The General Tyre ITF J5 Junior Tennis Championships Week II continued at the PTF Complex, Islamabad. On 2nd December, Boys singles and Doubles quarterfinals and Girls singles semifinals will be played.
In the Boy’s singles event, Muhammad Shoaib, Zalan Khan, Siddhartha Lama, Ruslan Serazhetdinov, Rohan Belday, Roy Keegan, Aki Zuben Rawat, and Alexander Karman moved into the quarter-finals by winning their respective matches in the second leg of General Tyre ITF Juniors Tennis Championship.
Zalan Khan, an upcoming player from Islamabad, caused a major upset in the tournament when he eliminated 3rd seeded player Aryan Giri of Nepal in a well contested two set match. Zalan won the first set at 6-4 by breaking 9th game of Aryan Giri. The second set was marked with beautiful passing shots, lobs and execution of superb volleys as the score went up to 6 all, as both the players held their respective serves and the set was decided in a hard-fought tie-break 10-8.
Top seed Muhammad Shoaib was in excellent touch and eliminated Raja Azan Ahmed Sajid without any resistance with the score of 6-2, 6-0.
Alexandar Karman of the USA caused another major upset of the tournament, when he eliminated 2nd seed Ahmed Kamil of Pakistan in straight set at the score of 6-1, 6-3.
In the Boys doubles event, unseeded Aarav Samrat Hada and Aki Zuben Rawat of (NEP) beat the second seed Sami Zeb Khan and Subhan bin Salik in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
In the Girls singles event, Arina Valitova of Russia, Margarita Okhendovskaya of Ukraine, Zoha Asim of Pakistan and Abhilasha Bista of Nepal moved into the semifinals by beating their respective opponents in the straight-set matches.
Boy’s Singles 2nd Round Matches:
1. Ruslan Serazhetdinov (RUS) bt Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) 6-4, 6-2
2. Zalan Khan (PAK) bt Aryan Giri (NEP) 6-4, 7-6(8)
3. Siddhartha Lama (USA) bt Aoi Ooka (JPN) 6-3, 6-2
4. Muhammad Shoaib (PAK) bt Raja Azan Ahmed Sajid (PAK) 6-2, 6-0
5. Rohan Belday (USA) bt Muhammad Huzaifa Khan (PAK) 6-0, 6-2
6. Roy Keegan (GBR) bt Aarav Samrat Hada (NEP) 6-0, 6-1
7. Aki Zuben Rawat (NEP) bt Muhammad Haider Ali Rizwan (PAK) 6-2,6-1
8. Alexander Karman (USA) bt Ahmed Kamil (PAK) 6-1, 6-3
Boy’s Doubles 1st Round Matches:
1. Aryan Giri (NEP) / Siddhartha Lama (USA) bt Muhammad Hamza AASIM (PAK) / Yahya Luni (PAK) 6-1, 6-1
2. Mahatir Muhammad Khan (PAK) / Hasheesh Kumar (PAK) bt Raja Azan Ahmed Sajid (PAK) / Ryaan Khawaja Saud (USA) 6-0, 6-1
3. Rohan Belday (USA) / Alexander Karman (USA) bt Ahmad Nael Qureshi (PAK) / Huzaima Abdul Rehman (PAK) 6-0, 6-0
4. Abdullah. (PAK) / Aoi Ooka (JPN) bt Nalain Abbas (PAK) / Saim Choudhry (PAK) 6-1, 6-3
5. Zalan Khan (PAK) / Ruslan Serazhetdinov (RUS) bt Bilal Asim (PAK) / Abdul Hanan (PAK) 6-2, 6-3
6. Aarav Samrat Hada (NEP) / Zuben Rawat (NEP) bt Sami Zeb Khan (PAK) / Subhan Bin Salik (PAK) 6-2, 6-2
7. Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) / Roy Keegan (GBR) bt Muhammad Huzaifa Khan (PAK) / Muhammad Talha Khan (PAK) 6-0, 6-1
Girl’s Singles Quarter-Final Matches:
1. Margarita Okhendovskaya (Ukraine) bt Labika Durab (PAK) 6-0, 6-0
2. Arina Valitova (RUS) bt Zahara Suleman (PAK) 6-0, 6-0
3. Zoha Asim (PAK) bt Saher Aleem (PAK) 6-2, 6-0
4. Abhilasha Bista (NEP) bt Maleeha Khalid (PAK) 6-1, 6-0
Girl’s Doubles Quarter-Final Matches:
1. Sajid Sheeza (PAK) / Ekaterina Suvorova (RUS) bt Labika Durab (PAK) / Mahrukh Farooqui (PAK) 6-3-, 6-3
2. Maleeha Khalid (PAK) / Zahara Suleman (PAK) bt Zara Khan (PAK) / Fatima Ali Raja (PAK) 7-5, 6-4