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Smooth sailing for Kamran as PTF Junior Tennis begins

June 10, 2021

ISLAMABAD: It was easy sailing for Kamran Khan as the First PTF Development Series Junior National Ranking Tennis Tournament got underway at the PTF Complex.

Kamran got the better of Mamoon Ilyas 6-2, 6-1 for a place in the second round of the under-18 event.

As many as 26 matches were played on the first day. Matches started at 4:30pm to avoid the extreme weather conditions and continued till late night under floodlights.

Under the instruction of ITF, Covid-19 SOPs were observed and no spectator was allowed to witness the matches.

Salim Saifullah Khan, President Pakistan Tennis Federation, congratulated young players and wished them good luck in their efforts to excel. He also advised them to adhere to the Covid-19 SOPs to avoid any untoward incident.

Results: Boys under-18 singles: Ibrahim Sohail bt Hisham Mahmood 6-4,6-4; Huzaima Abdul Rehman bt Abdul Hanan Khan 7-6 (4), 1-6, 4-1 (Retd); Bilal Asim bt M Hamza Aasim 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3; Shaeel Duran bt Mustansir Ali Khan 6-1, 6-3; Azan Sajid bt Abdullah Wasif: 6-0, 6-1; Talha Khan bt Muhammad Ali 6-0, 6-0; Kashan Tariq bt Zaeem Ghafoor 6-1, 1-6, 6-3; Kamran Khan bt Mamoon Ilyas: 6-2, 6-1.

Girls under-18 singes: Amna Ali Qayum bt Amara Khan: 6-0, 6-0; Farah Shah Khan bt Sadia Qazi 7-5, 7-6(2); Sheeza Sajid bt Yana Ersado: 6-1, 6-3.

Boys 16 and under: Mamoon Ilyas bt Zaeem Ghafoor 6-2,6-4; Kashan Tariq bt M Talha 6-4, 6-3; Abdul Hanan Khan bt Ibrahim bin Sohail 6-1, 6-1; Abdullah bt Inam Qadir 6-4, 6-1; Ali Talha bt Kamran Khan 6-2, 6-2; Ibrahim Ashraf bt Mustansir Ali 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.