ISLAMABAD: Muzammil Murtaza breezed past Aqib Hayat in straight sets to make it to the quarter-finals of the Serena Hotels National Ranking Tennis Championship here at the PTF Complex on...
ISLAMABAD: Muzammil Murtaza breezed past Aqib Hayat in straight sets to make it to the quarter-finals of the Serena Hotels National Ranking Tennis Championship here at the PTF Complex on Thursday.
Muzammil overwhelmed Aqib 6-2, 6-3. Muzammil’s powerful serve, fore and backhand shots upset his opponent who caved in without putting up any real fight.
Aqeel Khan also checked into the last eight stage with straight sets win against Barkatullah 6-0, 7-6(7). After losing the first set fair and square, Barkatullah put up a decent fight in the second, stretching it to the wire before losing it in the tie break. In an exciting three-set match, Mohammad Shoaib recovered from a set down to beat You-
saf Khalil, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Heera Ashiq came back strongly to beat Asadullah 0-6, 6-1, 6-0. In the women’s singles, all the leading players Mahin Aftab, Sara Mansoor, Sarah Mehboob and Ushna Suhail checked it into the last four stage.
Results: Men’s singles second round: Mohammad Shoaib bt Yousaf Khalil 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Shahzad Khan bt Israr Gul 6-3, 6-3; Heera Ashiq bt Asadullah 0-6, 6-1, 6-0; Mudassir Murtaza bt Waqas Malik 7-6 (8), 6-1; Mohammad Abid bt Asad Siyyid 6-2, 6-3; Aqeel Khan bt Barkatullah 6-0, 7-6(7); Ahmed Ch bt Shaheen Mehmood 6-1, 6-1; Muzammil Murtaza bt Aqib Hayat 6-2, 6-3.
Men’s doubles quarter-finals: Barkatullah & Ahmad Ch bt Mudassir Murtaza & Asad Siyyid 6-3, 6-3; M Abid & Waqas Malik bt Ahmed Kamil & Ibrahim Omer 6-3, 6-1; Yousaf Khalil & Heera Ashiq bt Ejaz Khan & Asadullah 4-6, 6-1 (13-11); Aqeel Khan & Muzammil Murtaza bt Mohammad Shoaib & Huzaifa Abdul Rehman 6-2, 6-4.
Women’s singles quarter-finals: Sara Mansoor bt Esha Jawad 6-1, 6-1; Sarah Mahboob bt Shimza Naz 6-2, 6-4; Meheq Khokhar bt Noor Malik 6-2, 6-0; Mahin Aftab bt Adela Miron 6-0, 6-0; Ushna Suhail bt Mahin Aftab 6-1, 6-2.
Women’s doubles semi-finals: Ushna Suhail & Mahin Aftab bt Adela Miron & Krisztina Jekkel 6-0, 6-0; Meheq Khokhar & Noor Malik bt Mehvish Chistie & Esha Jawad 6-0, 6-0.
Boys’ 18 and under singles second round: Hamid Israr bt Saim Danish 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Faizan Fayyaz bt Kashan Umar 6-4, 6-0; Mahatir Muhammad bt M Huzaifa Khan 6-3, 6-4; Sami Zeb bt M Abdullah 6-3, 6-3; Hasheesh Kumar bt Hassan Ali 6-2, 6-3; M Shoaib bt Bilal Asim 6-1, 6-0; Zalan Khan bt Uzair Khan 6-1, 7-5; Nalain Abbas bt M Hamza Aasim 6-1, 6-1.
Boys’ 14 and under singles second Round: Ahtesham Humayun bt Mustansar Ali 4-0, 4-0; Yahya Musa Luni bt Abdullah Ahmad 4-0, 4-0; Husnain Ali Rizwan bt Ali Zain 4-1, 4-2; Haider Ali Rizwan bt Ammar Masood 4-1, 4-0; Asad Zaman bt Sameer Maqsood 4-1, 4-0; Ahmed Nail bt Saim Shahzad 4-0, 4-0; M Hamza Asim bt Nabeel Ali Qayum 4-0, 4-1.