ISLAMABAD: All seeds progressed through to next round as 21 matches were decided on the opening day of the second leg of General Tyre ITF J5 Junior Tennis Championship at PTF the Complex here on Monday.

However, local player Mahatir Mohammad Khan was upstaged by Russia’s Ruslan Serazhetdinov, who sealed a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 win in a match lasting one hour and 45 minutes.

In another well-contested encounter, Pakistan’s Subhan bin Salik lost in three sets against Aki Zuban Rawat of Nepal.

In the girls’ singles, Maleeha Khalid defeated Shiza Sajid on her international debut.

Results:

Boys’ singles:

First round: Mohammad Shoaib (Pakistan) bt Bilal Asim (Pakistan) 6-2, 6-1; Hamid Israr Gul (Pakistan) bt Abdul Hannan (Pakistan) 6-2, 6-2; Ruslan Serazhetdinov (Russia) bt Mahatir M. Khan (Pakistan) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, Aryan Giri (Nepal) bt Ahmed Nael Qureshi (Pakistan) 6-3, 6-2, Ahmed Kamil (Pakistan) bt Abdullah (Pakistan) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1); Zalan Khan (Pakistan) bt Yahya Luni (Pakistan) 6-0, 6-0; Siddhartha Lama (US) bt M. Talha Khan (Pakistan) 6-2, 6-4; Aoi Ooka (Japan) bt Sami Zeb Khan (Pakistan) 6-2, 6-1, Rohan Belday (US) bt Huzaima Abdul Rehman (Pakistan) 6-1, 6-0; Roy Keegan (Great Britain) bt Hasheesh Kumar (Pakistan) 7-5, 6-2, M. Haider Ali Rizwan (Pakistan) bt Saim Chaudhry (Pakistan) 6-1, 6-2; Aki Zuben Rawat (Nepal) bt Subhan Bin Salik (Pakistan) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1; Aarav Samrat Hada (Nepal) bt Mustansir Ali Khan (Pakistan) 6-0, 6-0, M. Huzaifa Khan (Pakistan) bt M. Hamza Asim (Pakistan) 6-2, 6-2; Alexander Karman (US) bt Nalain Abbas (Pakistan) 6-0, 6-0, Raja Azan Ahmed Sajid (Pakistan) bt Ryaan Khawaja Saud (US) 6-0, 6-3.

Girls’ singles:

First round: Zahara Suleman (Pakistan) bt Fatima Ali Raja (Pakistan) bt 6-3, 6-1; Labika Durab (Pakistan) bt Mahrukh Farooqui (Pakistan) 6-3, 6-2; Maleeha Khalid (Pakistan) bt Shiza Sajid (Pakistan) 6-1, 6-4; Zoha Asim (Pakistan) bt Ekaterina Suvorova (Russia) bt 6-4, 6-2; Saher Aleem (Pakistan) bt Zara Khan (Pakistan) 6-4, 6-4.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2020

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