Day 6 of the maiden edition of the ongoing Chamberlain Squash Open was filled with so much excitement as the top seeds were pitched against each other in a bid to book a spot in the finals of the competition.
World no. 60, Tom Ford faced off against Nigeria’s no 4, Femi Shedara who had the support of the spectators. Tom took the first game by 11-3 while Femi rallied back in the second game to win 12-10. Tom then went on take the 3rd and 4th game to win 3-1 and progress into the men’s finals.
The second game had Mark Broekman (117) come up against Nigeria’s no 1, Tunde Ajagbe and it was a rather straightforward game as Tunde defeated the English man in 3 straight games (3-0) in a one-sided encounter.
Female Nigerian top seed, Yemisi Olatunji went past her opponent Rofiat Abdulazeez with ease, defeating her 11-8, 11-7, 11-6 to win by 3 games to nil as she booked her place in the women’s finals.
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While in the other semi-final, Udeme James defeated former female Nigeria no. 1, Longdi Dasbak to book a place in the final for a chance to be crowned female champion of the Chamberlain Squash Open.
At the end of today’s semi-final games, these are the two match ups for tomorrow’s final:
Tom Ford vs Tunde Ajagbe in the men’s category.
Yemisi Olatunji vs Udeme James in the women’s category.
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