Eighteen-year old Wilson Igbinovia is one step closer to second consecutive men’s singles title in the CBN Open Tennis Championship.
Third seeded Wilson Igbinovia on Thursday took a giant step towards achieving his dream of claiming a second consecutive title at a national tennis open championship.
After over-coming a strong opposition in Ikechukwu Iloputa in three sets 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the CBN Senior Open Tennis Championship in Abuja, Igbinovia has top seed Henry Atseye to contend with in today’s semi-final.
Igbinovia had pulled a stunning comeback against Peter Lawal to emerge winner in the Men’s Singles event of the DavNotch Open Tennis Championship last week in Abuja.
Igbinovia, arguably following the foot steps of his uncle, Jonathan Igbinovia that sprang surprises from the junior cadre to brush aside top seeds to clinch the then Gulder All Nigeria Open, is currently Nigeria’s hottest junior player.
He is however hopeful of going all the way to the final for a chance to win a second title in a row.
“I am just a step closer now to achieving my dreams of adding another title to the first which I won a couple of days ago.
“It is not going to be easy as I know my next opponent (Henry Atseye) in the semifinals will be a very tough nut to crack, but I am hopeful of crossing that bridge when the time comes,” he said.
In the women’s singles, the number one seed, Marylove Edwards swept past Blessing Samuel 6-3, 6-1 to set up a semifinals encounter against number three seed Oyinlomo Quadre.
Quadre had dismissed Rebecca Ekpeyong in two straight sets 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
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