ITF Pakistan AJ Towers International Junior Tennis Championships was officially inaugurated with 18 matches being decided on the opening day.
The best encounter of the day was played between Hamid Israr (PAK) and Esref Kaan Kacar (TUR) in the Boys singles, which lasted 3 hrs. Esref Kaan (TUR) won the 1st set 6-3 by displaying an excellent game of tennis. In the second set Hamid Israr bounced back and won the set at 6-3 and leveled the match. In the final set, both the players held their own serve and the score went up to 6-6 all and the match was decided in a tie break. Hamid played some excellent cross courts and did not allow his opponent to settle down and took the lead 6-3 in the tie break and finally won the set and match at 3-6 6-3 7-6(3).
In the Girls singles, Ensoo Lee (KOR) struggled hard to win her encounter against Valda Budkina (RUS). Valda won the first set at 6-1 but could not continue the winning streak and lost the second set 4-6. In the final set Ensoo (KOR) changed the pattern of game and comfortably won the final set at 6-2. The match lasted 2 hrs.
Day 1 Results:
Boys Singles (1st Round)
Asad Zaman (PAK) beat Yahya Luni (GBR) 6-0 Retd.;
Nikita Bortnichek (RUS) beat Shehyaar Anees (PAK) 6-2, 6-2;
Mehmet Onur Turgut (TUR) beat Muhammad Zaryab Khan (PAK) 6-0, 6-0;
Aldiyar Abzhan (KAZ) beat Ibrahim Ashraf (PAK) 6-0 6-0;
Russian Serazhetdinov (RUS) beat Huzamia Abdul Rehman (PAK) 6-4 6-2;
Ahmed Nael Qureshi (PAK) beat Muhammad Ali (CAN) 6-4 6-1;
Bilal Asim (PAK) beat Evaan Luthra (IND) 6-0 6-0;
Ivan Iutkin (RUS) beat Haseesh Kumar (PAK) 6-2 6-4;
Hamid Israr (PAK) beat Eshref Kaan Kacar (TUR) 3-6 6-3 7-6(3);
Semi Zeb Khan (PAK) beat Adilbek Myrzaguzhin (KZK) 7-6(4) 3-0 (retd.);
Arial Kayra Tuna (TUR) beat Athesham Humayun (PAK) 6-2 6-0;
Meciej Zarebski (POL) beat Ibrahim Sohail (PAK) 6-0 6-1;
Match in progress: Abdul Hanan (PAK) Vs Dev Kanbargimath (ROU).
Girls Singles – 1st Round
Aleksandra Bortnichek (RUS) beat Taira Abildayeva (KAZ) 6-3 6-3;
Eunsoo LEE (KOR) Vlada Budkina (RUS) 1-6 6-4 6-2; Sa Rang Lim (KOR) beat Geetangali Angati (IND) 6-0 6-1;
Match in progress: Soo Hyeon Park (KOR) Vs Sheeza Sajid (PAK); Yeon Joo Cha (KOR) Vs Artina Gashi (GBR).
Doubles draws for boys and girls were taken out by the ITF Supervisor Mr. Muhammad Arif Qureshi; as per doubles draw following are the top 4 seeds:
|1||Ghavam Amirali (IRI)||Sirbu Andra Izabella (ROU)|
|Talavar Yunes (IRI)||Sorochkina Olga (RUS)|
|2||Safonov Nikita (RUS)||Ashurbekova Munisa (UZB)|
|Iutkin Ivan (RUS)||Ugur Melisa (TUR)|
|3||Kanbargimath Dev (ROU)||Chsherbakova Tatyana (KAZ)|
|Tuna Aril Kayra (TUR)||Ermakova Tamara (RUS)|
|4||Serazhetdinov Ruslan (RUS)||Sheeza Sajid (PAK)|
|Bortnichek Nikita (RUS)||Amna Ali Qayyum (PAK)|