Seeded players move to first round of Tennis C’ship
ISLAMABAD—Seeded players advanced in the first round of the Inaugural Hascol National Ranking Tennis Championship on Monday being played here at the PTF Tennis Complex.
Seeded players advanced in the men’s singles, juniors 18 and under singles first round. Pakistan No.1 Aqeel Khan, eliminated Shaheen Mehmood at score 6-2,6-2, Yasir Khan brushed aside Yousaf Khan of Peshawar at 6-0, 6-1, Mudasir Murtaza defeated qualifier Saqib Umer of KP also in straight sets at the score of 6-0, 62.
In Junior under-18 singles, Muzammil Murtaza, (bye in the first round) advanced to round two along with other players Hamza Bin Rehan, Barbhat Kumar, Aman Atiq, Samad Areejo, Aqib Umer, S. Nofil Kaleem, Bilal Khan and Kashif Khan.
Results, Men’s Singles first round matches: Aqeel Khan beat Shaheen Mehmood 6-2, 6-2; Ahmed Chaudhry beat Abbas Khan 6-3, 6-0; Shahzad Khan beat Ejaz Khan 6-3, 6-2; Kashan ul Haq beat Ilham Khan 6-2, 7-6(7); Mudasir Murtaza beat Saqib Umer 6-0, 6-2; Shahzad beat Shahid Afridi 6- 4,6-4; Yasir Khan beat Yousaf Khan 6-1,6-0; Usman Rafiq beat Hamza Bin Asif 6-3,6-2; Usman Ejaz beat Huzaifa Abdul Rehman 6-4,6-4.
Boys U18 Singles first round matches: Hamza bin Rehan beat Nalain Abbas 6-1,1-6,76(4); Parbhat Kumar beat Zeeshan Bhachani 6-4,6-2; Aman Atiq beat Talha bin Asif 6-3, 61; Samad Areejo beat Ashesh Kumar 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; Aqib Umer beat Nadir Bhachani 4-6, 6-1, 6-2; Syed Nofil Kaleem beat Kashan Umer 60, 6-0; Bilal Khan beat Sumit Dass 4-6, 6-1, 64; Kashif Khan beat Musa Chaudhry 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Boys U14 first round matches: Sumit Dass beat Hamid ullah 4-0,4-0; Subhan Bin Salik beat Hamza Jawad 4-0,4-1; M. Huzaifa Khan beat Yahya Musa Luni 4-0,4-1; Bilal Asim beat Muhammad Talha Qazi 4-1,4-0; Kashan Umer beat Muhammad Abdullah Qazi 4-0,4-0.—APP
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