Arham upsets Yasir in Clay Court Tennis
MIAN ARSHAD ISLAMABAD—Unseeded Arham Atique registered an unexpected victory over third seed Yasir Khan with an excellent display of tennis in the Subh-e-Nau National Clay Court Tennis Championship 2016 played here at the PTF Complex on Wednesday.
Arham, who lost first set to Yasir after a good contest, overpowered his experienced opponent to thrash him out of the tournament by winning remaining two sets.
Arham qualified for quarterfinal of the Men’s singles category by this victory.
Yasir, Aqeel Khan also advanced to quarterfinal after winning his match against Abdal Haider in straight sets.
Mudassar Murtaza, Muzammil, Usman Rafique, Shehzad Khan, Heera Ashiq and M. Abid also joined quarterfinal lineup after winning their matches.
Muzammil Murtaza reached quarterfinals of the Boys U-18 well after winning his first and second round matches.
He defeated Shakirullah and Shoaib Khan in his first and second round matches respectively.
Saqib Khan, Aman Atique, Aqib Umar, Yousuf Khan, Syed Nofil Kaleem and Haris Irfanulhaq also qualified for quarterfinal of this category.
Results Day three, Men’s Singles (second round): Aqeel Khan beat Abdal Haider 6-3, 6-2; Mudassar Murtaza beat Huzaifa Abdul Rehman 6-2, 6-2; Arham Atiq beat Yasir Khan 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; Usman Rafique beat Babar Ali Akbar 6-4, 6-4, Muzammil; Murtaza beat Shaheen Mahmood 6-1, 6-3, Shehzad Khan beat Raja Shahid 6-1, 6-2, Heera Ashiq beat Aman Atique 6-0, 6-3; Muhammad Abid beat Shahid Afridi 6-1, 6-1.
Boys U-18 (First round): Muzammil Murtaza beat Shakirullah 6- 1, 6-2; Huzaifa Abdul Rehman beat Hamza bin Rehan 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Second Round: Muzammil Murtaza beat Shaoib Khan 6-0, 6-2; Saquib Umar beat Kashan Umar 6-2, 6-3; Aman Atique beat Ahtesham Abbasi 6- 2, 6-1; Aqib Umar beat Asadullah 64, 1-6, 6-4; Yousuf Khan beat Abdullah Adnan 6-1, 6-2; Syed Nofil Kaleem beat Farhanullah 6-1, 6- 1; Haris Irfanulhaq beat Jasir Manzoor 6-0, 6-0.
Men’s Doubles (First round): Irfanullah khan, Shaheen Mahmood beat Wakeel Khan, Ikramullah 6-3, 6-3; Rashid Malik, Hameedul Haq beat Kashanul Haq, Arham Atique 6-3, 5-7 (11-9).
Boys U-14 (First round): Abdullah Adnan beat Yahya Moosa Looni 4-1, 4-1; Abdul Wahab Anwar beat M. Talha Khan 4-0, 4-0; Subhan bin Salik beat Hameedullah 4-0, 4-0; Ubaidullah was given a walk over against Syed Muhammad Ahmed; M. Huzaifa Khan beat Hamza Jawad 4-1, 4-2.
Second Round: Shoaib Khan beat Haseebullah 4-1, 4-0; Ahmed Kamil beat Hamza Roman 4-2, 4-1; Sami Zaib beat Ubaidullah 41, 4-1.