Chamberlain Squash Open: Ford, Broekman, Ajagbe Make Last Four


first_imgAfter five days of exciting squash on offer, the semi-finalists in the maiden edition of Chamberlain Squash Open have been decided.Following Thursday’s matches only four players were certain of their fate, with Tom Ford and Mark Broekman, Babatunde Ajagbe and Femi Shedara through to the semis. In the female category, Yemisi Olatunji, Rofiat Abdulazeez, Udeme James and Longdi Dasbak all booked their places in the last four.In the first match on Thursday, Tom Ford defeated Abdulrahman Lanre to move into the semis.Ford won the first two set comfortably with an 11-5, 11-6 score, but lost the third 9-11 before taking the four set 11-5 in 55minutes.In a keenly contested match-up that lasted one hour twenty-three minutes, 19-year-old, Onaopemipo Adegoke lost 3-2 to his more experience opponent Femi Shedara.Shedara took the first two set 15-13, 11-7, before Adegoke stormed back to take the next two 11-6, 16-14.Adegoke who stunned Wasiu Bello in the first round was beaten 11-7 in the fifth set, as Shedara a semi-final berth.Shedara will now lock horns with top seed, Tom Ford for a place in the final.What was supposed to be a tough game turn out to be an anti-climax as Nigeria number one, Babatunde Ajagbe dismissed current number two, Sodiq Taiwo 11-7, 11-3, 11-3 in 25 minutes.Taiwo, who recently won the Zimbabwe Squash Tournament in Bulawayo could not match his compatriot fast pace.Waiting for Ajagbe in the semi-finals is Mark Broekman.Broekman,who survived a scare on tournament was in his element as he defeat Gabriel Olufunmilayo 11-7,9-11,11-3,11-3.In the women category, Yemisi Olatunji was too much for Okikiola Dunni as she dispatch her 11-4, 11-6, 11-2.While, 19-year-old Rofiat Abdulazeez overcame Kafayat Idris 11-7, 11-4, 12-10.Udeme James also defeated Veronica Sunday 11-3, 9-11, 11-4, 11-3, while former women number one, Longdi Dasbak dismissed Bisi Adeleke 11-4,11-2,11-3.SEMI-FINALS PAIRINGSTom Ford vs Femi ShedaraBabatunde Ajagbe vs Mark BroekmanYemisi Olatunji vs Rofiat AddulazeezUdeme James vs Longdi DasbakShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

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