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39th ITF/CAT Championship: Osewa Qualifies For Final

Posted: Mar 18, 2016 at 5:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
Micheal Osewa on Thursday, reached the final of the boy’s 14 & under event at the 39th ITF/CAT African Junior Championships in Pretoria, South Africa with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Ryan Randiek of Kenya.

The clash saw the two players going head-to-head for the second year running with Osewa defeating him 6-2, 6-3 at the quarterfinal stage of the tournament held in Tunisia in 2015. The match was going with the serves until the ninth game when Randiek broke the Nigerian before sealing the set 6-4 on his serve. Osewa won the second set 6-4 to force a rubber, which he won 6-2. He will now meet Damien Laporte of Seychelles, who defeated South Africa’s Khololwam Montsi in Friday’s final.

An elated President of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) Sani Ndanusa, said Osewa’s feat has helped broke the jinx of players from North Africa who have always proved a barrier to Nigeria’s quest to
rule Africa.

Osewa is the only player left in contention for a title as the likes of Friday, Christopher Itodo, Christopher Bulus, Adetayo Adetunji, Angel McLeod, Barakat Qaudri and Marylove Edward have all exited from the singles events.