CSO: Ajagbe progresses as Idowu, Abdulrahman lose out

CSO: Ajagbe progresses as Idowu, Abdulrahman lose out

The second day of the qualifying round of the 2018 Chamberlain Squash Open witnessed another round of games between players from different parts of the world as they battled for a place in the main draws of the event.

In the male category, US based highly ranked Nigerian player, Babatunde Ajagbe saw off World Junior champion, Marwan Tarek of Egypt in three straight sets 11-9, 11-3, 11-5 within 25minutes to book a match with Mohamed Reda (EGY) in the main draws.

Idowu Enimakure and Abdulrahman however suffered a different fate losing to Daniel Mekbib of Czech Republic and Sebastien Bonmalais of France respectively. Abdulrahman started on a bright note, taking the first set 11-9 but the French man rallied back in the subsequent sets 11-3, 11-8, 11-3 to swing the major scores 3-1 in his favour.

       

In the female category, it was a tough and exciting match up between Busayo Olatunji and Rofiat Soliu; both of Nigerian descent as they played for a place in the main draws.

Busayo took the first set 11-2 but Rofiat hit back to take the second set 11-9. Busayo then won the third set and for a second time in the game, Rofiat rallied back to make the major count 2-2 before Busayo finished it up with a 11-8 victory in the fifth set to make it 3-2 in her favour.

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