Islamabad: Aqeel Khan, Ahmed Ch. Muhammad Abid, Shahzad Khan, Sanaullah Khan, Usman Ejaz, Faizan Khurram and Yasir Khan advanced into the quarterfinals by winning their respective matches in the Men s Singles event of 1st Eastern Testing Services PTF Ranking Tennis Championship here at Syed Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad.
Top seed Aqeel Khan was in excellent form and beat his opponent Hasnain Manzoor of Lahore without conceding a single game in both sets by playing powerful game from the baseline. 2nd seed Yasir Khan struggled hard to win his encounter against Ahmed Babar of Lahore and a well contested three set match.
3rd seed M. Abid beat upcoming junior player Arham Atiq in an entertaining and well contested two set match 6-4,6-4. M. Abid will meet Shahzad Khan in the quarterfinal. Shahzad Khan beat top junior M. Mudassir in straight sets 6-3,6-3. 4th seed Usman Ejaz of Islamabad also moved into the quarterfinal by winning his match against Malik Abdul Reham of Multan in straight set.
He will face Sanaullah Khan. Faizan Khurram will play against Yasir Khan and Aqeel Khan will play against Ahmed Ch. in the quarterfinal today (Thursday).
Muhammad Mudassir, Hamza Bin Asif, Hasnain Manzoor, Saad Zafar, Syed Nofil Kaleem, M. Muzamil, Zaid Mujahid and Arham Atiq qualified for the quarterfinals by winning their respective matches in the boys under 18 singles. Zaid Mujahid caused the upset by eliminating 8th seed Abdal Haider in straight set.