Chevron Junior Tennis: Top Seeds Hold Their Ground, Qualify for Semifinals

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David Dawariye and Daniel Adeleye, the top two seeds in the Boys 16 event at the Chevron Junior Invitational Masters, qualified for the semifinals, Friday, with a clean sweep of their three round-robin matches.
Dawariye playing under the South South banner capped a strong performance with a 9-0 bashing of Confidence Igben from the Warri program. Adeleye, playing under the South West banner lost only four games in three matches to book a semifinal place.
Dawariye will meet Aliyu Abubarkar from the North Central, Abuja, program while Adeleye will take on Sunday Ameh from the Lagos program in the second semifinals.
In the Girls 16, all four top seeds reached the semifinals without losing a match in the round -robin playoff.
Number one seed, Omolayo Bamidele from the South West will have Favour Moses from the North West to contend with for a final slot while Omolade Aderemi from the Akure program will face Rebecca Ekpeyong from the Port Harcourt program in the second semifinals.
The Boys 12 which promises to be an exciting matchup of four highly talented and determined kids will have No. 1 seed Seun “Nadal” Ogunsakin from the South West taking on Lucky Danjuma from the Abuja program while Precious Ikueba from Port Harcourt will contend with Mohammed Idris for a place in the finals.
The last two semifinal matches will be the Girls 12 event where Salamatu Haruna from Abuja will take on her teammate Mary Azi in one semifinal while Faith Adeusi from the South West will meet Nene Yakubu from the same zone in the other.
The Chevron Junior Tennis Invitation Masters which is run by the International Tennis Academy is featuring players from training programs in seven target locations and the best players from the six zones of Nigeria in the two age groups.
The semifinal matches will hold at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Race Course from 10 am.
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