By Johnny Edward:

Nigeria’s Funke Oshonaike and Aruna Quadri have crashed out of women’s singles and men’s singles events of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. 

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Oshonaike who beat defeated Celia Baah-Danso 4-2 (11-13, 11-13, 11-5, 14-12, 11-8, 11-5) in the round of 16 of the women’s singles event succumbed to a 4-1  (5-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5, 17-15) defeat in the hands of Piccolin Giorgia who had earlier dumped out  Esther Oribamise on Friday in the U-21 women’s singles event.

Also exiting from the round of 16  were Fatima Kazeem and Cecila Akpan. Kazeem lost to India’s Mallika Bhandarkar in four straight sets (11-4, 11-2, 11-9, 11-3), while Cecila Akpan was beaten 4-1 (11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-4) by Hungary’s Bernadett Balint. 

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Bode Abiodun beat Nigeria’s top ranked male table tennis player Quadri 4-2  (9-11,11-7,5-11,10-12,11-9, 11-9) to set up a quarter-final clash against  India’s Sanil Shetty who also overcame  Onaolapo Ojo in four sets  (11-6,11-7,11-9,11,9).

In another result, Dina Meshref completed a double over her compatriot Farah Abdel-Aziz in four straight sets (12-10, 11-3, 12-10, 11-9).

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