KARACHI: Pakistan’s leading tennis player Aqeel Khan cruised past Nasir Bachani in straight sets while Parbat Kumar, Mudassir Mirza and Zubair Raja also beat their respective rivals in the men’s singles first round at the second Chairman JCSC Open Tennis Championships which commenced here at the DA Creek Club on Tuesday.
In the under-18 singles Ahmed Kamil, Hamid Israr, Abid Akber and Taha Aman outplayed their respective opponents.
Men’s Singles (1st round): Aqeel Khan bt Nasir Bachani (Hyd) 6-1 6-1; Ahmed Kamil bt Abdullah Khan 6-1 6-2; Parbat Kumar bt Syed Zuhair Raza 6-2 6-3; Ahmed Choudhary bt Asad Khan 6-2 6-3; Mudasir Murtaza bt Hasheesh Kumar 6-1 7-5; Zubair Raja bt Mustafa Burney 6-0 4-1 rtd: Ibrahim Khan bt Irfanullah 6-1 6-3; Heera Ashiq bt Sheeraz Bhandh 6-2 6-1; Abid Ali Akber bt Ibrahim Iltafat 6-0 6-0; Amin Shafi bt Shakrullah Khan 6-1, 6-1; Muhammad Abid bt Yasir Khan 6-0, 6-3; Yousuf Khail bt Imran Bhatti 7-6 (2) 6-4; Barkatullah Khan bt Muhammad Dada 6-1 6-0; Israr Gul bt Hafiz Arbab 6-4, 3-1 (retd); Muzamil Mutaza bt Farhan Altaf 6-1, 7-5
U-18 Singles (1st round) Ahmed Kamil bt Houd Azhar 6-2 6-2; Osama Khan bt Mushab Umair 6-2 6-3; Danish Raza bt Hasan Mustafa 6-0, 6-1; M Hadin bt M Farooq Atiq 6-1, 6-4; Shahzad Bachani walkover Abdullah Aftab; Ghufran Fiaz bt Rafay 6-0 6-0; Hamid Israr bt M Sarim 6-0, 6-0; Amin Shafi bt Arish Virani 6-0 6-0; M Dada walkover Abdullah Aftab; Taha Aman bt Abdul Samad Areejo 6-4 5-7 6-3; Hasheesh Kumar walkover Hasnain Rizwan walkover
Boys/Girls Singles U-10 (1st round): Imdad Ali bt Nibras Zeeshan 4-2 4-2; Munim Naeem bt Zain Nomi 4-2 4-1; Sabrina Khan walkover M Ali; Daliah Shazim bt Maaz Naeem 4-0, 4-0
Boys /Girls Singles U-14 (2nd round): Hamid Israr bt Safi Khan 4-0, 4-0; Mahatir Muhammad bt Daniyal Kothwala 4-2, 4-2.
Published in Dawn, July 17th, 2019