LAHORE: The 6th SICAS Junior National Tennis Championship 2017 was inaugurated at the Punjab Lawn Tennis Association (PLTA) courts.
In Under-18 boys’ pre-quarterfinals: Yousaf Khan routed M Said 6-1, 6-2, Ehsan Ali beat Ahmed Asjad 6-4, 6-3, Aqib Umar defeated Ahmed Kamil 6-2, 6-4, Nazar Hussain thumped Talal Ali 6-2, 6-1, Musa Haroon toppled Samad 6-1, 6-2, Hafiz Arbab Ali beat Syed Hashim Ali 7-5, 6-2, Haseeb Imran downed Abdul Sami 6-3, 6-2 while Saqib Umar thrashed Faizan Fayyaz 6-0, 6-0.
In Under-16 pre-quarterfinals: Ahmed Kamil crushed Irfan Ali 6-0, 6-0, M Said defeated Shahaan Saleem 6-2, 6-3, Samad thrashed Shahzaib 6-0, 6-0 while Shimza Tahir beat Syed Hashim Ali 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3.
In Under-14 pre-quarterfinals: Samad, Hassan Ali, Kashaan Umar, Abdul Hannan won their respective matches and qualified for the quarterfinals.
In Under-12 pre-quarterfinals: Shakeel Tahir, Ahmed Nail, Maha Syed, Hassan Ali and Bilal Asim won their respective matches and qualified for the quarterfinals.