LAHORE - Hamza Bin Asif upset M Muzamil in the Hassan Tariq Rahim Masters Cup Tennis Tournament boys’ U-18 match here at the hard courts of Lahore Gymkhana Club on Wednesday.

In the men’s doubles match, Usman Ejaz and Shahzad Khan stunned No 2 seed Yasir Khan and Jalil Khan in straight sets 6-0, 6-3. Usman and Shahzad dominated both the sets with crisp net play and powerful ground strokes and never let their opponents to control the match. In the other men’s doubles match, Aisam Qureshi and Aqeel Khan thrashed Faizan Khurram and Khurram Nazir 6-0, 6-1. In the boys’ U-18 match, Hamza Bin Asif defeated M Muzamil in tough three sets 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.

Aqeel Khan also had a smooth sailing as he beat Usman Ejaz 6-2, 6-3. Usman was no match to Aqeel’s solid ground strokes and booming serves. In the other men’s singles match between the brothers Yasir Khan and Jalil Khan, it was Yasir who easily prevailed over his elder brother in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

In the women’s singles, Alina Aftab defeated Mahnoor Ali 6-3, 6-3 while her younger sister Mahin Aftab, 12, put up a tough fight against Rida Khalid. Rida won 6-1, 6-4. The way both these sisters are playing, the day isn’t far that both shall be dominating the women’s tennis in Pakistan, provided they are properly groomed by the tennis federation. As up till now, like all other players in Pakistan, who have achieved something in tennis in Pakistan, they are being supported by their father.