Bilal Asim, Omer Jawad, Abubakhar Talha and Amna Ali Qayyum clinched two crowns each in their respective categories of the Servis Tyres Junior National Tennis Championship 2022, which concluded at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah.
In Boys U-18 final Bilal Asim played well against Mahatir Muhammad and outsmarted him 6-1, 6-2 to clinch his first title and then doubled his crowns, when he edged out Ahtesham Humayun by 6-7, 6-4, 6-0, in the boys U-16 final.
Speaking on the occasion, Bilal, who will represent Pakistan in Junior Davis Cup in India next month, said: “I am grateful to my parents and especially my coach and mentor Rashid Malik, as his guidance and coaching made me physically and mentally very tough and strong and helped me win entire national titles this year and the previous years as well. I hope to also deliver during the Junior Davis Cup and will try to win laurels for Pakistan.”
Young Omer Jawad also completed the brace of his titles when he first lifted the boys U-12 title by beating Hamza Ali Rizwan 7-5, 7-5 and then doubled his titles after edging out Hamza Ali Rizwan 6-7, 6-1, 10-0 in the boys U-14 final.
Amna Ali Qayum also claimed the two crowns, as first she defeated spirited Sheeza Sajid 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 in the girls U-18 final and then she thrashed young Fajar Fayyaz 4-0, 4-0 in the girls U-14 final.
Rising star Abubakar Talha of Wapda also won two crowns as first he, partnering with Hamza Ali Rizwan, grabbed the boys U-14 doubles title after outpacing Amir Mazari and Abdur Rehman 4-1, 4-1 and then he, partnering with Zohaib Afzal Malik of SA Gardens, doubled his crowns by beating the talented duo of Omer Jawad and Ismail Aftab 1-4, 4-0, 10-4.
In the boys U-18 doubles final, Husnain Ali Rizwan and Haider Ali Rizwan played well against Farman Shakeel and Hassan Ali and outsmarted them by 6-3, 6-1.
In the girls U-12 final, Hajra Sohail of AAA Associates, and a brilliant student of SICAS, beat Fajar Fayyaz 4-2, 4-2.
The boys/girls U-10 final, winner was M. Shayan Afridi by defeating Hajra Suhail 4-1, 4-0.
In the seniors 50 plus doubles, Rashid Malik and Fayyaz Khan beat Arif Feroze/Humayun Pervaiz 6-2, 6-1. The seniors 40 plus doubles categoty was won by Wapda’s Arif Feroze/Fayyaz Khan by defeating Talha Waheed/Ashar Ali Khan 6-1, 5-7, 10-5.
The boys/girls U-8 category, gold medal was won by Ehsan Bari, Ibrahim Dawood silver medal and Aiman Rehan bronze medal. In the boys/girls U-6 category, Soha Ali clinched the gold medal, Mamnoon Bari silver medal and Ali Babar bronze medal.