Nigeria’s female player, Kehinde Oyeniyi, has lost to Izebela Lupulesku of Serbia at the ongoing World Table Tennis WTT Contender Series at the Molade Okoya Thomas Indoor Sports Hall Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Oyeniyi was defeated by 3-0 in the best of five games in the qualifying round two of the women’s singles.

She noted that this was her first experience playing at an international game.

She added that she would learn from the experience while making good use of all she had learnt.

Lupulesku in her excitement said she was tensed at the beginning of the match.

She said first matches were usually tough because opponents could not be predicted.

Also, Yang Ha Eun of South Korea had defeated Yang Yiyun of China 3-1 at the qualifying round.

Ha Eun said the match was her first time playing in Africa.

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