By Oluwole Francis
Nigerian number one, Joseph Imeh defeated Kushimo Usman 7-6, 6-3 to picked the quarterfinals ticket at the ongoing 3rd edition of the VEMP National Open Tennis Championship.
In the round of 16 match decided on Wednesday at the National Tennis Centre, Package B of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, Imeh dig deep to beat stubborn Usman. Also Nigerian number 5, Musa Muhammed edged highly rated Attah Isaac 6-4, 6-3 to reach the last eight.
Junior international, Wilson Igbinovia outlasted Philip Sunday 6-4, 5-0 rtd to set up a quarterfinal clash with Chima Michael while old war horse Henry Atseye overpowered Osewa Micheal 6-1, 3-0 rtd.
Promising star Oparaoji Uche humbled Adehi Oche 6-4, 6-3 in the keenly contested encounter.
In the female category, Dala Hard Court champion, Edward Marylove thrashed Okhinaye Destiny 6-1, 6-1 to cruise into the quarterfinal in grand style.
Aiyegbusi Aanu also continue her title chase with a victory over Omotayo Blessing in 6-0, 6-0.
Action returns on Thursday with mouthwatering quarterfinal matches at the national Tennis Centre in Abuja.