-3
Stephen Augustine bt. Aliyu Umar 6-2, 3-0 rtd
Michael Ambrose bt. Samson Adewale 7-6(5), 6-2
Linus Paul bt. Ibrahim Idris 7-5, 6-3
Anthony Leo bt. Bashir Isah 6-1, 4-2 rtd
Charles Uwandu bt. Abubakar Saminu 6-2, 7-5
Isaac Emeruwa bt. Ehi Endurance 6-2, 6-1
Joshua Daniel bt. Austin Odey 6-3, 1-6, 10-3
Isaika Toriola bt. Richard Ogbu 7-5, 6-4

Women’s Singles Qualifying
1st Round

Rahima Bello bt. Mariam Salami 6-3, 6-1
Jesutoyosi Adeusi bt. Bunmi Ojo 6-0, 6-0

2nd Round
Omolayo Bamidele bt. Juliet Enyi 6-0, 6-0
Favour Moses bt. Rahima Bello 6-1, 6-2
Christie Nwankwo bt. Jumai Mohammed 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
Omotayo Osewa bt. Miracle Samuel 6-1, 1-0 rtd
Loveth Donatus bt. Peace Bulus 6-3, 6-0.

The match between Amara Nwokolo and Joy Sunday had to be abandoned until Tuesday.

Only eight players will qualify from the men’s field, while four from the women’s field will make it to the main draw.