ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistan No 1 women tennis player Sarah Mahboob Khan helped University of New Mexico (UNM) by winning back-to-back singles and doubles matches.

By winning her singles and doubles matches, she added a lioness share to UNM’s win over Idaho State University (ISU), as she had also won her both matches in the earlier match too.

Talking to The Nation Sarah’s coach and father Mahboob Khan said: “In singles match, Sarah beat Idaho’s Barcenilla 6-2, 6-3 in straight sets while in the doubles partnering with Michaela Oldani, Sarah beat Alejandra Lozano and Beatriz Flores 8-5.” 

It’s a great moment for me, for the players, and for Pakistan as three of my students are contributing to the American Collegiate Tennis System,” Mahboob added.

Talking to this scribe from US, Sarah said: “As a Pakistani, I feel so proud that Abid Ali is on the University of Idaho’s men’s team, Samir Iftikhar is on the UNM’s men’s team, Natasha Afridi who used to train alongside me with Pakistan’s Mahboob Khan is on the University of Campbell/North Carolina women team, and I am on the UNM’s women team, and we all are making waves in international tennis. I hope someone back home will take notice of what we are doing here.”