Lagos, April 27, 2019 Mistura Durosinlorun, an 11-year-old player on Saturday retained her title as the U-13 Champion of the Ex-squash Pro U-13 and U-16 championships for the third time.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Durosinlorun won the madien edition of the tournament in 2017 and later in 2018.
She had a seemingly easy ride to the finals, until she met her first runner up Delight Allison of Akwa Ibom in a best of five match.
Durosinlorun said she almost lost hope because she wasn’t sure of the game.
” I wasn’t sure at some point, she had won two rounds and I wasn’t sure, I was tensed and the crowd didn’t make it easy on me, one thing I have learnt is never to with so much tension.
“It felt like I was playing squash for the first time, I was overwhelmed by the pressure to win, thank God I was able to win the last game it could have gone either way.
“She’s one of strongest player have ever played against, I love the challenge, next time I’d train 10 times harder, ” she said.
NNN reports that Durosinlorun won Allison 3-2 in a very tough finals of the U-13 category for girls.
Delight who gave a good account of herself was however sad and hoped to redeem herself in the 2020 edition of the championships.
“Even though I know I played well enough, I’m still sad that I was unable to win the last round.
“I hope that come 2020 I’d be better prepared that’s my goal,” she said.
Allison won the first round 11-9, while Durosinlorun won the second set 11-8, Allison had a come back and won the third set 10-6, Kwara player changed the game when she won the fourth set 11-9, and she won’t the last set 11-10.
In a hilarious final between the Nzei brothers from Akwa-Ibom, although Daniel couldn’t live up to his expectations but he gave his brother a good run for his money.
Wisdom won 3-2, but Daniel didn’t let the last match go easily, it could have gone either way.
“I’m not sad I lost but I’d have loved to win, I was tensed in the last set, but I’m happy I made it to the finals,” Daniel said.
” If I don’t have to play with my brother again I’d be glad, his tough, he doesn’t give up, he plays like its is last match.
“I’m glad I won maybe Danny will have to wait for 2020, I won’t be slowing down either, ” Wisdom said.
In the boys U-13 category of the 2018 edition of the tournament in Wisdom Nzei, defeated his younger brother, Daniel.
NNN reports that the champions will go home with cash prizes and medals to be given to the best four in all categories.
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