Aqeel in Clay Court Tennis semis
MIAN ARSHAD ISLAMABAD—Top seed Aqeel Khan while continuing his winning streak on Thursday qualified for the semifinals of the Subh-e-Nau National Clay Court Tennis Championship played here at the PTF Complex.
Aqeel won his quarterfinal against Mudassar Murtaza after a healthy competition. Aqeel will take on Arham in semifinal who beat Usman Rafique. Arham. Arham showed great excitement and skill against experienced opponent.
Fourth seed Shehzad Khan avoided scare of defeat against 8th seed M. Muzammil after losing first set in his quarterfinal tourney. Muzammil won first set in a hard fought set, however, could not keep his momentum in next two sets. Shehzad Khan will meet M. Abid in second semifinal of Men’s Singles. Abid defeated HeeraAshiq after a good contest.
Aman Atique, Syed Nofil Kaleem qualified for semifinals of Boys U18 after winning their respective matches.
Top seed Sarah Mahboob reached quarterfinals of Ladies Singles in an easy contest against YashaAtique. MeheqKhokhar also qualified for semifinal of the category. She won her match against ShahidaBadshah. Semifinals will be played on Friday while finals on Saturday.
Results Day four, Men’s Singles (Quarterfinals): Aqeel Khan beat Mudassar Murtaza6-4, 6-4, Arham Atiq beat Usman Rafique 6-1, 7- 6(4) Shehzad Khan beat Muzammil Murtaza 6, 7(6), 6-2, 6-4; Muhammad Abid beat Heera Ashiq 7-6(1), 7-4.
Boys U-18 (Quarterfinals): Muzammil Murtaza beat Saquib Umar 6-3, 6-2; Aman Atique beat Aquib Umar 6-2, 6-0; Syed Nofil Kaleem beat Yousuf Khan 6-2, 3-6, 6-0.
Men’s Doubles (First round): Aqeel Khan, Heera Ashiq beat Abdal Haider Babar Ali Akbar 6-1, 6-4; Yasir Khan, Shehzad Khan beat Ijaz Khan, Abbas 6-3, 6-4; M. Abid, Usman Rafique beat Irfanullah, Shaheen Mahmood 6-2, 6-2; Mudassar, M. Muzammil beat Rasheed Malik, Hameed ul Haq 6-4, 6-3.
Boys U-14 (Quarterfinals): Shoaib Khan beat Abdullah Adnan 4- 2, 4-1, Aquib Umar beat M. Abdullah 4-2, 4-2, Sami Zeb beat Ahmed Kamil 1-4, 4-2, 4-1, Hamza bin Rehan beat Subhan bin Salik5-3, 4-0.
Ladies Singles (First round): Maheen Khan Aman Nadeem 6-4, 6- 1; Yasha Atique beat Shahida Farooq 3-2 (Shahida Retired hurt); Shahida Badshah was given a walk over against NawalImtiza.
Quarterfinals: Sarah Mahboob beat Yasha Atique 6-0, 6-1; Meheq Khokhar beat Shahida Badshah 6-3, 6-0.
Boy U-10 (Quarterfinals): Hamza Roman was given a walk over against Jamal Shah, Umar Masood beat Uzair bin Abbas 5-4(4), 5-3; M. Huzaifa Khan beat Muhammad Irtaza 4-0, 4-0; Hameed Israr beat M. Talha Khan 5-4(3), 4-1.
ISLAMABAD: Aqeel Khan in action during Subh-e-Nau National Clay Court Tennis Championship 2016 at PTF Complex.