Vlada Guryleva of Russia annexed the Girls Singles Title of ITF Pakistan – PPL Syed Dilawar Abbas Memorial World Junior Tennis Championships by eliminating Korean player, Yejun Lee in a well-contested two sets match.
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In the first set Vlada build up the winning lead 3-1 by breaking first and third games of Lee and then continued the winning pace till the score reached 4-2. Vlada again played excellent tennis and broke the seventh game of Lee 0-40 and then held the eigth game to win the first set 6-2.
In the second set Vlada again played aggressively and did not allow her opponent to settle down and took the lead 4-0 by again breaking first and third games of Lee in a confident style. Lee struggled hard to reduce the 4-2 lead and then did by breaking the sixth game of Vlada. In the seventh game Vlada did not allow her opponent and hit some excellent cross court short to advance the lead 5-2. In the eighth game Vlada comfortably won the game and the match with the final score 6-2, 6-2. The match lasted about 1 hour, was chaired by Shahzad Akhtar Alvi as ITF White Badge official.
Islamabad Tennis Association organized this ITF Pakistan – PPL Syed Dilawar Abbas Memorial World Ranking Tennis tournament in the memory of Late Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas, who played vital role for the promotion of game of tennis in Pakistan. 46 boys and 17 girls from 12 countries Turkey, Korea, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, GBR, Poland, Romania, Russia, Canada, USA and host Pakistan participated in the Championships, ITF Supervisor Muhammad Arif Qureshi thanked the ITA, PTF and the main sponsors PPL- Pakistan Petroleum Limited.
Mr. Tariq Mehmood Murtaza, President Islamabad Tennis Association distributed the trophies among the winner and runner-up of boys singles
Leg-2: Day 6 | China’s Yuan Lu Clinches Boys Singles Title
The ITF Pakistan PPL – Syed Dilawar Abbas World Junior Tennis Championships 2023, continued with most of the finals being played at PTF-SDA Tennis Complex, Islamabad. Final of Girls Singles will be played on Saturday, 18th February 2023 at 1:30 PM.
In the morning session, 2nd Seed Cem Atlamis (TUR) / Mikhail Khodorchenko (RUS) won the Boys Doubles Title when they defeated Keagan Keith Jonathan (MAS) / Jihwan KIM (KOR) in straight set 6-3, 6-1.
Boys Singles Final
Played between qualifier Yuan Lu from China and Kamonpanyakom Thadpong from Thailand. Yuan Lu played excellent game and exhibited high standard of game throughout the match and did not allow his opponent to settle down in the Final. Yuan Lu won his final against Kamonpanyakom Thadpong in straight set 6-2 6-4.
Girls Doubles Final
2nd seed Vlada Guryleva (RUS) and Taira Abildayeva (KAZ) annexed the Girls Doubles title when they struggle hard to win their match against Anastassiya KIM (KAZ) / Jinshu Xia (CHN) 7-5 6-1. In the first set Kim and Xia played aggressive and took the lead 3-0 by breaking 1st and 3rd game of Taira and Vlada but after losing the initial games Taira & Vlada change their game plan to reduce the lead and level the 1st set 5-5 games all. In the 12th game Taira and Valda played excellent game and took the set at 7-5. In the second set Taira & Vlada did not allow their opponent to settle down and continue to maintain their winning pace to win the second set and match.
Boys Singles Final
Yuan Lu (CHN) bt Kamonpanyakorn Thadpong (THA) 6-2, 6-4
Boys Doubles Final
Cem Atlamis (TUR) / Mikhail Khodorchenko (RUS) bt Keagan Jonathan (MAS) / Jihwan Kim(KOR) 6-4, 6-3
Girls Doubles Final
Taira Abildayeva (KAZ) / Vlada Guryleva (RUS) bt Anastassiya Kim (KAZ) / Jinshu Xia (CHN) 7-5, 6-1.
H.E Yerzhan Kistafin Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Pakistan as Chief Guest distributed the prizes along with Senator, Nisar A. Memon and family members of the Late Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas.