3rd EBM Pakistan Open Tennis Championship 2018: Pre-quarters
LAHORE: All seeded players including Aqeel Khan, M. Abid and Murtaza brothers qualified for the quarterfinals of the 3rd EBM Pakistan Open Tennis Championship 2018, being played at PLTA – Punjab Lawn Tennis Association courts at Bagh-e- Jinnah, Lahore.
Men’s Singles – Pre-Quarter-final Matches
In the first match of the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals, M Shoaib beat Aqib Hayat 7-5, 6-3, Muzamil Murtaza defeated Abid Ali Akbar 6-3, 6-4 in the second match, Yousaf Khalil edged out Ejaz Ahmad Khan 7-6, 6-2 in the third match, Heera Ashiq crushed Omer Babar 6-0, 6-0, Shehzad Khan routed Abdullah Adnan 6-1, 6-2, Mudassar Murtaza beat Saqib Hayat 6-4, 6-3, Mohammad Abid outclassed Ahmad Ch 6-1, 6-1 and top seed Aqeel Khan thrashed Barkat Ullah 6-1, 6-0 in the last match of the day.
Boy’s – Under 18 Category Matches
In the boys’ under-18 first round matches, Mohammad Shoaib beat Ahmad Ehtesham 6-1,6-1, Izhar Iftikhar beat Hasheesh Kumar 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, Aqib Hayat beat Faizan Fayyaz 6-2, 6-2, Nalain Abbas beat Adnan Khan 6-0,6-0, Huzaifa Abdul Rehman beat M Farooq 6-0, 6-0, Hamza bin Rehan beat Subhan bin Salik 7-5, 6-3 and Saqib Hayat beat Asim Gul 6-1, 6-0.
Boy’s – Under 14 Category Matches
In the under-14 pre-quarterfinals, Semi Zeb beat M Hadin 4-0, 4-0, Uzair Khan beat Ehtesham Arif 2-4, 4-0, 5-3, Yahya Ehtisham beat Hamza Jawad 4-0, 5-3, Farman Shakeel beat Husnain Ali 4-0, 4-0, 5-3, Hasheesh Kumar beat Ahmad Nael 4-0, 4-0 and Abdul Hanan Khan beat M Farooq 4-0, 4-0 and Hamid Israr beat Bilal Asim 4-1, 4-1.
The men’s singles quarter-finals will be played nn Wednesday, 24th October 2018 at 9:30 a.m. While the ladies singles first round matches will be contested at 3:30 p.m.
Both category encounters will be held at the PLTA, Bagh-e-Jinnah tennis courts.
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