Oyinlomo Quadre has clinched top spot on the NTF women’s singles rankings for the first time, following her stunning results at the recently-concluded Dala Hard Court Championship in Kano.
The 16-year-old, now Nigeria’s No. 1 with 500 points, has enjoyed a stellar season, particularly on the national scene, where she claimed the CBN Open title in June before securing the Dala Hard Court title last week. Having earlier clinched the No. 3 ranking after her CBN Open title-run, Quadre moved up two places to claim the top spot and unseat Blessing Samuel, who’s now ranked 3rd with 285 points.
In second place is Aanu Aiyegbusi with 300 points. The 25-year-old moved 2 places from fourth to be ranked No. 2 after her impressive run to the final of the Dala Hard Court Championship.
Veteran, Christie Agugbom, who was earlier ranked 2nd, is down to 4th place, while Patience Onebamhoin is 5th. 37-year-old Blessing Anuna sits in sixth, Ronke Akingbade, Omolayo Bamidele, Bukola Olowu and Osariemen Airhunwhunde, ranked 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, respectively, complete the top-10.
On the NTF men’s singles rankings, the top-3 remains unchanged. Sylvester Emmanuel keeps his position at the top of the log as No. 1 with 495 points after his final-run at the Dala Hard Court in Kano. Joseph Imeh, who defended his title in Kano, remains in second, only 20 points behind his rival.
Veteran Abdulmumin Babalola is in third place despite not competing at the Dala Hard Court event, while Uche Oparaoji, who reached the semifinals in Kano, moved up a spot to be ranked 4th, with Thomas Otu in 5th place.
In one of the biggest moves, Musa Mohammed, who was ranked 22nd in the previous rankings, jumped 16 spots to be ranked No. 6 on the men’s log, following a superb run to the semifinals of the Dala Hard Court Championship.
Timibra Godsgift, Emmanuel Sunday, Henry Atseye and Lawal Shehu, ranked 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, respectively, complete the men’s singles top-10.
In the doubles discipline, Joseph Imeh is ranked No. 1 on the men’s doubles standings, following his doubles title-run at the Dala Hard Court Championship, with his partner, Albert Bikom, who’s ranked No. 2.
Abdulmumin Babalola and Lawal Shehu are ranked 3rd and 4th respectively, while Sylvester Emmanuel, who reached the doubles final in Kano last week, is ranked 5th. Clifford Enosoregbe, who partnered Emmanuel for that final-run is in 7th place.
The women’s doubles rankings remain unchanged because there wasn’t a women’s doubles event at the Dala Hard Court Championship. Mary Tenu Michael still leads the pack.