All Pakistan Open National Tennis C’ships’19: QF’s Day

JHELUM: The All Pakistan Open Tennis Championships is in progress at the Officers services mess, Jhelum Cantonment. The event started on 25thFebruary but bad weather conditions/ rain disrupted play for two days – Tuesday & Wednesday. The event will conclude on 03rd March, 2019.

Matches were played in all six (06) categories. In major upset of the day, Huzaifa Abdul Rehman stunned fourth seed Mudassir Murtaza in a well contested quarterfinal match to book a spot in the semifinals. Huzaifa had earlier beaten five seed Heera Ashiq in the second round. Seventh seed Yousaf beat second seed M. Abid in three sets. Top seed Aqeel Khan also progressed to the semifinals by beating Shahzad Khan in straight sets. Muzammil Murtaza breezed past M. Shoaib.

In Ladies singles semifinals, top seed Sara Mansoor and Mehek Khokhar progressed into the final. Sara breezed past Mahvish Chishti and Mehek stunned second seed Esha Jawad in straight sets.

In the boy’s U-18 quarterfinals, Aqib Hayat, Abdullah Adnan and Ahmed Kamil moved into the semifinals after beating their respective opponents. The fourth quarterfinal between M. Shoaib and Ibrahim is in progress.

In the Boy’s U-14 quarterfinal, Huzaima Abdul Rehman earned a hard fought three set victory against Bilal Asim to move into the semifinals.

Other matches of the day are in progress.

Following are the results:

Men’s Singles Quarterfinals:

  • Aqeel Khan beat Shahzad Khan: 6-4, 6-4; Huzaifa Abdul Rehman beat Mudassir Murtaza: 4-6, 6-2, 7-5; Muzammil Murtaza beat M. Shoaib: 6-0, 6-2; Yousaf Khan beat M. Abid: 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Ladies Singles Semifinals:

  • Sara Mansoor beat Mahvish Chishtie: 6-0, 6-0; Mehek Khokhar beat Esha Jawad: 6-0, 6-2.

Boys Singles U-18 Quarterfinals:

  • Aqib Hayat beat Sami Zaib: 6-3, 6-4; Abdullah Adnan beat M. Zaryab: 6-0, 6-4; Ahmed Kamil beat M. Bilal: 6-3, 4-6, 10-5.

Boys Singles U-14 Quarterfinals:

  • Huzaima beat Bilal Asim: 1-4, 5-4 (5), 5-4 (5).

Result of 2nd Round is as follows:

Men’s Singles 2nd Round:

  • Aqeel Khan beat Shakir ullah: 6-2, 6-1; Shahzad Khan beat Abbas Khan: 6-3, 6-3; Mudassir Murtaza beat M. Abdullah: 6-1, 6-2; Huzaifa Abdul Rehman beat Heera Ashiq: 3-6, 6-2, 6-2; Muzammil Murtaza beat Ayyaz Khan: 6-2, 6-3; M. Shoaib beat Saqib Umer: 6-0, 4-6, 6-2; Yousaf Khan beat Hasnain Mahmood: 6-0, 6-1; M. Abid beat: M. Minhas: 3-0 Retd.

Men’s Doubles 2nd Round:

  • Aqeel Khan/ Shahzad Khan: Bye; Huzaifa Abdul Rehman/ M. Shoaib W/O Talha Waheed/ Rashid Malik;  Yousaf Khan/ Heera Ashiq beat Abbas Khan/ Asas Ullah: 6-3, 7-6 (4); Major Zeeshan/ Lt. Col. Adnan: W/O Saqib Umer/ M. Minhas; Ejaz Khan/ Barkat ullah beat Lt. Col. Yawar Abbas/ Major Hassan: 6-2, 6-3; Muzammil Mutaza/ Mudassir Murtaza: Bye ; Abdullah/ Ahmed Kamil beat Major Rizwan Malik/ Muazam: 3-6, 6-2, 10-6; M. Abid/ M. Waqas Malik: Bye.

Ladies Singles 2nd Round:

  • Sara Mansoor beat Shimza Naz: 6-2, 6-1; Mahvish Chishtie beat Zoha Asim: 7-5, 4-6, 7-5; Mehek Khokhar beat Noor Malik: 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; Esha Jawad beat Mariam Mirza: 6-2, 6-2.

Boys Singles U-18 2nd Round:

  • M. Shoaib beat Hamid Ullah: 6-0, 6-0; Ibrahim beat Kashan Umar: 6-1, 1-6, 11-9; Aqib Hayat beat Bilal Asim: 7-6 (5), 6-1; Sami Zaib W/O Izhar Iftikhar ; M. Zaryab beat M. Abdullah: 6-3, 7-6 (5); Abdullah Adnan beat Huzaima Abdul Rehman: 6-1, 6-1; M. Bilal beat Uzair Khan: 6-1, 6-1; Ahmed Kamil W/O Faisal.

Boys Singles U-14 2nd Round:

  • Uzair Khan beat Haider Ali: 4-1, 2-4, 4-1; Yahya Musa W/O M. Awais; Huzaima beat Shees: 4-0, 4-0; Bilal Asim beat Abdullah Waqar: 4-0, 4-1; Ahmed Nael W/O M. Zaryab; Kashan Umer beat M. Omer: 4-1, 4-2; Hamza Roman beat M. Salar: 4-1, 4-1; Hamid Ullah beat Hasnain Ali: 5-3, 5-3.

Boys/ Girls Singles U-10 2nd Round:

  • Hamza Roman beat Abdur Rehman: 4-0, 4-0; Haniya Minhas beat Awais: 4-1, 4-1; Hamza Ali Rizwan W/O Zohaib Afzal; Abubakar Talha beat Abdul Basit: 4-0, 4-1.

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