LAHORE:: Pakistan’s veteran player Aqeel Khan, Muzammil Murtaza, Mohammad Shoaib and Barkatullah qualified for the men’s singles semi-finals of the sixth Sheheryar Malik Memorial Pakistan Open Tennis Championship here at the Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy, Nishtar Park on Wednesday.

Aqeel powered his way to beat Ahmad Nael 6-4, 6-0 in their quarter-final while Shoaib outclassed Abdullah Adnan 6-4, 6-1. In other last-eight matches, Barkatullah drafted a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Yousuf Khalil and Muzammil outplayed his brother Mudassar 6-4, 6-3.

In ladies singles quarter-finals, Sarah Mehboob Khan blanked Zainab Ali 6-0, 6-0, Meheq Khokhar carved out a 6-0, 6-4 win against Amna Qayum Noor Malik routed Zahra Suleman 6-0, 6-1 and Sheeza Sajid crushed Rahay-ul-Ain 6-2, 6-2.

Meanwhile, Rashid Malik beat Waheed 6-1, 6-1 in the seniors 50-plus quarter-final.

Other results:

Seniors 35-plus doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Talha Waheed/Tanvir Munir bt Umer Dilshad/Asghar 6-0, 6-4; Amir Mumtaz/Salman Ahmed bt Sohail Feroze/Mian Mubarak 6-2, 6-2; Ashar Khan/Adnan Majeed bt Zakirullah/Jan Khan 6-2, 6-2; Sheheryar Salamt/Kashif Rehmat bt Rana Humayun/Umair Fayyaz 6-1, 6-1; Faisal Anwar/Hadi Hussain bt Ali Imam/Abdul Rasheed 6-0, 6-1; Arif Feroze/Israr Gul bt M Yousuf/Mehboob Waheed 6-0, 6-1; Shehzad/Inamullah bt Mustafa Burney/Irfanullah 6-2, 7-6

Boys U-16 (first round): Asad Zaman bt M. Salaar 7-5, 6-3; Ameer Mazari bt Hamza Rehmat 6-2, 6-3; Nabeel Qayum bt Yahya Musa Luni 6-1, 6-4; Husnain Ali Rizwan bt Abubakar Khalil 6-3, 6-1; Waleed Humayun bt Ismail Ahmad 4-6, 7-5, 10-5; Abdul Basit bt Shahzaib Zahid 7-5, 6-1; Ameer Hamza bt Hanzla Anwar 6-0, 6-0

Boys U-12 (first round): Abdur Rehman bt Haziq Areejo 4-1, 4-0; Ali Bachani bt M. Umar Ali 4-0, 4-1; M. Ibrahim Gill bt Safiullah 4-1, 4-2; Razik Sultan bt M. Rehan 4-0, 4-0; Majid Ali bt Ahmad Yawar 4-1, 4-1; Ihsanullah bt Musa Anees 4-0, 4-0.

Published in Dawn, November 24th, 2022

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