Nigeria’s Oyinlomo Quadre had a good outing at last week’s African Junior Closed Championships for Under 16s in Hammamet, Tunisia, where she clinched the third-place trophy, but she has set her sights on finishing higher in subsequent tournaments.
The 15-year-old had beaten Nour Gueblaoui of Tunisia, Egypt’s Maria Charl, and Jeribi Gheida all in straight sets to reach the semifinals.
However, she came up short against eventual runner-up, Yasmine Kabbaj, in the semifinals and settled for the third-place match, where she defeated Morocco’s Doha Zeghlouli in straight sets for bronze.
The young Nigerian says finishing in third-place wasn’t what she aimed for, but she’s happy with how she performed.
“I felt good, but it wasn’t the trophy I wanted,” said Quadre when asked about how she felt about being presented with the third-place trophy. “But I was happy with my performance especially my attitude and I knew that won’t stop me from achieving my goals this week and this year.”
Quadre has been in fine form on the ITF Junior Circuit in recent months, and the teenager is targeting more success at this week’s ITF Junior Tennis Club de Megrine in Tunisia, where she was scheduled to play France’s Emma Aucagne as at the time of writing.