Oyinlomo Quadre, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, produced a near-perfect performance to beat Loveth Donatus and move into the quarter-finals of the Rainoil Open today.

Bidding for her third straight national title, the 16-year-old surrendered just a game in a comprehensive 6-0, 6-1 victory. The supremely talented youngster will next take on 5th seed, Patience Onebamhoin, who advanced following a 6-1, 3-1 (rtd) win over Bukola Olowu, who retired due to injury midway through the second set.

4th seed, Christie Agugbom defeated youngster, Oiza Yakubu, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals.

The contest – a repeat of their quarter-final encounter here last year, which Agugbom won – began with Yakubu breaking in the opening game of the first set, but Agugbom broke back immediately for 1-1. Both players would again trade breaks, before staying on serve until the 10th game, where Agugbom broke to take the set.

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Oiza Yakubu fell to Christie Agugbom in straight sets.

Yakubu would open a 3-1 lead in the second set, but the 37-year-old Agugbom fought back to draw level before carving out the decisive break in the 10th game to secure victory.

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Christie Agugbom

Up next for Agugbom is 8th seed, Omolayo Bamidele, who claimed an easy 6-1, 6-2 win over Oluchi Ozurumba.

3rd seed and defending champion, Blessing Samuel overcame wildcard, Marylove Edwards 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Samuel, who’s looking to defend her title this week, will next face Ibironke Oladipo who made light work of Amala Nwokolo, winning 6-1, 6-0.

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Blessing Samuel came through in three sets against 14-year-old Marylove Edwards

Elsewhere, 2nd seed Aanu Aiyegbusi kept up her superb form as she eased past Toyin Asogba 6-3, 6-0 to also move into the quarter-finals, where she plays Stella Udokwelu, who defeated Omolade Aderemi 6-4, 6-4.

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Aanu Aiyegbusi

In the women’s doubles, Temitope Fashanu and Ramota Odeyemi rallied from a set down to beat Abies Amadasun and Oiza Yakubu 5-7, 6-3, 10-7 and move into the quarter-finals, where they fell to the pair of Oyinlomo Quadre and Omolayo Bamidele 6-0, 6-2.

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Oyinlomo Quadre and Omolayo Bamidele during their doubles match

Quadre and Bamidele will take on Patience Onebamhoin and Oluchi Ozurumba, who defeated Blessing Anuna and Ibironke Oladipo 6-1, 6-2.

The top-seeded duo of Christie Agugbom and Blessing Samuel thrashed Bunmi Are and Khadijat Salami 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the semifinals, where they’ll play Osariemen Airhunwhunde and Aanu Aiyegbusi who beat Mariam Ali-balogun and Olamide Aluko 6-1, 6-2.