Chris Itodo of Kaduna State is on course to win the boys 16 title as he made sure of a semifinal place by beating Philip Abayomi from Ogun State 6-2 in his final one set round robin.
The one set round robin matches according to the organisers, the International Tennis Academy, is to ensure that all the players get a minimum of three matches with different opponents.
Also through in the boys 16s is Christopher Bulus who beat Chris Joseph 6-0.
In the boys 14s, Musa Sanni, the most promising “Almajiri boy” beat Emeka Chukwu 6-1 in his final round robin match to qualify for the semifinals. Ahmed Lawal from Plateau State also qualified for the semifinals by Gabriel Friday.
In the girls’ categories, Marylove Edwards has qualified for the girls’ 16s finals where she will face Toyin Asogba. Chidinma Ezeh from Anambra will meet Rebecca Peter in the girls’ 12 finals.
The SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship is featuring singles competitions in five categories – boys and girls 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18s.
The tournament which is taking place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club ends on Saturday.