LAHORE: The Rafum Junior Tennis Championship 2020, concluded with the highlight being a Double crown for the promising and emerging talent Haniya Minhas.
The talented Haniya first won the Under-10 title by outclassing Omer Jawad 8-1. She played classic shots, kept Omer under tremendous pressure and won the encounter and the title in a convincing manner.
The U-12 final was also between Haniya and Omer Jawad. This time Haniya had to struggle a bit harder to claim the second title. Both the players played well against each other and levelled the score at 3-all. After which, Haniya showed her class and overcame her spirited opponent to win the final 8-3.
In U-14 final, Asad Zaman faced tough resistance from Shahzaib Zahid before winning the final and title by 6-4, 5-7, 10-6.
The Girls U-18 title was won by Shimza Durab who outperformed Labika Durab 8-2 in the final.
In the Boys category, Faizan Fayyaz played tremendous tennis against Ifham Rana to annex the U-18 boys title. Faizan won the first set 6-2 while he claimed the second one quite comfortably with the margin of 6-1.
The U-18 doubles title went to Zain Ch/Ifham Rana, who outlasted their opponents, Faizan Fayyaz/Hamza Jawad 4-2, 4-1.
The Rafum Junior Tennis Championship is conducted quarterly every year with focus on promoting tennis among youth. Besides this event, the PLTA is going to organise great number tennis events till April and after that, JTI camps will be organised to find, train and groom more talent for the country.
To achieve the above goal Rafum Group is playing a mission oriented role.
Mr. Zahid Hussain CEO of Rafum Group as chief guest, alongwith PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik and Rafum Marketing Manager, Nouman Malik distributed the prizes, shields and certificates among the position holders.
The detailed results were as follows:
U-10: Haniya Minhas beat Omer Jawad 8-1
U-12: Haniya Minhas beat Omer Jawad 8-3
U-14: Asad Zaman beat Shahzaib Zahid 6-4, 5-7, 10-6
Girls U-18: Shimza Durab beat Labika Durab 8-2
Girls U-18: Faizan fayyaz beat Ifham Rana 6-2, 6-1
Girls U-18 Doubles: Zain Chaudhry / Ifham Rana beat Faizan Fayyaz /Hamza Jawad 4-2, 4-1