April Rankings: Yemisi and Amao Climb, Ajagbe Slump

Yemisi Olatunji

Yemisi Olatunji and Adewale Amao both moved up in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) rankings for the month of April.

The ranking which was released on Monday shows that Yemisi jumped nineteen positions to 127th, which makes her the country’s top ranked player.

Her previous ranking was 146.

Yemisi was beaten in the second round at the $11,000 Women’s Slaight Music Granite Open 2019 Toronto, Canada by Australia’s Jessica Turnbull.

The 25-year-old lost 0-3 (8-11, 5-11, and 7-11) to the current world number 74.

Yemisi had earlier beaten home girl, Molly Chadwick 3-2 (11-13, 6-11, 11-6, 11-4 and 11-9) in the first round of the tournament.

Amao also moved to 235 from 241 in March.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s slump in the individual Professional Squash Association ranking continued as most of the country’s top-ranked player fell again.

Babatunde Ajagbe slump twenty-five places from 175 in March to 200 position in the latest ranking for April.

Ajagbe first round loss at the $5,500 Men’s Bermuda Open, Squash Racquets Association, Devonshire, Bermuda may be responsible for his slump.

The 31-year-old lost 3-1 in the first round (11-6, 6-11, 12-10, 11-3) to Leandro Romiglio of Argentina at the PSA Challenger Tour.

Abdulrahaman Yusuf, who was 284th in March is now placed 315th, while Onaopemipo Adegoke slimped further from 408th to 420th.

Idowu Enimakure is now placed 548th alongside eighty-five (85) other players across the globe, while Busayo Olatunji occupies the 236th position with England’s Katie Malliff.

Busayo was 227th in March ranking.