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Alberta junior athletes are making waves on the ITF circuit 

Dec 02, 2021
written by: Tennis Alberta
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Chetanna Amadike followed up his first ITF Junior title by winning TWO more!  He won the singles and doubles final at the J5 Abuja in Nigeria. He defeated Mukhtar Andu (GBR, ITF #956) 6-3 6-3 in the singles final. He and partner David Ekpenyong (NGR) defeated the number one seeds Crowie/Hulett (RSA) from 6-4 6-3 in the semi-final, and went on to defeat the fourth-seeded Gradin (SWE) and Jimoh (NGR). 

Amadike jumped 651 positions in the ITF Rankings to claim a career high of #861 in the world.

Jolene Fernandes

Jolene Fernandes and Sophie Stanton headed south to compete in the J5  Llanos De Curundu in Panama. Fernandes managed to win her first-round matches and singles and doubles during the J5 Llanos De Curundu. She fell to the  number three seed Carolina Alonso (MEX) 6-1 6-3 in the singles and would fall short in her doubles in a nail bitter 7-6 7-6 match against American duo Russell/Souhrada. 

Stanton, eighth seeded, defeated second seeded Michela Castro Zunino (PER) in the quarterfinals. She was bested by Alonso (6-1 7-5) in the singles semi-finals.

Sophie Stanton, 2021 Alberta Open

Stanton and Fernandes along with Aurora Pedwell, Gianna Oboniye, and Anya Tkachyk, are currently playing the J5 San Jose in Costa Rica.

Congratulations to all of the Alberta Juniors working hard on the ITF Circuit. You’re making your province proud.

Photos: Chetanna Amadike & Jolene Fernandes, Supplied; Sophie Stanton, 2021 Alberta Open, Dave Ross