ISLAMABAD - Top seed Sara Mansoor eliminated Hania Naveed in straight sets in the first round of the ladies singles of Asian Tennis Tour Championship 2016 here at Senator Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex on Wednesday.

The qualifying rounds of men’s singles event will commence today (Thursday). Ahmed Chaudhry and Mudassar Murtaza are given wildcards for main draw, while Kashanul Haq and Jibranul Haq are placed in qualifying draw.

In the first match of the ladies event, Sara kept on playing aggressive game from the baseline and her powerful serves were also too hot to handle for Hania, as Sara won the encounter in straight sets winning 6-2 and 6-1. Former Pakistan No 1 Sarah Mehboob Khan taught tennis lesson to Mahnoor Suhail, winning the match 6-0, 6-0.  In other matches of ladies singles first round, Meheq Khokhar Crushed Eshaal Khan 6-0, 6-0; Shimza Tahir thrashed Esha Jawad 6-1, 6-1, Sara Banoo beat Arooj 6-4, 7-5; Mahin Aftab routed Rukhsana Abid 6-0, 6-0; Bakhtawar Haider got walk over against Imsha Jawad and Shiza Sajid beat Yasha Atiq Khan 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

It was easy sailings for all the top junior players, who booked their places for the second round without any major resistance. In boys’ U-18 singles pre-quarterfinals, Mudassar Murtaza beat Hamza Bin Rehan 6-1,6-4; Saqib Umer beat Shakir Ullah 6-3, 6-4; Asad Ullah beat Waleed Anwar 6-0, 6-4; Abdal Haider beat Asad Mehmood Khan 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5); Yousaf Khan beat M Abdullah 6-1, 6-2; Barkat Ullah beat Huzaifa Abdul Rehman 7-5, 6-2; M Shoaib beat Izhar Iftikhar 6-2, 6-1 and Aman Atiq beat Kashan Umer 6-0, 6-1.

In the boys’ U-14 singles pre-quarterfinals, M Shoaib beat Shayan Shamraiz 4-1, 4-1; Kashan Umer beat Hamza Roman 4-2, 1-4, 4-1; Nalain Abbas beat M Huzaifa Khan 4-0, 4-0; Hamid Israr beat Abdul Wahab Anwar 3-5, 4-0, 4-1; Ahmed Kamil beat Adnan Khan 4-0, 5-3; Sami Zeb beat Ahmed Nael 4-0, 4-1; M Abdullah beat Syed M Ahmed 4-0, 4-0 and Hamza Bin Rehan beat M Talha Khan 4-0, 4-0.

In the boys/girls U-10 first round matches, Zainab Ali Raja beat Zara Lawangin 4-2, 4-0; M Talha Khan beat Yahya Musa Luni 4-1, 4-0; Shiza Sajid beat Aamer Masood 4-1, 4-0; M Huzaifa Khan beat Uzair Maqsood 4-0, 4-0; M Moiz Gul beat Sameer Maqsood 4-1, 5-3 and Ahmed Nael beat Fatima Ali Raja 4-0, 4-1.