The qualifiers for the Tombim Abuja Open will take the day at the National Tennis Centre in Abuja on Monday, with Nigerian players among those looking to seal main draw spots.
Joseph Imeh, who’s seeded fifth for the qualifiers, Sylvester Emmanuel- the country’s No.1, Tochukwu Ezeh, Emmanuel Idoko and Maxwell Kesiye are the home players in action on Monday.
The players had all received a bye in the first round and will have only one round to play, and win, in order to get into the main draw of the $25,000-tournament, which will serve off on Tuesday.
Imeh will take on Great Britain’s Joshua Rose, who’s seeded 10th for the qualifiers, while Sylvester Emmanuel squares off against his countryman, Tochukwu Ezeh.
Emmanuel Idoko, seeded 9th, will face USA’s William Bushamuka, while 20-year-old Michael Kesiye will seek to get into the main draw of an ITF World Tour event for the first time in his fledgling career, when he takes on Sweden’s Simon Yitbarek.
In other matches to be played, Britain’s Darryl Hale will play Arvid Nordquist of Sweden, and Benin’s Arnaud Sewanou faces Russia’s Alexey Dubinin.
Monday’s Order of Play
- 10:00am – William Bushamuka vs Emmanuel Idoko
- Followed by – Sylvester Emmanuel vs Tochukwu Ezeh
- 10:00am – Joseph Imeh vs Joshua Rose
- Followed by – Darryl Hale vs Arvid Nordquist
- 10:00am – Arnaud Sewanou vs Alexey Dubinin
- Followed by – Simon Yitbarek vs Michael Kesiye