Nigeria’s Oyinlomo Quadre made history in the recently released ITF World Junior Rankings, the 17-year-old was ranked 92 with 415 points – her all-time career-high.

ITF World Junior Rankings: History as Oyinlomo Quadre hit an all-time career-high

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Nigeria’s Oyinlomo Quadre made history in the recently released ITF World Junior Rankings, the 17-year-old was ranked 92 with 415 points – her all-time career-high.

 

The feat made her the second African behind Morocco’s Yasmine Kabbaj (82) and the first Nigerian on the list.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBN Open champion was unable to participate in some Grade 1 junior tournaments but her February title-triumph in Pretoria, South Africa before the COVID-19 lockdown improved her ranking to 132.

 

Unmotivated by the events of 2020, Oyinlomo, in an interview with Nigeria  Tennis Federation in November, after the return of Sports , discarded her hope of reaching the top 100 in ITF World Junior ranking but in contrast, she is presently ranked 92.

 

“I have to postpone the [top 100] goal and change it a little bit, I can’t really waste a lot of time. So next year, I plan to play in the Junior Slams. Of course, I have to first improve my rankings, but my main goal is on the WTA circuit.”

 

Ranked closest to Oyinlomo is her closest rival, Marylove Edwards (452) with 98.25 points.

 

Other female players ranked on the list include Oiza Yakubu (1090), Rebecca Ekpenyong (1428), Toyin Asogba (1574), Serena Teluwo (2015) and Chizitem Okonjo (2166).

 

16-year-old Emmanuel Ojebutu (505) with 47.5 points is Nigeria most ranked male junior player.

 

 

 




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