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.
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.”