12-year-old Marylove Edwards, a teen Nigerian tennis star who has been playing tennis since she was four has made history as the youngest player on Nigerian Senior Ranking – the latest women singles tennis ranking released by the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) being No. 4.
In the rating released by the NTF earlier in June, Marylove Edwards has 70 points. She is behind Agugbom Christy, Sarah Adegoke and Blessing Samuel.
Managed by Temple Management Company (TMC), Marylove Edwards on her position at the NTF Ranking in a statement 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.“
She is currently preparing for an African championship holding in the next few weeks in Tunisia.
Marylove Edwards has won several titles including the Central Bank of Nigeria Open- U12 Category, the Lagos State All Secondary School event, Ikoyi Club Junior Open, NNPC Junior Open (U14), SNEPCO Junior Open, Midwestern Oil and Gas Junior Open and Gauteng North Belgrave Sportsmans Warehouse Tournament South Africa.