The ITF Pakistan J30 World Junior Tennis Championships-II 2023 concluded at PTF-SDA Tennis Complex Islamabad. Junior tennis players boys and girls participated from Pakistan, Turkey, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Japan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka. The winners were:
The final results were as follows:
Boys Singles Final:
Yoshito Oda (JPN) bt Ahmed Nael Qureshi (PAK) 6-4,6-2
Girls Singles Final:
Viktoriia Sedova (RUS) bt Saajida Razick (SRI) 4-6,6-1,6-3
Boys Doubles Final:
Thanathip Poti (THA) / Kamonpanyakorn Thadapong(THA) bt Toki Adachi (JPN) / Yoshito ODA(JPN) 6-4,7-6(3)
Girls Doubles Final:
Victoria Sedova(RUS) / Anastasia Melnikova(RSU) bt Bihar Kilic(TUR) / Saajida Razick(SRI) 6-2,2-6(10-6)
Advocate Majid Bashir SEVP-ITA and Mr. Sohail Bulent distributed prizes during the closing ceremony.
ITF Pakistan J30 World Jr Tennis C’ships-II 2023: Day 1 | Favourite Bilal Defeated By Unseeded Hamza
On the opening day, unseeded upcoming youngster Hamza Roman of Pakistan defeated third seed and favourite Bilal Asim from Lahore in a major upset in a thrilling three sets match. Whereas all the seeded players conveniently advanced to the next round without being put to test by their adversaries in the first round of ITF Pakistan J30 World Junior Tennis Championships here at PTF-SDA Tennis Complex, Islamabad.
In the opening match, upcoming youngster Hamza Roman after losing the 1st game by hitting a double fault and down 0-1 played aggressive tennis and broke back the 2nd game of Bilal Asim in the same style and levelled the score 1 game all. Hamza continued his winning pace and broke the 4th and 6th game of Bilal Asim and won the first set comfortably 6-1. In the second set, Bilal Asim changed the pattern of the game by playing a mix of cross-court and down the line shots, and serve and volley games. Both the players played an excellent game of tennis and reached 4 games all. At this stage Hamza Roman made some unforced errors and hit the ball into the net resulting in losing the 10th game and 2nd set at 4-6. In the decisive set both the players exhibited a high standard of tennis and long rallies ultimately finished in favour of Hamza Roman at 7-5. The match lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes was chaired by ITF White Badge Umpire Husnain Mehmood.
The following are the Day 1 results:
Boys Singles 1st Round
Ahmad Nael Qureshi (PAK) beat Mustansir Ali Khan Barons (PAK) 6-1, 6-0, Aahil Kaleel (SRI) beat Muhammad Kashan Tariq Qureshi (PAK) 3-6, 6-3 6-2, Taichi Tamura (JPN) beat Muhammad Haider Ali Rizwan (PAK) 2-6 6-3 6-3, Jain Pyun (KOR) beat Abdullah Khan (PAK) 6-2 6-1, Hamza Roman (PAK) beat Bilal Asim (PAK) 6-1 4-6 7-5, Toki Adachi (JPN) beat Inam Qadir (PAK) 6-0 6-2, Muhammad Hamza Aasim (PAK) beat Thanathip Poti (THA) 6-1 6-3, Naqeeb Hussain (SRI) beat Muhammad Husnain Ali Rizwan (PAK) 6-0 6-0, Asad Zaman (PAK) beat Abdul Baasith Cader (SRI) 6-1 6-2, Yoshito Oda (JPN) beat Ahtesham Humayun (PAK) 6-4 6-1, Takuto Fuke (JPN) beat Rayyan Khan (PAK) 6-0 6-1, Amir Muhammad Khan Mazari (PAK) beat Doruk Elbirlik (TUR) 3-6 6-4 6-4, Zaidh Zihar (SRI) beat Shehryaar Anees (PAK) 6-3 6-1, Gehash Tissera (SRI) beat Ibrahim Sohail (PAK) 6-0 4-6 6-2, Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) beat Muhammad Salar Khan (PAK) 6-4 7-5.