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 thus stretched his win streak to six matches at the Nigerian capital. 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 Kumabo Kundams of India 6-1, 6-0 to set up a meeting with Nigeria’s Gabriel Friday. 5th seed, Joshua Aji eased past Ghana’s Ivan Wularu 6-2, 6-2, while Wilson Igbinovia defeated Musa Sani 6-2, 6-3.
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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, while Ojo Fredrick was rock-solid against Friday Ismaila, winning 6-4, 6-4.