Quadre to study at Florida university



Teenage tennis sensation, Oyinlomo Quadre, has gained admission into the Florida International University in the United States of America, The PUNCH reports.

Quadre confirmed the news with a post beneath a tweet from The Nigerian Tennis Live.

The tweet, however, did not reveal what she will be studying at the Florida International University.

The 19-year-old, who has a career-high ranking of 92 in 2020, will continue with her education as well as further her tennis career at the school.

“Nigeria’s superstar tennis player, Oyinlomo Quadre, is now a student of Florida International University in the United States of America where she’ll play College Tennis and continue with her studies. She’s been in the US since the start of 2023.”

Speaking on her biggest challenge playing tennis in Nigeria, Quadre said, “As a tennis player in Nigeria, I think tennis is underrated and it is hard to get sponsorships.

“So, I think the federation should work towards getting sponsorships, so that there can be more tournaments for players to develop themselves.

“A lot of players in Nigeria only wait for the Central Bank of Nigeria tournament, and after that, they just hang their rackets till the following year.

“Another thing is I do not think tennis players are celebrated in Nigeria; there is no recognition unlike some other sports. If the federation can work on these, I think it would be a good starting point.”

Quadre has represented Nigeria at different international tournaments, including the Billie Jean King Cup, where she made her debut in 2021.

Her performance at the 2015 ITF/CAT Junior Championship in Morocco made her one of Africa’s best junior tennis players and secured a scholarship to the High-Performance Centre in Morocco.