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TENNIS - National 05 May, 2024

Day-2: PAF, and WAPDA win match in Inter-Department Tennis
Day-2: PAF, and WAPDA win match in Inter-Department Tennis

Sports Bulletin Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Pakistan WAPDA won their matches of the ongoing 1st PTF Inter-Department Tennis Trophy 2024 at PTF Tennis Complex, Garden Avenue, Islamabad on Saturday.

Once again Mohammad Abid (WAPDA) easily breezed out his opponent Ahtesham Humayun (SNGPL) in one-sided affairs 6-1 6-1, whereas in the second single Aqeel Khan (WAPDA) surprised his opponent Ahmed Babar (SNGPL) to win the match 6-2 6-3. In the first set, Aqeel Khan comfortably built up a winning lead by breaking the 6th game of Ahmed Babar (SNGPL) and by holding the 7th game at 5-2. In the 8th game, Aqeel did not allow his opponent to settle down and broke this game and won the first set at 6-2. In the second set, Ahmed Babar tried his best to catch the pace of Aqeel Khan but failed when Aqeel broke the 8th game of Ahmed Babar at 0-40 and hit a double fault to build the lead 5-3. In the 9th game, Aqeel Khan played excellent tennis by hitting the crosscourt and down-the-line shorts and finished the set by hitting an Ace at 40-30.

In an important and crucial round-robin league match, Pakistan Air Force struggled hard to win against the Pakistan Army 2-1. Yousaf Khalil (PAF) turned difficult to win his encounter against the talented Abdullah Adnan (ARMY) in a straight set 6-4 6-2.

In an exciting and thrilling second single between Mohammad Shoaib (PAF) and Muzammil Murtaza (ARMY) exhibited high-calibre and remarkable tennis and excellent forehand and backhand drives. In the first set, Mohammad Shoaib played an aggressive game and did not allow Muzammil to settle down beginning from the match breaking the 1st, 3rd, and 7th games and finishing the set at 6-2. In the In the second set both players changed their game plan and held their own games till the score went 6-6 games all. In the 10th see-saw game, Muzammil had a chance to break the game but Shoaib not only saved the game but played an excellent game of tennis from the baseline. The match went in a tie-break in which Muzammil again took a lead of 5-3 but Shaoib again bounced back aggressively and not only levelled the score 6-6 all but kept the same pressure on Muzammil's shoulder, at this stage Muzammil hit a double fault and unable to come back. In the next point, Shoaib hit a wide serve to Muzammil which returned and landed outside the court and Shoaib won the set and match at 7-6(7).  The match lasted 1 hour 35 minutes and was officiated by ITF White Badge Umpire Hussnain Mehmood.

Results (Day-2):

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) beat Pakistan Army (2-1):

Singles-1: Yousaf Khalil (PAF) beat Abdullah Adnan (ARMY) 6-4, 6-2

Singles-2: Mohammad Shoaib (PAF) beat Muzammil Murtaza (ARMY) 6-2, 7-6 (7)

Doubles: Muzammil Murtaza / Abdullah Adnan (ARMY) beat Mohammad Shaoib / Yousaf Khalil (PAF) 6-3, 3-6, 10-5

WAPDA beat SNGPL (3-0):

Singles-1: Mohammad Abid (WAPDA) beat Ahtesham Humayun (SNGPL) 6-1, 6-1

Singles-2: Aqeel Khan (WAPDA) beat Ahmed Babar (SNGPL) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles: Heera Ashiq / Shahzad Khan (WAPDA) beat Saqib Hayat / Ahmed Babar (SNGPL) 6-1, 7-5.