ITF Pakistan Junior Tennis C’ship 2019 – 2nd Leg: SF Day; Unseeded Korean Eliminates 3rd Seed Russian Arina
ISLAMABAD: Second seed Huzaifa Abdul Rehman (PAK) and 6th Seed Shoaib Khan (PAK) will via for the top honour in the Boy’s Singles Final whereas defending Champion Aysegul Mert (TUR) will face Soo Ha Jang (KOR) in Girls Singles Final of the ITF Pakistan Junior World Ranking Tennis Championships here at S. Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad.
Unseeded Soo Ha Jang (KOR) caused a major upset when she eliminated 3rd Seed Arina Valitova (RUS) in a well contested, well fought two sets match. In the first set Arina Valitova build up the lead 3-1 by breaking 3rd game of Soo Ha Jang (KOR). The Korean leveled the score 5-5 all by breaking 10th game of Arina and won the 1st set at 7-5 by breaking the last game of Arina at 0-40 in which Arina hit one double fault. In the second set there was close contest and long rallies was witnessed during the set and secore went up to 4-4 all and both the players held their respective serve. Soo Ha once again played some classic down the line shorts and won the second set at 6-4 by breaking 10th game of Arina. With this she moved into the Girls Singles final.
In the other semi final Aysegul Mert (TUR) was in excellent touch and eliminated her opponents in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
The final of Girls Singles between Top seed Aysegul Mert (TUR) and Soo Ha Jang (KOR) will be played tomorrow Friday 18th October 2019 at 2:30 PM
In the first semi final of Boys singles, the 6th Seed Shoaib Khan struggled hard to win his encounter against unseeded Gunuk Kang (KOR) in three sets match. Gunuk Kang won the first set at 6-4 by breaking 10th game of Shoaib Khan. In the second set both the players showed world class tennis and number of winners down the line and cross courts were seen by the spectators and score reached 4-4 all in the second set as both players held their respective serves, at 5-4. Gunuk caught the set point and match point, with Shoaib not only savied the match point but broke his game and leveled the score 5-5 all and won the second set at 7-5 by breaking last game of Gunuk Kang. In the final set Shoaib Khan was in full command and did not allow his opponent to settle down and won the set at 6-1 by breaking 3rd and 5th game of Gunuk of Korea.
The match lasted 2 hours and officiate by Rashid Ali. Shoaib Khan will face Huzaifa Abdul Rehman (PAK) in the Boys Final
In the second semi final Huzaifa Abdul Rehman registered straight set win without any resistance at score of 6-1, 6-1 against Min-Joon KIM (KOR). The Boys Singles Final will be played tomorrow Friday 18th October 2019 at 10:45 AM
The results were as follows:
Boys Singles Semi Finals:
- Huzaifa Abdul Rehman (PAK) beat Min-Joon KIM (KOR) 6-1, 6-1
- Shoaib Khan (PAK) beat Gunuk Kang (KOR) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
Girls Singles Semi Finals:
- Aysegul Mert (TUR) beat Ji Woo Choi (KOR) 6-4, 6-1,
- Soo Ha Jang (KOR) beat Arina Valitova (RUS) 7-5, 6-4
Boys Doubles Semi Finals:
- Gunuk Kang (KOR) / Min-Joon KIM (KOR) beat Shoaib Khan (PAK) / Huzaifa Abdul Rehman (PAK) 2-6, 7-6 (2) 10-7
- Muhammad Nauman Aftab (PAK) / Saqib Hayat (PAK) beat Luca Emanuel Knese (GER) / Daniel Webb (GBR) 7-6(2), 6-3.
Boys Doubles Finals:
- Gunuk Kang (KOR) / Min-Joon KIM (KOR) Vs Muhammad Nauman Aftab (PAK) / Saqib Hayat (PAK) – Match stopped due to rain
Girls Doubles Final:
- Ji Woo Chai (KOR) / Soo Ha Jang (KOR) Vs Mahta Khanloo (IRI) / Meshkatolzahra Safi (IRI) – Match stopped due to rain.
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