The ITF Pakistan – Elaan – Syed Dilawar Abbas Memorial World Junior Tennis Championships continued with Quarter Final matches having taken place and the event entering the Semi Finals phase which will be held on Thursday, 17th February 2022, as per the following schedule:
- – Semi Finals of Boys and Girls Singles will held at 10:00 am
- – Doubles Semi Final at 1:30 pm
Boys Doubles event:
Talented Muhammad Talha Khan pairing with Muhammad Huzaifa Khan defeated the 3rd seed duo of Russia Ivan Iutkin & Ruslan Serazhetdinov in a thrilling three-set match. All the players played excellent tennis throughout the match, in the first set Russian players took the lead 3-1 but Talha and Huzaifa fought back aggressively and leveled the score 5-5 all by breaking the 10th game of Ivan & Ruslan. In the 12th game, Talha and Huzaifa played a well-controlled game and did not allow Ivan & Ruslan to hold their service which ended with a double fault and took the lead 1-0. In the second set, Ivan & Ruslan played well and took the second set in the same fashion to level the match 1-1 set all by breaking the 11th game of Khan brothers. The actual supremacy of the battle was held in the super tie break which was won by the Khan brothers at 11-9.
In another Doubles quarter-final, Semi Zeb Khan and Hasheesh Kumar of Pakistan showed their metal and comfortably defeated Abdul Hanan of Pakistan pairing with Liviu Popirlan of Romania in a straight-set 6-3 6-0.
Boys Singles quarter-final: Unseeded Hasheesh Kumar of Pakistan confirmed his place for the semi-final when he defeated Bilal Asim of Pakistan in a well-contested three-set match. In the opening set Asim Bilal played excellently and garbed the set at 6-2 by breaking the 3rd, 5th, and 7th game of Kumar. In the 2nd set Hasheesh Kumar played well and took revenge by breaking the 2nd and 8th game of Bilal and leveling the match, 1-1 set all. The deciding set saw some exhilarating tennis as both the players reached 4-games all and then in the 10th game Hasheesh played some excellent shots and broke Bilal to seal his place in the semi-final.
Day 3 Results:
Boys Singles (Quarter Finals)
Ivan Iutkin (RUS) beat Aril Kayra Tuna (TUR) 6-4 7-5; Hasheesh Kumar (PAK) beat Bilal Asim (PAK) 2-6 6-2 6-4; Mehmet Onur Turgut (TUR) beat Dev Kanbarhimatch (ROU) 6-2 6-0; Ruslan Serazhetdinow (RUS) beat Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) 6-1 6-0.
Girls Singles (Quarter Finals)
Andra Izabella Sirbu (ROU) beat Yeon Joo Cha (KOR) 6-2 6-0; Sa Rang Lim (KOR) beat Melisa Ugur (TUR) 6-3 6-0; Seo Hyeon Park (KOR) beat Taira Abildayeva (KAZ) 6-2 6-1; Tatyana Chsherbakova beat Eunsoo Lee (KOR) 7-6(5) 6-3.
Boys Doubles (Quarter finals)
Muhammad Talha Khan (PAK) & Muhammad Huzaifa Khan (PAK) beat Ivan Iutkin (RUS) & Ruslan Serazhetdinov (RUS) 7-5 5-7 11-9; Sami Zeb Khan (PAK) & Haseesh Kumar (PAK) beat Abdul Hanan (PAK) & Liviu Popirlan (ROU) 6-3 6-0; Nikita Bortnichek (RUS) & Dev Kanbargimatch (ROU) beat Shehryaar Anees (PAK) & Asad Zaman (PAK) 6-3 6-2; Yunes Talavar (IRI) & Aril Kayra Tuna (TUR) beat Bilal Asim (PAK) & Ahmad Nael Qurehsi (PAK) 6-2 6-2
Girls Doubles (Quarter Finals)
Taira Abildayeva (KAZ) & Tatyana Chsherbakova (KAZ) beat Sheeza Sajid (PAK) & Natalia Zaman (PAK) 6-1 6-1; Eunsoo Lee (KOR) & Sa Rang Lim (KOR) w/o Tamara Ermakova (RUS) & Artina Gashi (GBR); Andra Izabella Sirbu (ROU) & Melisa Ugur (TUR) beat Aleksandra Bortnichek (RUS) & Renata Garaeva (RUS) 6-2 6-1; Munisa Ashurbekova (UZB) & Olga Sorochkina (RUS) beat Yeon Joo Cha (KOR) & Seo Hyeon Park (KOR) 6-2 6-3.