Players advance into tennis tourney quarters

Karachi: Aqeel Khan, Heera Ashiq, Ahmed Chaudhry, Muddassir Murtaza, Yasir Khan, Usman Rafiq and Shezad Khan advanced into the quarterfinals of inaugural Benazir Bhutto (Shaheed) Tennis Championship underway in Islamabad.

Top seed Aqeel Khan eliminated upcoming youngster Aman Attique recording a straight triumph by 6-2, 6-1 score in men’s singles event.

Meanwhile, Heera Ashiq dispatched Kashan-ul-Haq recording a formidable 6-1, 6-0 victory. Mohammad Abid thrashed Ahmed Baber by 6-0, 6-2 score.

Ahmed Chaudhry overpowered Shezad by 6-2, 6-3score. Muddassar Murtaza blanked Ejaz Khan registering an immaculate 6-0, 6-0 win.

Aqeel’s younger brother Yasir Khan defeated Haris Irfan-ul-Haq by 6-4, 6-4 score. Usman Rafique recovered from a set down to beat Hameed-ul-Haq by 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 score. Shezad Khan elbowed out Shaheed Mehmood from title race recording a 6-1, 6-2 victory.