Abdul Jabbar Faisal
ISLAMABAD: Upcoming tennis lad, Mohammad Zaryab Khan pairing with Azat Sarsembaev from Kazakhstan annexed the Boys’ Doubles crown of the ITF Pakistan Juniors Tennis Championships Leg-1 after thrashing Ibrahim Furkan Deniz from Turkey and Imran Khaitbaev from Uzbekistan in straight sets here at PTF-SDA Tennis Complex on Friday.
In Boys Doubles finals, Mohammad Zaryab Khan of Pakistan and his overseas partner Azat Sarsembaev of Kazakhstan overcame their challengers Ibrahim Furkan Deniz and Imran Khaitbaev with the score-line was 6-3 and 7-5 feisty battle.
This was first ITF Juniors’ Title for both Azat and Zaryab. Zaryab's win, who trains at the NTC, will give a boost to his confidence, and inspire all the other local players.
Earlier, in Girls Doubles final, Polina Kaibekova of Russian pairing with Deren Ozel from Turkey brushed aside Lia Belibova and Defne Yuksel in similar fashion 2-0 with the final score-line of 6-4 and 7-5to lift the title of ITF Pakistan Juniors Tennis Championship.
Boys’ Doubles Final:
Mohammad Zaryab Khan (PAK) / Azat Sarsembaev (KAZ) beat Ibrahim Furkan Deniz (TUR)/Imran Khaitbaev (UZB) 6-3, 7-5
Girls Doubles Finals:
Polina Kaibekova (RUS) / Deren Ozel (TUR) beat Lia Belibova (MDA) / Defne Yuksel (TUR) 6-4, 7-5