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Bilal Asim wins second title in a row of ATF Under-16
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Upcoming tennis guy, Bilal Asim claimed second back-to-back Asian Under-16 Tennis title after defeating Asad Zaman in the Ali Embroidery Mills Pvt Ltd ATF Under-16 Asian Tennis Tour 2022 Leg-2 final here at the Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy, Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Thursday. In the boys U-16 final, Bilal Asim, brilliant student of coach Rashid Malik, outclassed Asad Zaman, another student of coach Rashid Malik, with a score of 6-0, 6-1. Bilal dominated the title clash right from the word go as he never allowed his opponent to play freely and maintained his supremacy till the last point to win the final by 6-0, 6-1, thus claiming the second successive Asian U-16 title. Bilal Asim completed the brace of Asian U-16 titles, when he, partnering with Ahtesham Humayun (Crescent School), played well against Hamid Israr/Hamza Roman and edged out the spirited pair by 7-5, 7-6 to win the boys U-16 doubles final. In the position matches, Sheheryar Anees outlasted Amir Mazari 6-4, 6-0, M Salaar outclassed Taimoor Khan 6-1, 6-1, Nabeel Qayum toppled Aized Khalil 6-2, 6-1, Hamid Israr thumped Kashan Tariq 6-2, 6-1. Meanwhile, Nabeel Qayum of Islamabad thrashed Abdur Rehman 6-0 to win the boys/girls U-14 title in the Ali Embroidery Mills Pvt Ltd Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022. Nabeel displayed high quality tennis skill and techniques and didn’t allow his opponent Abdur Rehman to score a single point to win the boys/girls U-14 final by 6-0. Nabeel also completed the brace of titles when he, partnering with Abdur Rehman (SICAS) hammered the pair of Bismel Zia/Hajra Suhail by 6-1 in the boys/girls U-14 doubles final. In the boys/girls U-12 final, Abdur Rehman (AAA Associates) beat Hajra 6-1. In the boys/girls U-10 final, Hajra Suhail (AAA Associates) beat Mustafa Uzair Rana 6-2. In the boys/girls U-8 final, Ayan Shahbaz grabbed the gold medal, Ehsan Bari silver and Daniyal Afzal bronze medal. In the boys/girls U-6 final, Mamnoon Bari bagged the gold medal, Shahreen Omer silver, Hafsa Sohail bronze medal. Tariq Zaman, CEO Ali Embroidery Mills Pvt Ltd, was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony and he, along with, PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) distributed prizes among the winners. Sindh Tennis Association SVP Khalid Rehmani, former PTF SVP Col Asif Dar (R), Ashfaq Chohan, players, their families and tennis enthusiasts were also present on this occasion. Rashid Malik thanked Tariq Zaman for his all-out support for junior tennis development and hoped that he will continue to support this beautiful game.   
ATF Under-16 Asian Tennis Tour Leg-2: Bilal, Asad jump into finals
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Bilal Asim and Asad Zaman moved into the finals of Ali Embroidery Mills Pvt Ltd ATF Under-16 Asian Tennis Tour 2022 (Leg-2) here at Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Wednesday. In the boys U-16 first semifinal, Bilal Asim (SICAS) continued his good show in the Leg-2 as well as he earlier won the ATF U-16 Leg-1 title in a great style. Bilal played outstanding tennis against Hamid Israr and comfortably won the crucial encounter by identical scores of 6-2 and 6-2.  The second semifinal of the Asian tennis event saw Asad Zaman (of Ali Embroidery Mills) overpower Kashan Tariq by 6-0, 6-2. Asad started tremendously in the first set and didn’t allow his opponent to earn a single point to win it 6-0. Kashan did make his presence felt in the second set, but Asad once again played aggressively and took the set 6-2 to set the final clash against Bilal Asim.  Both Bilal Asim and Asad Zaman are the brilliant students of coach and mentor Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), who has a great honor of producing a good number of national and international tennis players, who are serving the country in great styles. Both Bilal and Asad are not only shining in the national events but also doing well in the ATF tournaments. Bilal recently won the ATF U-16 leg and now both the students of Malik will be vying for the title in today’s (Thursday) clash. In the position matches played here on Wednesday, Ahtesham Humayun did well against Hamza Roman and comfortably won the position match by 6-0, 6-3. Shehryar Anees also claimed the position by toppling Mohammad Salaar 6-0, 6-1. Nabeel Qayum also shone in the event by outpacing Hamza Rehmat 6-2, 6-3.  Amir Khan Mazari also claimed the position by thumping Taimoor Khan 6-2, 6-1. In the boys U-16 doubles semifinals, the promising pair of Bilal Asim and Ahtesham Humayun hammered Amir Mazari and Hamza Rehmat by 6-2, 6-1.  Tariq Zaman, CEO Ali Embroidery Mills Pvt Ltd, will grace the concluding ceremony as chief guest and distribute prizes among the winners and top performers.  Meanwhile, in the Ali Embroidery Mills Pvt Ltd Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022 boys U-14 semifinals, Nabeel Qayum thumped Bismel Zia 6-1. In the boys/girls U-12 quarterfinals, Abdur Rehman (SICAS) beat Bismel Zia 6-1, Muaz Shahbaz beat M Ibrahim Gill 6-0. In the other quarterfinals, Aalay Hussain beat Mustafa Uzair Rana 6-4 and Hajra Suhail (SICAS) beat Ayan Shahbaz 6-0. In the boys/girls U-10 quarterfinals, Hajra Suhail beat Taha Asad 6-0, Muaz Shahbaz beat M Ibrahim Gill 6-2, Mustafa Uzair Rana beat Aliyan Ali 6-0. 
Asian Under-16 Tennis: Position matches decided; finals on Saturday
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: The position matches were decided in the Kamran Steel ATF Under-16 Asian Tennis Tour 2022 (Leg-1) here at Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Tennis Academy Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Friday. In the match for third/fourth position, Sheheryar Anees beat Hussnain Ali Rizwan 7-5, 6-4, for the fifth/sixth position match, Ahtesham Humayun beat Salaar Khan 6-3, 6-2, for the seventh/eighth position match, Amir Khan Mazari beat Ibrahim Ashraf 6-2, 6-4, for ninth/10th position, Asad Zaman beat Nabeel Qayum 6-1,6-3 while for the 11th/12th position match, Sameer Zaman beat M Sohaan Noor 7-6, 6-1.  Meanwhile in Kamran Steel Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022, the competitions were held in different age group categories. In the boys/girls U-14 doubles semifinal, Abdur Rehman/Nabeel Qayum beat Aalay Husnain/Eesa Bilal 6-2, Amna Qayum/Taimoor Ansari beat M Sohaan Noor/Abdullah Pirzada 6-2. In the boys/girls U-10 semifinal, Hajra Suhail beat Ayyan Shahbaz 6-1, Muaz Shahbaz beat Mustafa Uzair Rana 6-0. Abdullah Khan Sumbal, Chief Secretary Punjab, will be the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony on Saturday. Mian Mohsin Arshad, Director Kamran Steel Rerolling Pvt Ltd, Iftikhar Ahmad Rao, Chairman Punjab Lawn Tennis Association, and Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), Secretary Punjab Lawn Tennis Association, will also be present on this occasion.
ATF U16 Asian Tennis: Haider, Bilal reach singles final
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Haider Ali Rizwan will face Bilal Asim in the final of the Kamran Steel ATF Under-16 Asian Tennis Tour 2022 (Leg-1) here at Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy Nishtar Park Sports Complex. On Thursday, the semifinals of the boys U-16 were decided. In the first semifinal, Haider Ali Rizwan of LGS Paragon overwhelmed Sheheryar Anees by 6-4, 6-1. Haider faced tough resistance from his opponent in the first set but after leveling the score at 4-all, he settled down and won the next two points in a row to win it 6-4. He dominated the second set right from the word go and comfortably took it by 6-1 to book berth in the final. Rising star Bilal Asim was another player, who set the final clash against Haider, after defeating spirited Hussnain Ali Rizwan by 7-6, 6-0. In the U-16 position matches, Asad Zaman (Ali Embroidery Mills) had to struggle hard to edge out talented Sameer Zaman by 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 while Muhammad Salaar also faced tough resistance from M Ibraheem Ashraf before winning the crucial match by 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Nabeel Qayum did well against M Sohaan Noor and outpaced him by 6-1, 7-5 while Abdullah Pirzada outsmarted Taimoor Ansari by 6-2, 6-3. In the boys U-16 doubles semifinals, Bilal Asim and Ahtesham Humayun made their presence felt by outlasting the pair of Sameer Zaman and Amir Mazari 6-1, 6-1. Bilal/Ahtesham were in sublime form and started well against their opponents, thus comfortably winning the first set 6-1 and the second with the same score of 6-1 to earn a place in the final. The second finalist pair was of Hussnain Ali Rizwan and Haider Ali Rizwan, who proved too hot for Ashraf and Nabeel Qayum and trounced them by a huge margin of 6-0, 6-0. In the Kamran Steel Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022, Abdullah Pirzada and Taimoor Ansari qualified for the boys/girls U-14 semifinals. Abdullah Pirzada played well against Nabeel Qayum and thumped him by 6-2 while Taimoor Ansari had to struggle hard to brush aside Abdur Rehman (SICAS) by 7-5. In the boys/girls U-12 semifinals, Aalay Husnain beat Abdur Rehman 6-4 and SICAS’ brilliant student Hajra Suhail (AAA Associates) beat Bismel Zia 6-2. In the boys/girls U-10 quarterfinal, Hajra Suhail beat Aliyan 6-0 and Muaz Shahbaz beat Aahil Najoom 6-0.
Kamran Steel Asian Tennis Tour: Bilal and Rizwan brothers qualify for semies
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Bilal Asim, Haider Ali Rizwan, Hussnain Ali Rizwan and Sheheryar Anees booked berths in the semifinals of Kamran Steel ATF 16&Under Asian Tennis Tour 2022 (Leg-1) after defeating their respective opponents in the quarterfinals played here at the Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Tennis Academy Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Wednesday. In the Boys Under-16 quarterfinals, Bilal Asim, a student of renowned coach Rashid Malik, took little time to brush aside Ibrahim Ashraf by 6-0, 6-1. Bilal vowed to do well in the remaining matches saying he will try his best to win the Asian Ranking Tennis title. He also thanked his coach Rashid Malik for his guidance and coaching, which is helping him excel at Asian level. In other quarterfinals, Haider Ali Rizwan (LGS Paragon) beat Ahtesham Humayun 7-6, 6-4, Hussnain Ali Rizwan (LGS Paragon) beat Salaar Khan 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 and Sheheryar Anees beat Amir Mazari 6-2, 6-0.  In the position matches, Asad Zaman Ali Embroidery Mills) played well against Inam Qadir and outsmarted him by 6-2, 6-3. Nabeel Qayum had to struggle hard to defeat Faizan Ali 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 while Abdullah Pirzada did well against Kashan Tariq and won the position match by 6-4, 6-2.  In the Boys Under-16 Doubles Quarterfinals, Mohammad Ibrahim Ashraf and Nabeel Qayum beat Hamza Rehmat and Mohammad Sohaan Noor 7-6, 7-5, Bilal Asim and Ahtesham Humayun beat Inam Qadir and Salaar Khan 6-1, 6-2 while Haider Ali Rizwan and Hussnain Ali Rizwan beat Asad Zaman and Sheheryar Anees 6-2, 6-1. Meanwhile in the Kamran Steel Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022, in the boys/girls Under-14 quarterfinals, Abdullah Pirzada beat Hajra Suhail 6-2, Nabeel Qayum beat Aalay Husnain 6-1, Taimoor Ansari beat Amna Qayum 6-0 and Abdur Rehman beat Bismel Zia 6-1. In the boys/girls U-10 pre-quarterfinals, Aliyan Ali beat Zainah 6-2.  
Kamran Steel ATF U16 Tennsi: Amir, Bilal, Haider advance in next round
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Amir Khan Mazari, Bilal Asim, Haider Ali Rizwan and others registered victories in the Boys Under-16 pre-quarterfinals of the Kamran Steel ATF 16&Under Asian Tennis Tour 2022 (Leg-1) played here at the Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Tennis Academy Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Tuesday. In the boys U-16 pre-quarterfinals, Amir Mazari beat Waleed Humayun 6-2, 6-3, Bilal Asim beat Nabeel Qayum 6-0, 6-0, Haider Ali Rizwan beat Asad Zaman 6-3, 6-1, Hussnain Ali Rizwan beat Aized Khalil 6-0, 6-1, Ahtesham Humayun beat Inam Qadir 6-4, 6-0, Sheheryar Anees beat Sameer Zaman 6-1, 6-2, Salaar Khan beat M Sohaan Noor 6-2, 6-4, Ibrahim Ashraf beat Faizan Ali 6-2, 7-5 and Abdullah Pirzada beat Hamza Rehmat 6-2, 6-3. In the boys U-16 doubles, Asad Zaman and Sheheryar Anees played well against Kashan Tariq and Taimoor Ansari and won the encounter by 6-2, 7-5. Inam Qadir and Mohammad Salaar Khan did good work against the pair of Waleed Humayun and Abdullah Pirzada and outsmarted their opponents by 6-4, 6-2. Meanwhile in the Kamran Steel Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022, the matches were also decided in different age group categories. In the boys/girls U-14 pre-quarterfinals, Nabeel Qayum beat Mohammad Shafin Khan 6-1 and Taimoor Ansari beat M Umar Ali 6-1. In the boys/girls U-12 pre-quarterfinals, Abdur Rehman beat Hafiz Hussain 6-1, Musa Aneek beat Aahil Nadeem 6-0, Aalay Husnain beat Aayan Shahbaz 6-1, Bismel Zia beat M Ayan Khan 6-0, Mohammad Umar Ali beat Inam Ali 7-5 and Mohammad Ibrahim Hussain Gill beat Shafay Iqbal 6-1. In the boys/girls U-10 first round matches, Taha Asad beat Nameer Ahsan 7-6, Aaliyan Ali beat Hassan Alam 6-0 and Musa Dawood beat Shahnoor 6-0.
Kamran Steel ATF Under-16 Asian Tennis Tour Leg-1 starts
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: The Kamran Steel ATF 16&Under Asian Tennis Tour 2022 (Leg-1) was formally inaugurated here at the Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy Nishtar park Lahore on Monday. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Ehsan Bhutta inaugurated the event in the presence of Mian Mohsin from Kamran Steels, Tournament Director Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), Tournament Referee Shehzad Alvi, players, their families and tennis lovers. Rashid Malik thanked Mian Mohsin of Kamran Steels for sponsoring the Kamran steel ATF 16&Under Asian Tennis Tour 2022 and hoped that they will continue to support this beautiful game. On the opening day, the matches were contested in different age group categories. In the boys Under-16 first round, Asad Zaman beat Kashan Tariq 6-2, 6-2, Aized Khalil beat zain Saeed 6-2, 6-3, Nabeel Qayum beat Taimoor Ansari 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, Sheheryar Anees beat Abdullah Pirzada 6-1, 6-2 and Waleed Humayun beat Hamza Rehmat 6-1, 6-1.  Meanwhile, in the Kamran Steel Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022, the matches were also competed. In the boys/girls U-14 first round, Abdullah Pirzada beat Mohammad Inam Bari 6-0, Amna Qayum beat Abdur Rehman Pirzada 6-0, Aalay Husnain beat Naad e Ali 6-0, Bismel Zia beat Eesa Khan Malik 6-0, Abdur Rehman beat Mohammad Ayan Khan 6-0. In the boys/girls U-12 qualifying round, Shafay Iqbal beat Hassan Alam 6-0, Hafiz Hassan beat Nameer Ahsan 6-3 and Mohammad Ayan Khan beat Aaliyan Ali 6-0. Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Ehsan Bhutta said: “Tennis is one the most popular sports of the world and the poor and deserving players have equal right to play this game. We are giving maximum playing opportunities to children with a humble background in sports. Poor children of schools and colleges can also play at this world class tennis venue.” The Secretary Sports further said that the Sports and Youth Affairs Department Punjab is taking effective measures to bring forward the talented children from remote and backward areas. “World class tennis courts have been built with modern facilities where we will hold more big tennis events for the promotion of this game among the younger generation,” he asserted.
Independence Day Junior Tennis 2022: Double crown for Asad
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Asad Zaman (Ali Embroidery) clinched double crown (U-18 and U-16 titles) and Mohammad Sohaan U-14 title in the PLTA Independence Day Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022 that concluded here at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah Lahore on Saturday.  In the boys U-18 final, Asad Zaman was up against Hamza Jawad. Both played well and fought till the end. After a tough battle, Asad managed to hold his nerves and succeeded in winning the title clash by 7-6. Earlier in the boys U-18 semifinals, Asad Zaman beat Ahtesham Arif 6-2 and Hamza Jawad beat Waleed Humayun 7-6. Asad completed the brace of titles, when he outsmarted Waleed Humayun by 6-2 in the boys U-16 final. Delighted Asad, while talking to media, said that his game is improving with each passing day, thanks to his coach Rashid Malik (SBP Head Coach) and Tariq Zaman, CEO of Ali Embroidery Mills, whose generous support is helping him excel in national events and win titles one after another in his respective categories.  In the boys U-14 final, Muhammad Sohaan Noor outpaced Abdullah Pirzada 6-3. This was the maiden U-14 title of Sohaan’s tennis career, who thanked Allah Almighty for this feat and also expressed his gratitude to his coach Rashid Malik, whose guidance and coaching is improving his game and skills and he is feeling a better player with eyes on winning more national titles. Earlier in the boys U-14 semifinals, M Sohaan Noor beat Abdur Rehman 6-2 while Abdullah Pirzada beat Hashir Alam 6-3. In the boys/girls U-12 final, Abdur Rehman (AAA Associates) beat Hajra Suhail 6-1. In the boys/girls U-10 final, Hajra Suhail (AAA Associates) beat Salman Pirzada 6-3 to clinch the title. Both Abdur Rehman and Hajra Suhail are the brilliant students of SICAS and excelling with back-to-back titles in their respective categories.  In the boys/girls U-8, Ahsan Bari grabbed gold medal, Ayyan Zafar silver medal and Musa Pirzada bronze medal. In the boys/girls U-6, Musa Pirzada bagged the gold medal, Mamnoon Bari silver medal and Faiz Pirzada bronze medal.  PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) graced the occasion as chief guest and distributed prizes and shields among the winners. Speaking on the occasion, Malik said that the purpose of holding this event was to celebrate the 75th Independence Day with great zeal and fervor. All the tennis players not only displayed quality tennis skills and games during the event but also celebrated Independence Day during the concluding ceremony with great zest. 
National Juniors Tennis: Bilal, Mahatir, Hamid and Hashesh move into semifinals
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Bilal Asim, Hashesh Kumar, Mahatir Mohammad and Hamid Israr moved into the semifinals of the Bank of Punjab (BoP) Junior National Tennis Championship 2022 here at Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Monday.  Results: Under-18 quarterfinals: Bilal Asim (Sicas) beat Ahtesham Humayun 6-4, 6-1, Hashesh Kumar beat Haider Ali Rizwan 6-4, 7-5, Mahatir Muhammad of Karachi beat Asad Zaman 6-2, 6-7(1) and Hamid Israr beat Rafay Cheema 6-4, 6-0. In the U-16 pre-quarterfinals, Sameer Zaman beat Aized Khalil 6-1, 6-0, Ahtesham Humayun beat Sohan Noor 6-0, 1-0 (rtd).  Under-14 quarterfinals: Hamza Roman beat Faizan Ali 4-0, 4-2, Amir Mazari (Aitchison) thrashed Taimoor Khan 4-0, 4-0, Ismail Aftab beat Sohan Noor 4-0, 4-1, Samir Zaman beat Razik Sultan 4-1, 4-2, Omer Jawad beat Hashir Alam 4-1, 4-1, Zohaib Afzal Malik (SA Gardens) beat Anis Khan 4-0, 4-0 and Hamza Ali Rizwan (LGS Paragon) beat Abdur Rehman 4-1, 4-1. Boys Under-12 quarterfinals: Omer Jawad beat Junaid Khan 4-0, 4-0, Razik Sultan beat Anis Khan 4-1, 4-0, Hamza Ali Rizwan beat Ahmad khuda Bakhsh 4-1, 4-0 and Ismail Aftab beat Zayd Zaman 4-2, 4-2. Speaking on the occasion, PLTA Secretary General Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), who is also tournament director, said: “Top players from across the country are taking part in this event. Hopefully, all the participants will give tough time to each other and making this event a challenging and enthralling one by exhibiting outstanding tennis skills. I am grateful to BoP management for sponsoring this event and hope that they will continue to support this beautiful game.”      
 Junior National Tennis Championship starts
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-The Bank of Punjab (BoP) Junior National Tennis Championship has started here at the Punjab Tennis Academy Bagh-e-Jinnah on Sunday. PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), who is also Tournament Director, inaugurated the event at a colorful opening ceremony, which was also attended by players, their families and tennis enthusiasts. The matches were also played in different age categories and the top seeds advanced to the next round. Results: Boys U-18 (pre-quarterfinals); Bilal Asim beat Ahmad Nael Qureshi 7-6, 6-1, Ahtesham Humayun beat Aizad Khalil 6-2, 6-2, Hasheesh Kumar of Karachi beat Abubakar Khalil 6-0, 6-0, Haider Ali Rizwan beat Husnain Ali 6-0, 6-0, Mahatir Mohammad beat Farman Shakeel 6-2, 6-4 and Hamid Israr beat Zaeem Ghafoor 6-0, 6-0. Boys U-14 (pre-quarterfinals): Faizan beat Eesa Bilal 4-0, 4-1, Taimoor Khan beat Arslan Khan 5-3, 4-1, Ismail Aftab beat Romail Shahid 4-0, 4-0, Samir Zaman beat Hafiz Hussain Ali 4-0, 4-0, Razik Sultan beat Aalay Hussain 4-1, 5-3, Hashir Aalam beat Junaid Khan 4-0, 4-1, Zohaib Afzal beat Hafiz Hassan 4-0, 4-0, Anis Khan beat Ali Ijaz 4-1, 4-0.