Talha upsets Ehtesham

Talha upsets Ehtesham

LAHORE: Abubakar Talha (Wapda) upset top seed Ehtesham Hamayun in the Servis Tyres National Junior Tennis Championship u-12 pre-quarterfinal match played here at Punjab Tennis Academy Bagh-i-Jinnah on Thursday.

Talha stunned the top seed by 5-4 (7-3), 4-1. In the tie break, Talha played exceptionally well and overcame spirited Ehtesham to win the set by 5-4 (7-3). In the second set, it was all alone Talha who put his opponent under enormous pressure and outclassed him by 4-1 to register victory.

Results of other u-12 pre-quarterfinals: Husnain Ali Rizwan beat Mustafa Fahd 4-2, 4-2, Hamza Ali Rizwan beat Yashar Tarar 4-0, 4-0, Asad beat Labika Durab 4-1, 4-2, Ali Jawad edged out Zohaib Afzal Malik 0-4, 4-2, 4-1, Haider Ali Rizwan thrashed Sarim Rasul 4-0, 4-0 and Hania Minhas outclassed Musa Nisar 4-0, 4-0.

In U-18 pre-quarterfinals, Ahmad Nael played well against Hamid Yaqoob and outpaced him by 6-2, 6-4 while Hamid Israr outlasted Taimoor Ali 6-0, 6-1, Huzaima Abdul Rehman thumped Zain Chaudhry 6-1, 6-2, Faizan Fayyaz beat Zaryab Khan 6-2, 6-4, Bilal Asim edged Abdul Hanan Khan 6-3, 6-7, 10-5 and Hasheesh Kumar beat M Mahhateer 4-6, 6-4, 10-7.

In u-14 first round, Shaeel Tahir beat Hamid Yaqoob 4-1, 4-0, Huzaima Abdul Rehman thrashed Maha Said 4-0, 4-0, Abdul Hanan Khan beat Haider Ali Rizwan 4-0, 4-2 and Bilal Asim outsmarted Asfandyar 4-0, 4-0.

Today (Friday), the girls u-18 and u-10 first round matches will be played at 4:00 pm.

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