Seed players advance in Pakistan Open Tennis
LAHORE: All the seeded players registered victories in the main round of The 4th Nayza All Pakistan Open Tennis Championship 2019, which got unsder way here on Sunday at the Punjab Tennis Academy Bagh-i-Jinnah.
In the men’s singles main round matches, top seed Aqeel Khan thrashed Aqib Hayat 6-0, 6-0, Ayaz Khan outclassed Faizan Shahid 6-0, 6-1, Shahid Afridi beat Faizan Khurram 6-2, 7-6, Barkat Ullah defeated Sikander Hayat 6-3, 7-6, Mudassar Murtaza routed Usman Rafiq 6-2, 6-3, Ahmed Kamil toppled Shaheen Mehmood 6-2, 6-4, Ibarhim Umer beat Israr Gul 6-4, 6-4, Shahzad Khan overpowered M Minhas 6-0, 6-2, Heera Ashiq outlasted Aman Ateeq Khan 6-3, 6-3, Saqib Hayat beat Imran Bhatti 6-4, 6-4, Ahmad Babar defeated Asad Ullah 6-3, 6-1, M Abid trounced Arham Ateeq 6-0, 6-3, Ahmed Ch beat Waqas Malik 6-2, 7-5, Ijaz Khan edged out 7-5, 2-6, 6-2, Faizan Fayyaz defeated Shakir Ullah 7-6, 6-2 and Muzammil Murtaza routed Parbat Kumar 6-1, 6-4 and all advanced to the next round.
In the ladies singles, Zaha Salman bear Rahat Javed 6-3, 6-3. In U-14 singles main round, Ehtesham Hamayun outscored Husnain Kamran 4-2, 4-1, Hamza Jawad thumped Ali Jawad 4-2, 4-2, Asad Zaman outperformed Taimur Khan 4-2, 4-0, Kamran Khan toppled Talha Khan 4-2, 4-1, Bilal Asim thrashed Maviya Butt 4-0, 4-0 Huzaima Abdul Rehman outlasted Husnain Ali Rizwan 4-1, 4-1 and Zaeem Ghafoor crushed Shaharyar Anees 4-0, 4-0 and moved in to the next round.
Rafum Group Chairman Zahid Hussain will officially inaugurate the championship on Monday along with PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik, and Nayza’s representative Malik Nauman.