Tennis: 12-Year-Old Now Ranked Fourth In Nigeria
Rave of the moment on the Nigeria tennis court, Marylove Edwards has taken a massive leap on the latest women singles tennis ranking just released by the Nigerian Tennis Federation.
The 12-year-old is now ranked No. 4 in the latest rankings for women in the country,
This is unprecedented for a junior player and comes after her outstanding performance at the just concluded Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Championship in Lagos.
Marylove, who came into the competition as a wildcard, caused major upsets by beating some of the top-seeded players to finish as the first-runner up.
According to the ratings released Marlyove trails with 70 points behind No 1 Agugbom Christy, No. 2 Sarah Adegoke and No.3 Blessing Samuel.
Marylove has been on a steady rise since being managed by top talent agency, Temple Management Company (TMC).
When contacted on her latest feat, Marylove beamed with excitement and said: "This is a giant leap for me and I hope to use this a motivation to get to the top. The goal is to become the best. I am grateful to have a wonderful team behind me."
On her next move, Koye Sowemimo, Head Of Sports, TMC said that the goal is to become a global champion and brand. He added that the 12-year-old is in top preparation for an African championship holding in the next few weeks in Tunisia.