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December 8, 2018

Top seeds reach ITF Futures final

Sports

December 8, 2018

KARACHI: Top seeds moved into the final of men’s singles in the $15000 ITF Futures Tennis Tournament at the PTF Complex in Islamabad on Friday.

Top seed Cheong-Eui Kim from Korea got a walkover against third seed Ti Chen from Taipei and second seed Rio Noguchi from Japan won against seventh seed Alexis Canter from Great Britain 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the semi-finals.

Similarly, the fourth-seeded pair of Darko Jandric from Serbia and Shonigmatjon Shofayziyev from Uzbekistan stunned the top-seeded duo of Anton Chekhov from Russia and Kai Wehnelt from Germany 4-6, 6-4 (10-5) in the first semi-final of doubles category.

In the second semi-final, the third-seeded pair of Cheong-Eui Kim from Korea and Rio Noguchi from Japan overpowered the second-seeded Russian duo of Alexander Pavlioutchenkov and Vladimir Polyakov 4-6, 6-1, 10-4.

Meanwhile, Nauman Aftab, Ahmed Kamil and Uzair Khan reached the semi-finals of under-18 singles in another national ranking championship at the PTF Complex.Nauman beat Abdullah Adnan 6-3, 7-5, Ahmed defeated M Abdullah 6-2, 7-5, and Uzair thrashed Hamza Roman 6-2, 6-2.

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