Shoaib makes winning start in Kulsum Tennis
ISLAMABAD: Youngster Mohammad Shoaib Khan got off to winning start in the fifth Begum Kulsum Saifullah National Ranking Tennis Tournament under way at the PTF Complex, Islamabad.
Shoaib beat Faizan Fayyaz in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 to move into the second round. He was seen at ease winning game after game with Faizan just succeeding in retaining two of his serves in both sets respectively. As many as 32 matches were played in the men’s singles and boys singles category Wednesday.
All the top players advanced to the second round with comfortable wins. A high standard of tennis was witnessed during course of action. Senior Executive Vice President Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Khawar Hyat Khan declared the tournament open.
Results: Yousaf Khalil bt Kamran Khan 6-1, 6-2; Nalain Abbas bt Ayaz Khan 7-5, 5-7, 6-3; Mohammad Shoaib bt Faizan Fayyaz 6-2, 6-2; Ejaz Khan bt Shaheen Mehood 6-2, 6-1; Shahid Afridi bt Ibrahim Omer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; Shahzad Khan bt Ahmed Kamil 7-5, 6-3; Mudassir Murtaza bt Shakir Ullah 6-0, 6-0; Ahmed Baber bt Jibran ul Haq 6-3, 6-2; Heera Ashiq bt Saqib Hayat 6-3, 6-2; Muzammil Murtaza bt Hamid ul Haq: 6-2, 6-4; Imran Bhatti bt Ahmad Asja 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-1; Ahmed Chudhary bt Mubarak Shah 6-0, 6-0; Barkatullah bt Abbas Khan: 6-2, 6-2; Mian Bilal bt Israr Gul 6-2, 7-6(4); M. Abid bt Waqas Malik 6-0, 6-3; Aqeel Khan bt Asad ullah 6-3, 6-2.
Boys under-18 first round: Jabir Ali bt Yahya Musa Luni 6-2, 6-1; Fayzan Fayaz bt Ahmed Nail 6-3, 7-5; Hasheesh Kumar bt Bilal Asim 7-6 (4), 6-4; Hamid Israr bt Uzair Khan 6-4, 7-5; Zalan Khan bt Faisal Khalil 6-0, 6-1; Kamran Khan bt M. Abdullah 4-6, 6-4, 6-4: Hasam Khan bt Hasan Ali 6-4, 6-3; Nalian Abbas bt Farman Shakeel 6-4, 5-7, 6-1; Hamza Asim bt Azan Sajid: 6-0, 6-0; Kashan Umer bt Zain Chudhary 6-1, 6-2.