BB Shaheed Tennis: Aqeel, Shoaib through to semi-finals
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ISLAMABAD, Dec 17: Top seeds Aqeel Khan, Mohammad Shoaib, Muzammil Murtaza and Yousaf Khalil cruised into the semi-finals of ongoing Benazir Bhutto Shaheed National Tennis Championship here at Islamabad Tennis Complex (ITC) on Friday.
Pakistan number one Aqeel Khan defeated Barkat Ullah 6-4, 6-4, while emerging Mohammad Shoaib outplayed Heera Ashiq 6-2, 6-4 in the men’s singles quarter-finals.
Davis Cupper Mohammad Abid faced upset defeat against talented Yousaf Khalil in straight games as Yousaf also booked a place in the last-four after defeating Abid by 6-2, 6-3, while Muzammil Murtaza overcame Mudassir Murtaza 6-0, 6-3 in the last quarterfinal match.
Meanwhile, Sarah Mahboob will take on Ushna Suhail in the women’s singles final. Sarah Mehboob defeated Hania Navid 6-0, 6-1 and Ushna Suhail outclassed Sheeza Sajid 6-0, 6-0 to reach the final.
Men’s Singles Matches: Aqeel Khan bt Barkat Ullah 6-4, 6-4; Mohammad Shoaib bt Heera Ashiq 6-2, 6-4; Muzammil Murtaza bt Mudassir Murtaza 6-0, 6-3; Yousaf Khalil bt Mohammad Abid 6-4, 6-4;
Men’s Doubles Semi Final Round: Aqeel Khan/Mohammad Abid bt Usman Ejaz/Shahzad Khan 6-0, 6-4; Heera Ashiq/Yousaf Khalil bt Muzammil Murtaza/Mudasir Murtaza 6-4, 3-6, 10-6
Ladies Singles Semi Final Round: Sarah Mahboob bt Hania Navid 6-0, 6-1; Ushna Suhail bt Sheeza Sajid 6-0, 6-0
Boys U-18 Singles Quarter Final Round: Hamid Israr bt Nalain Abbas 6-1, 6-1; Mohammad Talha Khan bt Faizan Fayyaz 6-4, 6-2; Abdullah Adnan bt Mahatir Muhammad 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4; Mohammad Huzaifa Khan bt Ahmed Nael 7-5, 6-2
Girls U-18 Singles Semi Final Round: Amna Ali Qayum bt Saher Aleem 6-1, 6-1; Sheeza Sajid bt Sara Pervaiz 6-0, 6-0
Girls U-14 Singles Semi Final Round: Zunaisha Noor bt Lalarukh Sajid 4-1, 4-0; Amna Ali Qayum bt Zara Khan 4-1, 4-1
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