ISLAMABAD -

Top seed Aqeel Khan, 3rd seed M Abid, 4th seed Usman Ejaz and unseeded Imaran Shaukat reached the semifinals of men's singles of Mahfooz Safar National Ranking Tennis Championship 2013 at PTF Tennis Complex on Sunday.

Aqeel eliminated Sanaullah Khan of PAF easily in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. The best encounter of the day was played between Abid and Ahmed Ch of Islamabad. Both players showed quality tennis. Abid won the first set 7-6 as both the players hold their services. The second set also decided in tiebreak, which was also won by Abid 7-3. Abid will face Aqeel in the semi-final. Usman Ejaz won his match against Usman Rafiq of Lahore in a thrilling and entertaining three set match 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Unseeded Imran of Multan got walkover against Abid Ali Akbar who failed to appear of the court due to dehydration. Imran will face Usman Ejaz in the second semifinal.

In the Men's doubles semifinals, top seeds Aqeel/Jaleel beat Abid Ali Akbar/Babar Ali 6-3, 6-0 while Ahmed Ch/Sanaullah caused a major upset in the doubles category when they defeated second seeds Yasir/Shahzad 6-3 and 6-2.

In the boys U-18, top seed M Mudassar will face 2nd seed Arham Atiq in final. In the first semifinal, Mudassar beat his younger brother Muzammil in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. In the second semifinal, 2nd seed Arham Atiq beat Hasnain Manzoor of Lahore in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

Sara Mansoor, Sarah Mahboob, Meheq Khokhar and Alina Aftab advanced into the semifinals of the ladies event by winning their respective matches. Top seed Sara Mansoor beat Niha Khan of Karachi without conceding a single game in both sets 6-0, 6-0. Meheq Khokhar also displayed quality tennis and won her match against Marium Mirza of Lahore 6-0, 6-0. Sarah Mahboob won her match against Mahin Aftab in straight sets 6-0, 6-1. In the last quarterfinal Alina Aftab beat Wania Khan of Karachi 7-5, 6-1 and will face top seed Sara Mansoor in the first semifinal, while Sarah Mahboob will face Meheq Khokhar in the second semifinal.

Results:

Men’s Singles: Aqeel beat Sanaullah 6-2, 6-1; M. Abid beat Ahmed Ch. 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3); Usman Ejaz beat Usman Rafiq 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; Imran Shaukat w/o Abid Ali Akbar

Ladies singles: Sara Mansoor beat Niha 6-0,6-0; Sarah Mahboob beat Mahin 6-0, 6-1; Meheq beat Marium 6-0, 6-0; Alina Aftab beat Wania Khan 7-5,6-1.

Boy's U-18: M Mudassar beat M. Muzammil 6-4,6-4; Arham Atiq beat Hasnain Manzoor 6-3, 6-2.