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Abua, Ibrahim soar to Abuja J5 ITF second round

Nigeria’s Canice Abua advanced to the second round of the NTF International Junior Championships Wednesday following a straight-sets victory over Ghanaian 6th seed, Desmond Ayaaba,…

Nigeria’s Canice Abua advanced to the second round of the NTF International Junior Championships Wednesday following a straight-sets victory over Ghanaian 6th seed, Desmond Ayaaba, in Abuja.

Abua, who surprisingly claimed the ITF Junior title last week is bidding for a back-to-back successes to stretch his winning streak to six matches.

Up next for the star prospect is Rubi Toba, who outclassed Bulus Bulus 6-2, 6-0 in an all Nigeria clash.

Elsewhere, 2nd seed, Assil Boussayri of Morocco brushed aside Kumabo Kundams of India 6-1, 6-0 to set up a meeting with Nigeria’s Gabriel Friday.

Also, homeboy Suleiman Ibrahim, a qualifier, was in superb form against Habila Haggai, of Morocco dropping just a game in a comprehensive 6-0, 6-1 victory to also advance to the second round just as Ojo Fredrick was rock-solid against Friday Ismaila, winning 6-4, 6-4.

In the girls field, 3rd seeded Ivorian, Blanche Minet began her campaign on a good note, as she defeated Nigeria’s Joy Samuel in straight sets 6-0, 7-5.

French teenager, Iantsatiana Ratovondrahona also made light work of Naomi Samuel for the second consecutive week, winning 6-0, 6-2 to stretch her head-to-head superiority over the Nigerian to 2-0.

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