According to information made available to Naija Tennis Special, surprise package, Wilson Igbinovia, began the tournament with a comprehensive straight sets win over his opponent from Cote D'Ivoire.
|You have to put in your best and know that you are representing yourself and Nigeria at this tournament.|
Top junior player, Michael Osewa, however, had to beat off stiff competition from top drawer, Isaac Elhayah, another Ivorian, to win after the final set.
|Coach Ubale giving the players words of advice and encouragement this morning.|
Below are some of the results from the Nigerians' matches on Wednesday:
Wilson Igbinovia won Maiga Quattara ( CIV) 6-1/6-2
Ayoola Micheal won Umau Kouma (Mali) 6-4/7-6
Osewa Micheal won Isaac Elhayah (CIV) 4-6/6-2/6-3
Aderemi Omolade won Dami Kouche of Togo 6-1, 6-0
Bamidele Omolayo won 6-0/6-1 against a Togolese
Toyin Asogba lost 6-0, 6-3 to Kpadonu of Togo
|MaryLove and Oyinlomo will need this pep talk the most as they start the battle for superiority later today.|
The national junior tennis coach who led the youngsters to Togo alongside top junior coach, Abel Ubiebi, challenged the players to give in their best as they fly the country's flag high.