Nigeria’s Oyinlomo Quadre shook off her recent struggles on court to beat home favourite Nour Gueblaoui 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the African Junior Closed Championships for U16 in Hammamet, Tunisia on Tuesday.
Ranked Africa’s 12th best female junior tennis player and 319 in the world in the Junior World ITF ranking released on March 18, Quadre is hoping to go far in the competition after falling to defeats at critical stages of recent tournaments.
The World number 391 who bowed out in the first round of last year’s edition, will be up against Maria Charl of Egypt in the second round on Wednesday.
Speaking to Nigeria Tennis Federation media on ntftennis.com, Quadre admits it will be a tough game against the Egyptian.
“Next opponent is Maria Charl from Egypt and that’s a tough opponent,” said Quadre.
“Tomorrow [Wednesday] I am going to stay consistent and light on the court. It will be just a one way game, keep the balls in and deep, attack on short balls but like mainly less errors.”
In the doubles event, the Nigerian partnered with Kenya’s Angella Okutoyi and it paid off instantly as the duo crushed the Algerian pair of Ines Bekrar and Rehab Mebarki 6-0, 6-0.