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TENNIS - National19 May 2022

Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Top national tennis players including Aqeel Khan, Mohammad Sohaib, Mohammad Abid and Muzammil Murtaza have confirmed their entries in the 39th Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Khyber Cup National Ranking Tennis Tournament, which is scheduled to kick-off from May 20, 2022 at the PTF-SDA Tennis Complex, Garden Avenue Islamabad. According to an official of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), top national tennis tournament is pursuing prize mony of Rs. 700, 000. Top national tennis lads Pakistan number one Aqeel Khan, Mohammad Shoaib, Muzammil Murtaza, Mohammad Abid, Yousaf Khalil, Shahzad Khan, Barkatullah, Heera Ashiq and Mudassir Murtaza have confirmed their participation and will be in action during 7-day fixture. A total number of 125 players will take part in different five categories including Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Boys Under-18 Singles, Boys & Girls Under-12 Singles and 45+ Doubles. Prize Money of Rs. 700000 will be distributed amongst the participants. Also, PTF will provide available accommodation to the outstation players at PTF Complex. The matches will be played in two sessions because of the hot weather, 1st session from 8 am to 1 pm and 2nd session from 4 pm to onward. Arif Qureshi ITF White Badge Referee will officiate the matches. The final will be played on May 26 at the same venue. Salim Saifullah Khan President-PTF said: Khyber Cup is one of our very prestigious events on the PTF calendar and assured all possible support and assistance for the smooth conduct of the event. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has always played an active role in the promotion of tennis in Pakistan. I wish all the participants good luck for better performance during the tournament.

TENNIS - National05 May 2022

Westbury National Seniors & Juniors Tennis Championship from May 14, 2022
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-The 19th Westbury National Seniors’ & Juniors’ Tennis Championship 2022 will be played from May 14 to 20 under the banner of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) and Sindh Tennis Association (STA) at the Hard Courts of Modern Club Karachi. According to Media Coordinator STA Ishrat Zehra, Juniors Under-18 Singles & Doubles, Boys Under-16 Singles & Doubles, Boys Under-14 Singles & Doubles, Boys & Girls Under-12 Singles & Doubles, Boys & Girls Under-10 Singles & Doubles, Girls Under-18 Singles & Doubles,  Girls Under-14 Singles & Doubles and Seniors 55 Plus Doubles event will be played during the 7-day national tennis showpiece. Organizers also added few local events to offer competition opportunity of all categories which includes Men’s Singles & Doubles, Senior 35+ Doubles, Soft Tennis Men’s Singles & Soft Tennis Ladies Singles and Wheelchair Men’s Singles. All out station main draw Junior players are entitled to economy class railway fare and daily allowances as per PTF rules. Organizing committee comprises  Gulzar Firoz , President, Mohammad Khalid Rehmani, Referee, Sarwar Hussain Tournament Director, Disciplinary committee, (Zafar Hasan, Eibad Sarwar & Adeel Khan ), Qudsia Raja , Assistant Referee, Ishrat Zehra, Media Coordinator, Raisa Ashfaq, Organizing Secretary,  Perween Akhter, Farha Riaz, Aqeel Shabbir, Dr. Nadia Razzaq, Fouzia Falak, Shagufta Samadani, Jamil Khan, Afshan Fatima  are members.

TENNIS - National07 Mar 2022

Davis Cup Tie: President PTF thanks IPC Minister, Islamabad police and local media
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-President, Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), Salim Saifullah Khan on Monday visited PTF Complex appreciated the efforts of PTF officials and all the staff members for organizing the Davis Cup event in a highly befitting manner.  The President also extended his gratitude to the Minister of Inter Provincial Cooperation (IPC) Dr Fehmida Mirza and the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for providing all possible assistance to make the event highly memorable and successful, without whose support the event would not have been possible. The President appreciated all the law enforcing agencies especially the Islamabad Police for providing a foolproof security umbrella. He also lauded the service of Pakistan Television for a live broadcast of the Davis Cup tie and print and electric media for their effective coverage.

TENNIS - National04 Mar 2022

Bilal and Hamid reach in the final of Tennis Lovers Junior National Tennis Championship
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Bilal Asim and Hamid Israr reached in the final of 3rd Tennis Lovers Junior National Tennis Championship continued at Punjab Tennis Academy Bagh-e-Jinnah Lahore on Friday.  Results: Boys U-18 semifinals: Bilal Asim beat Asad Zaman 6-2, 6-2 Hamid Israr beat Ali Jawad 6-1, 6-0 Boys U-14 Quarter Finals: Ahtesham Humayun beat Orhan Sohail 6-0,6-0 Nadir Reza Mirza beat Ameer Mizari 6-4,6-3 Abdur Rehman beat Muhammad Sohaan Noor 6-4,6-3 Boys U-16 Semifinals: Bilal Asim beat Hamid Israr 6-2,6-1 Asad Zaman beat Ahtesham Humayun 6-3,6-1 Boys / Girls U-12 Quarter Finals: Zohaib Afzal Malik beat Taha Asad 4-0,4-0 Omer Jawad beat M.Shayan Afridi 4-1,4-1 Boys / Girls U-10 Musa Dawood Baig beat Sized Siraj 4-2,4-2 Girls U-18 Quarter Finals: Ashtafila Arif beat Laiba Iqbal Khan 6-0,6-3

TENNIS - National01 Mar 2022

Tennis Lovers Junior National Tennis Championship starts: Asad, Bilal heroes
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Asad Zaman and Bilal Asim excelled on the opening day of the 3rd Tennis Lovers Junior National Tennis Championship 2022 by winning their respective matches in the Under-18 and Under-16 categories here at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Tuesday. Secretary Punjab Lawn Tennis Association (PLTA) Rashid Malik inaugurated the event in a colorful opening ceremony, which was also attended by players, their families and tennis lovers. Malik said that the purpose of conducting national junior tournaments was to promote the beautiful game at grassroots level and provide maximum opportunities to youngsters and kids to exhibit their skills at high level. “I am grateful to all the sponsors who come forward to help the PLTA in conducting a record number of tournaments every year, and this year too, we have plans to organize a record number of tennis tournaments and break the previous years’ record. For this, we need more such generous sponsors, who may come forward to help in promoting tennis especially at junior level, as junior players are our future tennis stars,” he added. Results: Boys Under-18 1st Round Hamid israr beat Omer Shafique 6-0,6-0 Hamza Jawad beat Hanzala Anwar 6-1,6-2 Ali Jawad beat  Husnain Ali  6-4,6-4 Zaeem Ghafoor beat Inam Qadir 6-1,6-2 Bilal Asim beat Arman Kamran 6-3,6-3 Asad Zaman beat Abdul Hanan Khan 6-4,6-2 Boys Under-16 1st Round: Asad Zaman beat Shehreyar Anees 3-6,6-1,7-5 Ahtesham Humayun beat Zain Saeed 6-0,6-0 Bilal Asim beat Inam Qadir 6-0,6-0 Hamza Roman beat M.Sohaan Noor 6-1,6-2 Boys Under-14 1st Round: Abdullah Sajjad Wahla beat Essa Fahad 4-2,5-4(5)  

TENNIS - National27 Feb 2022

MCI Twin City Tennis Tournament: Jabir Ali wins title
Abdullah Asjad ISLAMABAD:-Jabir Ali beat Hamza Asim 2-1 in the Men’s Singles final of the MCI Twin City Tennis Tournament at Islamabad Tennis Complex on Sunday. The final score-line was 0-6, 6-1 and 7-5. In the ladies singles final, Mahak Khokhar overcame Saher Aleem in straight sets 2-0 at 6-1, 6-1 to lift the title. Chief Guest, Direct Amir Shezad Sports and Culture and Deputy Director Ch Shezad Yasin Sports and Culture distributed the prizes amongst the winners and runner-ups. Results (Finals): Men singles: Jabir Ali beat Hamza Asim 0-6, 6-1, 7-5; Ladies singles: Mahak Khakhar beat Sehar Aleem 6-1, 6-1; Boys’ Under-18 Singles: Ibrahim Saqib beat Haziq Asim 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 Girls’ Under-18 Singles: Saher Aleem beat Zara Lawangin 6-4, 6-3;  

TENNIS - National26 Feb 2022

MCI Twin City Tennis Tournament starts at Islamabad Tennis Complex
Abdullah Asjad ISLAMABAD:-The MCI Twin City Tennis Tournament started here at Islamabad Tennis Complex on Saturday. Around 30 players from different clubs have participated in the Men singles, Ladies Singles, Under-18 Singles (Girls) and Under-18 Singles (Boys) events. Men’s singles (Round-1): Sameer Kiyani Bt Abdul Wahid 8-2; Ahmed Murad Bt Ali younus 8-1; Mohammad Aafaan Bt Abdul Moeed 8-2; Adnan Khan Bt Subhan Aslam 8-0; Haseeb Inayat Bt Abdul Wasay 8-6; Zain Ali Bt Naveed Iqbal 8-0; Top seed Hamza Asim and Second Seed Jabir Ali got byes in the first round Quarterfinal Round: Hamza Asim Bt Sameer Kiyani 8-1; Mohammad Aafaan Bt Ahmed Murad 8-2; Adnan Khan Bt Haseeb Raja 8-2; Jabir Ali Bt Ali Zain 8-2; Semifinals: Hamza Asim Bt Mohammad Aafaan 8-3; Jabir Ali Bt Adnan Khan 8-2; Ladies singles (Round-1): Mahak Khokhar Bt Zara Ahmed 8-0; Maria Batool Bt Mariam Yameen 8-2; Ayesha Masood Bt Zara Shabaz 8-2; Noor Fatima Bt Azeena Aleem 8-0; Zara Lawangin Bt Sunila Naqvi 8-0; Ghazal Kiyani Bt Amra Khan 8-0; Taniya Riaz Bt Momina 8-0; Saher Aleem Bt Shenaz Talib 8-0; Quarterfinal Round: Mahak Khokhar Bt Maria Batool 8-0; Ayesha Masood Bt Noor Fatima 8-3; Zara Lawangin Bt Ghazal Kiyani 8-0; Saher Aleem Bt Taniya Riaz 8-2; Semifinals: Mahak Khokhar Bt Ayesha Masood 8-0; Saher Aleem Bt Zara Lawangin 8-2; Boys Under-18 Singles (Round-1): Abdul Moeed Bt Orhan Sohail 8-0; Subhan Aslam Bt Abdul Wahid 8-0; Saqib Ibrahim Bt Abdul Wasay 8-4; Sameer Kiyani Bt Ahyan Bin Zahid 8-0; Mustansir Ali, Haziq Asim, Adullah Khan, Ali Zain got byes in the first round matches. Quarterfinal Round: Abdul Moeed Bt Mustansir Ali 8-5; Haziq Asim Bt Subhan Aslam 8-0; Saqib Ibrahim Bt Abdullah Khan 8-4; Sameer Kiyani Bt Ali Zain 8-4; Semifinals Haziq Asim Bt Abdul Moeed 8-1; while other semifinal will be played tomorrow morning. Girls Under-18 singles (Quarterfinals): Saher Aleem Bt Zara Ahmed 8-3; Sunila Waqas Bt Amra Khan 8-0; Ayesha Masood Bt Zara Shabaz 8-6; Zara Lawangin Bt Alishba 8-0; Semifinals Sehar Aleem Bt Sunila Waqas 8-0; Zara Lawangin Bt Ayesha Masood 8-1;

TENNIS - National22 Feb 2022

All Sindh Muslim Sports Trophy Ranking Championship (Results Day-II)
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI:-The 1st All Sindh Muslim Sports Trophy Ranking Tennis Championship is going on with full swing under the banner of Karachi Tennis Association. Results (Day 2): Men’s Singles 1st Round Ahsan Ahmed beat Danyal Sanaullah 6-1 rtd. Shahab Khan beat Umair Anwar 6-4, 6-4 Men’s Singles Pre Quarter Mohammad Ali (2nd seed) beat Salman Ahmed 6-3 rtd Under 15 Singles 1st round Taimoor Khan beat Abdul Ahad 4-0, 4-0 Under 15 Singles Semifinal Ruhab Faisal beat Nibras Malik 4-0, 4-0 Men’s Doubles 1st Round Raheel + Ahsan Ahmed beat Faraz Ali + Mohammad Usman 8-6  Salman Ahmed + Mohammad Salman beat  Dinani + Asad Ali  8-6 Soft Tennis Ladies Singles 1st Round Qudsia Raja beat Afshan Fatima 5-2 Ishrat Zehra  beat Shumaila Naz 5-2 Soft Tennis Ladies Singles Semi Final Eraj Batool beat Ishrat Zehra 5-0 Marium Shahid beat Qudsia Raja 5-0

TENNIS - National22 Feb 2022

All Sindh Muslims Sports Trophy Tennis Championship
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI:-The 1st All Sindh Muslims’ Sports Trophy Tennis Championship started under the supervision of Karachi Tennis Association (KTA). The competitions are staged in different age group categories. Results (Day-1): Men’s Singles Mohammad Ahmed beat Salman Dinani 6-3, 6-2 Hasnain Khurram beat Aamir Altaf 6-4, rtd. Mohammad Umair Anwar beat Saad Ahmed 6-2, 2-6, 10-8 Under 15 Singles Ahsan Ahmed beat Syed Mahad  Shehzad 4-0, 4-0 Ruhab Faisal beat Bilal Khan 4-1, 4-0 Under 11 Singles Rahim Faisal beat Naayel Shoaib  5-3, 4-2 Soft Tennis Ladies Singles (Round-1) Qudsia Raja beat Afshan Fatima   5-2 Ishrat Zehra beat Shamaila Naz 5-2 Soft Tennis Ladies Singles (Semi Finals) Marium Shahid beat Qudsia Raja 5-4 Eraj Batool beat Ishrat Zehra 5-0.

TENNIS - National20 Feb 2022

Aisam Qureshi and Alexander Nedovyesov reach in the final of ATP World Tennis Championship
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Pakistan’s tennis star Aisam Qureshi pairing with Alexander Nedovyesov stormed into the final of ATP World Tennis Championship after thrashing their opponents 2-1 in the Doubles’ Fixture at the Delrey Beach United States of America (USA). According to available information from abroad, they outplayed an all American pair of Alex Lawson and Robert Galloway in a three sets thriller with the score-line of 6-3,6-7 and 10-4. At one stage, Aisam and his partner were leading at 6-3 and 5-4 and serving the match point at 40-40 when Alexander missed a volley and were broken back. The American pair took full advantage of this good luck and went on to clinch the second set in a tie break however in super tie break Aisam and partner totally dominated the court and won it 10-4. Aisam Qureshi and Alexander Nedovyesov will meet Dutch/El Salvador duo of Rojer Julien and Marcelo Arevalo in the final.