Aqeel in Clay Court Ten­nis semis

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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.

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