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Kamran Steel Punjab Junior Tennis Championship starts
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-The Kamran Steel Punjab Junior Tennis Championship started here at the Punjab Tennis Academy Bagh-e-Jinnah on Monday. 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 lovers. PLTA Secretary General Rashid Malik thanked Kamran Steel management for sponsoring this event and hoped that they would continue to support this beautiful game of tennis, which is growing fast in Pakistan with each passing day and Pakistani youngsters have started excelling at ATF and ITF events. Recently, Hussnain Ali Rizwan of Lahore, Punjab has been selected in Grand Slam Junior Development Program Team, which is a great honour for Pakistan, PTF and PLTA. There are so many young tennis stars, who are doing wonders for Pakistan in international events and one of them will win Grand Slam for Pakistan in future Insha'Allah. Earlier in the Under-18 quarterfinals, Hassan beat Ali Jawad 6-1, Waleed Humayun beat Kashan Tariq 6-3, Hamza Jawad beat Zahra Suleiman 6-1 and Asad Zaman beat Aized Khalil 6-3. In the Under-16 quarterfinals, Aized Khalil beat Ali Jawad 6-3 and Kashan Tariq beat Eesa Bilal 6-1. In the boys Under-14 quarterfinals, Mohammad Sohan Noor beat Hafiz Hassan 6-0, Hashir Allan beat Aalay Hussain 6-2 and Abdur Rehman beat Hafiz Hussain 6-0. In the boys/girls Under-12 quarterfinals, Abdur Rehman beat Ahmad Khuda Bakhsh 6-0, Bismil Zia beat Taha Asad 6-0 and Hamza Sohail beat Ahsan Bari 6-0.
 Junior National Tennis Championship: Bilal Asim bags brace of titles
LAHORE:-Bilal Asim (SICAS) clinched two crowns in the Bank of Punjab (BoP) Junior National Tennis Championship 2022 that concluded here at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Thursday. In the boys U-18 final, Bilal Asim (SICAS) played well against Mahatir Mohammad and outpaced him with a score of 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the title. In the boys U-18 doubles final, the pair of Hashesh Kumar and Mahatir Mohammad defeated Bilal Asim and Ahmad Nael 4-6, 6-4, 10-5. Bilal also won the boys U-16 final to double his crowns as he outsmarted Asad Zaman 6-1, 6-2. In the boys U-14 final, Hamza Roman had to struggle hard to beat spirited Hamza Ali Rizwan (LGS Paragon) 6-2, 2-6, 10-8. In the boys U-14 doubles final, Hamza Roman/Taimoor Khan outlasted Amir Mazari/Sameer Zaman 4-2, 4-0. The boys U-12 final between Omer Jawad and Hamza Ali Rizwan proved to be a dull match, where both the players kept on playing defensive games and took more than two hours to finish the final, which was won by Omer Jawad 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-4. In the boys/girls U-12 doubles final, the talented pair of Abubaker Talha (Wapda) and Zohaib Afzal Malik (SA Gardens) defeated the duo of Ismail Aftab and Omer Jawad 4-0, 2-4, 11-9. In the boys/girls U-10 final, M Shayyan Afridi toppled Hamza Sohail 4-2, 4-1. In the girls U-12 final, Zunaisha Noor beat Esha Rabi 4-1, 4-0. In the girls U-18 final, Natalia Zaman beat Ashtafila Arif 6-3, 6-0 while in the ladies singles final, Noor Malik beat Asfa Shahbaz 6-1, 6-2. In the boys/girls U-8, Ahsan Bari won the gold medal, Daniyal Afzal Malik silver and Daniyal Abdullah bronze medal. In the boys/girls U-6, Mamnoon Bari grabbed the gold medal, Hadi Ali silver and Hamza Suhai bronze medal. Asim Hafeez Qureshi, Executive Vice President Bank of Punjab, graced the occasion as chief guest and distributed prizes, shields and certificates among the winners and top performers. He also congratulated all the winners and hoped that they will further work hard to win more honors for them and their country. (Press release)
Gatorade Trophy: Adnan Khan outplays Mohammad Ali in final
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI:-Adnan Khan outplayed Mohammad Ali in the Men’s Singles final of the 2nd Gatorade Trophy Tennis Championships concluded at Union Club Karachi Sunday. The final score-line was 6-2 and 6-3. Marium Shahid finished winner in Round Robin,won her last match against Aiman Haris with 8-2 Score. Runner-up was Eschelle Asif. Dhuraf Das was winner in Under 15 final, he beat Taimoor Ansari with 4-2, 7-5 score. Imdad Ali beat Mahd Shehzad in Under-13, as the final score-line was 4-2 and 4-2. Syed Shakir Hussain of Pakistan Beverage Ltd was the chief guest while Hira Shamim, chairperson Medical & Sports Committee Karachi Bar Association was guest of Honor. Abdul Hameed (Karate), Ghulam Yaseen ( Dodgeball), Kalim Awan (Cycling), Dr.  Iqbal Memon (LUMHS Jamshoro), Mujhtiar Bhatti (Sindh University (Jamshoro), Qudsia Raja (international Tennis Umpire), Erum Bukhari (Beach Tennis), Ishrat Zehra , (Para Sports Pakistan), Farha Riaz (KTA), Raisa Ashfaq (KTA), Perween Akhter (KTA) Fatima  Aziz ( social activist). Abid Ali Adovcate (Cycling) , Sarwar Hussain (KTA) and Touqeer Hashmi (KTA) were also present on this occasion.
Gatorade Trophy: Mohammad Ali outclasses Vinod Das 2-0 in first semifinal
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI:-Mohammad Ali outclasses Vinod Das 2-0 in first semifinal of the 2nd Gatorade Trophy Tennis Championships at Karachi Union Club, as the final score-line was 6-2 and 6-4. Ali played excellent game of tennis and did not allow his challenger to settle his feet on the court. However, it was good contest of day to watch. Results (Day-5) Men's Singles (semifinals): Mohammad Ali beat Vinod Das 6-2, 6-4 Under 15 Singles Quarter Imdad Ali beat Aiman Haris 4-0, 4-0 Under 13 Singles Quarter Imdad Ali beat Eschelle Asif 4-1, 4-1 Under 7 Singles Round Robin Zaafir Ahmed beat Raad Rehman 10-6, 10-2 Azan Imran beat Zaafir 10-6, 10-7 Azan Imran beat Zaydan 10-2, 10-1 Raad Rehman beat Ahmed. Bari 10-6
Gatorade Tennis Championship: Shahab & Adnan reach in semifinals
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI:-Shahab Khan and Adnan Khan jumped into the semifinals of the 2nd Gatorade Tennis Championship after winning their respective matches at Karachi Union Club on Monday. Results (Day-II): Men's Singles (Quarterfinals) Shahab Khan beat Haroon Arshad 6-2, 6-2 Adnan Khan beat Aqeel Shabbir 6-1, 6-4 Mohammad Ali beat Mohammad Asif 6-2, 6-3 Under-17 Singles: Malik Hasnain beat Dhuraf Das 6-1, 5-7, 10-5 Under-15 Singles: Taimoor Khan beat Ibrahim Qureshi 6-3, 6-2 Under-13 Singles: Mahd Shehzad beat Mohammad Ali Farrukh 4-0, 4-1 Arsh Imran beat Nayal Ahmed Shamsi 4-0, 5-4 Naayel Sohaib beat Dyed Mohammad Sufyan 4-1, 5-3
Gatorade Trophy Tennis Championship commences at Union Club
Ishrat Zehra KARACHI:-The 2nd edition of the Gatorade Trophy Tennis Championship commenced at Union Club. Mohammad Khalid Rehmani, Vice President Pakistan tennis Federation formally opened the Championship. The Championship is being sponsored by Pakistan Beverage Limited, organized by Karachi Tennis Association. Prominent who graced the first day were Shakir Hussain, Area Manager Pakistan Beverage Ltd, Mohammad Shaikr, (NGO Rahnuma). Seema Shakir (NGO Rehnuma), Amber Nazir (Dodgeball), Raisa Ashfaq (KTA), Perween Akhter ( KTA), Sarwar Hussain ( KTA).  Mohammad Asif of  PAF Base Masroor beat Saad Ahmed in straight sets 2-0 with the score-line of 6-1 and 6-2 in the opening match of the championship. Results (Day 1): Men’s Singles (Round-I) Adnan Khan (CAA) beat Raheel Shabbir 6-2, 6-1 Mohammad Asif (PAF) beat Saad Ahmed 6-1, 6-2 Under 17 Singles (Round-I) Malik Hasnain beat Ayaan Allawala 6-2, 6-2 Dhuraf Das beat Aiman Haris 6-1, 6-1 Haroon Arshad beat Bhrrat Muqesh 6-1, 6-1 Under 15 Singles Dhuraf Das beat Mahd Shehzad 4-2, 4-2
Gatorade Trophy Tennis Championship starts from May 28
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI:-The 2nd Gatorade Trophy Tennis Championship will start from May 28 at Union Club Karachi under the banner Karachi Tennis Association. According to an official, the events are , Men’s Singles Men’s Doubles, Ladies Singles,  Juniors Under 17 Singles,  Under 15 Singles, Under 13 Singles , Under 11 Singles, Under 9 Singles, Under 7 Singles and Under 15 Doubles Mohammad Khalid Rehmani will act as Tournament Director & Referee while Qudsia Raja , Assistant Referee, Sarwar Hussain, Organizing Secretary. Ishrat zehra , Media Coordinator, Eibad Sarwar, Farha Riaz, Erum Bukhari, Fouzia Falak, Raisa Ashfaq, Perween Akhter , Touqeer Hashmi are the members.
Westbury National Tennis Championship: Shahab lifts the title
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI:-Shahab Khan overcame Mohammad Ali 2-1 in the Men’s Singles final to lift the title of the 19th Westbury Tennis Championship that concluded at Modern Club Karachi. The final score-line was 6-1, 3-6 and 10-7. Rasheed Jan Mohammad, Chief Executive of Westbury Group was the chief guest at the final to distribute the prizes among the winners and runner-ups. Abdul Sattar of Modern Club was guest of honor. Also, Mohammad Khalid Rehmani , Ahmed Ali Rajpoot, Mahfoozul Haq, Sarwar Hussain ( STA) , Rafi Derbari ( HTA) , Imtiaz Sheikh  ( SOA) Mohammad  Saeed ( Dart Association ). Kalim Awan ( Cycling), Touqeer Hashmi (Education), Anwar Baig ( Modern Club) Zafar Hasan ( KTA) Erum Bukhari ( Hockey)  Amber Nazir ( Dodge ball), Iqbal Memon (LUMHS),  Fouzia Fala ( Education) Mahiya Moin ( Education ) Perween Akhter  ( KTA) , Qudsia Rja (Assistant Referee) Jamil Khan (Modern Club) Rashid Malik (Davis Cup Captain), Ali Mansoor Zaidi (Director SWG), Altaf Hussain (Davis Cupper) and Sakina Zafar (Reaching Hand  NGO) were present on this occasion. Rashid Jan Mohammad congratulated winners and runner-ups and announced to continue sponsoring Westbury National tennis in the 20th Addition as well. Mohammad Khalid Rehmani announced to hold 2nd Gatorade Trophy Tennis from 28th May in Karachi followed by 9th Indus Pharma National and 11th Essa Lab National later this year. He also announced to inaugurate a beach tennis court at Liaqat  University of Health  Jamshoro. Asad Zaman, Zohaib Afzal, and Amir Mazar all three from Lahore won double crown, where as Hyderabad,s young talent Rashid Ali won Under-10 title. Natalia Zaman of Karachi continued her supremacy, winning Under 18 Girls title without losing single set. Results (Finals): Men’s Singles: Shahab Khan beat Mohammad Ali 6-1, 3-6, 10-7 Girls Under-18 Singles: Natalia Zaman beat Inaya Sayeed 6-2, 6-2 Boys Under-16 Singles: Asad Zaman beat Faiz Ilyas 6-1, 6-0 Boys Under-14 Singles: Amir Mazar beat Zohaib Afzal 4-1, 1-4, 4-1 Girls Under-14 Singles: Inaya Sayeed beat Laibah Khan 4-0, 4-0 Juniors Under-14 Doubles: Amir Mazari and Samer Zaman beat Zohaib Afzal and Muzamil Bhand 4-1, 4-1 Boys Under-12 Singles: Zohaib Afzal (Lahore) beat Ali Bachani (Hyderabad) 4-0, 4-0 Boys Under-10 Singles: Rashid Ali (Hyderabad) beat Zayd Zaman 4-0, 4-0 Boys Under-8 Singles: Umer Zaman beat Rahim Faisal 11-9, 10-8 Wheelchair Tennis: Fida Hussain beat Mohammad Ayub 6-2
Punjab Tennis: Triple crowns for Amir, two each for Abdur Rehman, Hajra
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Amir Mazari claimed triple crowns while Abdur Rehman and Hajra Sohail grabbed two titles each in the Talat Rafiq Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022 that concluded here at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah Saturday. In the boys U-16 final, phenomenal Amir Mazari played tremendous tennis against Abdur Rehman and overwhelmed him by 8-3 to clinch the title. Amir Mazari doubled his crowns, when he outpaced the same opponent - Abdur Rehman – with the same score of 8-3 in the boys U-14 final. Talented Amir completed the hat-trick of the titles, when he, partnering with Abdur Rehman, trounced the pair of Aalay Husnain and Eesa Bilal 6-2 in the boys U-14 doubles final.  Abdur Rehman (AAA Associates), who earlier, partnering with Amir Mazari, grabbed the doubles title, added another crown in his tally when he defeated her younger sister, Hajra Sohail, 8-6 in the boys/girls U-12 final. Sensational Hajra Sohail first earned the girls U-16 title by toppling Bismal Zia 8-1 in the final and then she completed the brace of her crowns, when she thrashed young Ehsan Bari by 8-0 in the boys/girls U-10 final.  PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) graced the concluding ceremony as chief guest and distributed prizes among the winners and top performers. Other notables present on the occasion were players and their families and tennis enthusiasts.
ITC Twin City Tennis: Muddassir Murtaza stuns HamzaAsim 2-0 in final
Abdullah Asjad ISLAMABAD:-Muddassir Murtaza has won the Men’s Singles title of the ITC Twin City Tennis Tournament that concluded here at Islamabad Tennis Complex G-6 on Saturday. He stunned Hamza in the final 2-0 without conceding a single game. KhadejaLaghari Chairperson ITC Twin City Tennis Tournament distributed the prizes amongst the winners and runner-ups. These local competitions have given and encouraged lot of youngsters from different clubs and area to enhance their abilities in the game, said Fazal-e-Subhan Director Islamabad Tennis Complex (ITC). Results: Men’s Singles (Quarterfinals); Muddasir Murtaza bt Abdullah Shafqat 8-1; Abdullah Khan bt M Khokhar 8-6; Qasim Ali bt Emad Alamgir 8-5; Hamza Asim bt Zaryab Khan 8-6 (Semifinal): Mudassir Murtaza bt Abdullah Khan 8-3; Hamza Asim bt Qasim Ali 8-5; (Final): Muddassir Murtaza bt HamzaAsim 6-0, 6-0 Ladies Singles (Semifinals): Amna Qayum bt Soha Ali 8-1; Sheeza Sajjid bt Asfa Shebaz 8-6; Under 16 Boys (Quarterfinals): Hamza Asim bt Abdullah Rashid 6-1; Abdullah Khan bt Maaz Aqdas 6-1; Nabeel Qayum bt Mustansir Khan 6-1; Sameer Kiyani bt Haziq Asim 7-5 (Semifinals): Hamza Asim bt Abdullah Khan 6-2; Nabeel Qayum bt Sameer Kiyani 7-5 (Final): Hamza Asim bt Nabeel Qayum 8-3; Under-16 Girls (Final): Amna Qayum bt Soha Ali 8-2 Under-14 Boys (Quarterfinals): Nabeel Qayum bt Subhan Aslam 6-0; Haziq Asim bt Soha Ali 6-0; Abdul Wasay bt Amar Masood 6-1; Hassan Usmani bt Ahmed Imtiaz 6-2 (Semifinals): Haziq Asim bt Nabeel Qayum 6-4; Hassan Usmani bt Abdul Wasay 6-2 (Final): Haziq Asim bt Hassan Usmani 8-3; Under-14 Girls (Final): Soha Ali bt Lalarukh Sajjid 6-1 Under-12 Boys (Semifinals): Hassan Usmani bt Moazam Baber 6-0; Abdul Wasay bt Omer Imtiaz 6-0 (Final): Hassan Usmani bt Abdul Wasay 8-5; Under-12 Girls (Semifinals): Lala Rukh bt Zara Shabaz 6-2; Marukh bt Ayesha Masood 6-1 (Final): Lalarukh bt Marukh Sajjid 6-4