Nigeria’s Oyinlomo Quadre lost her quarter final game yesterday to Ukrainian opponent, Strakhova Valeriya in the ongoing second leg Lagos Open Tennis at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
In a match that lasted 2 hours 35 minutes, Quadre took the first set 7-5 but the Ukrainian stormed back to win the last two set 6-3, 6-1.
In other quarter final matches in the women’s singles, top seed Mendez Seone from Austria lost 6-4, 6-0, 6-0 to sixth seed Bhatia Riya in a game that lasted for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Tournament fifth seed, Bhosale Rutuja from India upset Samir Sandra from Egypt, who is the tournament’s number three seed in straight set of 6-2, 6-0 to book a semi-final ticket.
Brazilian Luara Pigozzi who was runner up in the final last week failed to make it to the semi-final as she was beaten by Nastja Kolar from Slovenia in 2-6, 6-5, 5-7 game.
In the men’s singles, Zimbabwe’s Takanyi Garanganga beat Frenchman Gianni Mina 6-0, 6-4. Calvin Hemery from France defeated Benjamin Lock in straight set of 6-3, 6-0. Tunisian Aziz Quakaa defeated brother Dougaz 5-7, 6-4, 4-2.
Semi-final matches will hold today with the grand finale coming up on Sunday with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu expected to declare the competition closed.