ISLAMABAD - Ace national tennis player Aqeel Khan advanced into the second round of the PSO-ITF Pakistan Futures International Tennis Championships 2008 beating Peerakit Siributwong from Thailand 2-0 here at PTF Tennis Complex on Tuesday. Fourth seed Aqeel Khan overcame his Thai challenger in straight games by displaying excellent skill of game and played powerful forehand and backhand drives from base line. He finished the first set at 6-4 by breaking the 5th game of Peerakit. Aqeel maintained his game pace in the second set and claimed the second set at 6-3. The final score-line was 6-4 and 6-3. Meanwhile, six local players, who had got berth in the main draw through qualifying round and wild card, failed to show any remarkable performance in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) fixture despite having home ground and home crowed advantage. Besides wild card holder, four top national players Jibran Muhammadi, Asim Shafik, Jalil Khan, Tenveer Ashiq, two qualifiers Muhammad Abid Ali Akbar and Shahzad Khan bowed down in straight games. Also, top seed Bogdan Leonte from Romania, Syrym Abdukhalikov from Kazkastan, Rohan Gide from India, Hsin-Han Lee China Taipei, Mikhail Vasiliev from Russia, Patrick Taubert from Germany, Sang-Gyun Kim from South Korea, James Feaver from Great Britain), Alexei Filenkov from Russia, Andrew Fitzpatrick from Great Britain, Maniel Bains from Great Britain, Vadim Alekseenko from Russia, Mehammed Mohazebnia from Iran, Adrian Sikora from Slovakia and Sunil Sipaeya from India moved to the second round of the singles by beating their respective opponents in the ITF Pakistan Futures International Tennis Championships 2008. Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas President Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) inaugurated the international tennis showpiece by hitting first serve on the center court. Senior Vice President PTF Brig. Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, ex-secretary Interior Tasneem Noorani, Secretary PTF Major Rashid Khan and other officials of the PTF were present on this occasion. While commenting of the performance of the Pakistani players, former Davis cupper Hameedul Haq said that except Aqeel Khan all other six players produced disappointed results. "The players were not looking full prepared for the international ITF fixture, as they could bring excellent results at home surface. The PTF could not hold the proper training camps for this international tennis competition. It was good opportunity for the national players to excel at international level," he told The Nation on telephone. Results: Men's Singles (first round): Bogdan Leonte (Romania) beat Jibran Mohammadi (Pakistan) 6-3, 6-2 Syrym Abdukhalikov (Kazakhstan) beat I-Ta Chen (China Taipei) 6-3, 6-1 Rohan Gide (India) beat Shahzad Khan (Pakistan) 6-3, 6-4 Hsin-Han Lee (China Taipei) beat Muhammad Abid Ali Khan (Pakistan) 6-2, 6-3 Mikhail Vasiliev (Russia) beat Kirati Siributwong (Thailand) 6-1, 6-2 Patrick Taubert (Germany) beat Rupesh Roy (India) 6-4, 6-4 Sang-Gyun Kim (South Korea) beat Yannick Nelord (India) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 James Feaver (Great Britain) beat Yyun-Soo Lim (South Korea) 6-4, 6-3 Alexei Filenkov (Russia) beat Asim Shafik (Pakistan) 6-3, 6-1 Andrew Fitzpatrick (Great Britain) beat Pulkit Mishra (India) 6-2, 6-2 Maniel Bains (Great Britain) beat Fariz Mohammed (India) 6-1, 6-2 Aqeel Khan (Pakistan) beat Peerakit Siributwong (Thailand) 6-4, 6-3 Vadim Alekseenko (Russia) beat Jalil Khan (Pakistan) 6-2, 6-2 Mohammed Mohazebnia (Ireland) beat Gleb Alekseenko (Russia) 6-4, 6-4 Adrian Sikora (Slovakia) beat Issam Jellali (Tunisia) 6-1, 6-2 Sunil Sipaeya (India) beat Tanveer Ashiq (Pakistan) 6-1, 6-1.