The General Tyre ITF J5 Junior Tennis Championships Week II continued at the PTF Complex, Islamabad. On 3rd December, Boys singles & Doubles semi-finals, Girls singles semi-finals & doubles final will be played.
In the Boys singles event, Muhammad Shoaib, Rohan Belday, Siddhartha Lama and Roy Keegan moved into the semi-finals by winning their respective matches in straight sets.
Top seed Muhammad Shoaib of Pakistan eliminated 3rd seed Russlan Serazhetdinov of Russia without any resistance 6-1, 6-4.
Unseeded Siddhartha Lama of USA also displayed quality tennis to beat Zalan Khan of Pakistan 6-0, 6-4 and will face M. Shoaib in the semifinal.
In the third quarter final of Boys singles, Roy Keegan of Britain registered a straight-set win against Alexandar Karman of USA in a well contested two-set match.
In the last quarter final, Rohan Belday of USA beat Aki Zuben Rawat of Nepal in another one-sided affair 6-2, 6-2. He will meet Roy Keegan in the semifinal tomorrow at 10 AM.
In the doubles event, Abdullah of Pakistan pairing with Aoi Ooka of Japan caused a major upset in the quarter-final by eliminating 3rd seed Zalan Khan of Pakistan and Ruslan Serazhetdinov of Russia in a thrilling three set match and moved into the semifinal.
In the Girls Doubles event, Abhilasha Bista of Nepal / Arina Valitova of Russia and Zoha Asim of Pakistan / Margarita Okhendovskaya of Ukraine qualified for the girls double final.
Boy’s Singles Quarter-Final Matches:
1. Muhammad Shoaib (PAK) bt Ruslan Serazhetdinov (RUS) 6-1, 6-4
2. Siddhartha Lama (USA) bt Zalan Khan (PAK) 6-0, 6-4
3. Roy Keegan (GBR) bt Alexander Karman (USA) 6-3, 6-3
4. Rohan Belday (USA) bt Aki Zuben Rawat (NEP) 6-2, 6-2
Boy’s Doubles Quarter-Final Matches:
1. Ahmed Kamil (PAK) / Muhammad Shoaib (PAK) bt Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) / Roy Keegan (GBR) 4-6, 6-2 (10-8)
2. Aarav Samrat Hada (NEP) / Zuben Rawat (NEP) bt Mahatir Muhammad Khan (PAK) / Hasheesh Kumar (PAK) 6-4, 6-3
3. Abdullah. (PAK) / Aoi Ooka (JPN) bt Zalan Khan (PAK) / Ruslan Serazhetdinov (RUS) 6-4, 3-6(11-9)
4. Rohan Belday (USA) / Alexander Karman (USA) bt Aryan Giri (NEP) / Siddhartha Lama (USA) 6-3, 6-3
Girl’s Doubles Semi-Final Matches:
1. Abhilasha Bista (NEP) / Arina Valitova (RUS) bt Sheeza Sajid (PAK) / Ekaterina Suvorova (RUS) 6-0, 6-2
2. Zoha Asim (PAK) / Margarita Okhendovskaya (Ukraine) bt Maleeha Khalid (PAK) / Zahara Suleman (PAK) bt 6-0, 6-0