African games champion Angella Okutoyi will begin her quest to edge closer to the Paris 2024 Olympic games today evening as she will be playing his first match at W35 Bethany beach Women’s singles tournament in Delaware.

The 20 year old, is in a race to gain up to 65 points which are required to make the cut for the summer games. Okutoyi will be facing American 22 years old Csilla Fodor in a round of 32 matchup.

On Monday this week Okutoyi rose 23 places from 544th position to 521 in the live women tennis association. She is needed to be among the top 400 players in the world by June 10th for to make it into debut Olympic games.

The todays tournament in Delaware offers her the first real opportunity to achieve that, and she will be hoping to make a deep run to remain on track to finish between 380-400 positions.

Her past tournaments have not been ending well, as she suffered a quarter -final loss in her last event in Boca Raton, Florida, following by a qualifying loss in Charlottesville late last month.

“Mentally, i have to get the grit to ensure i go past the quarters and look at playing in the finals of the upcoming tournaments to boost my chances of playing in the Olympics,” Okutoyi said last week as she targets in one of her remaining shots.

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