ISLAMABAD-All the seeded players advanced to the 1st Hascol National Ranking Tennis Championship men’s singles and U-18 second round here at Senator Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex on Monday.

Pakistan No 1 and top seed Aqeel Khan eliminated Shaheen Mehmood 6-2, 6-2 while his younger brother and seed No 3 Yasir Khan brushed aside Yousaf Khan of Peshawar 6-0, 6-1. Mudassar Murtaza defeated qualifier Saqib Umer of KP 6-0, 6-2, Ahmed Chaudhry beat Abbas Khan 6-3, 6-0; Shahzad Khan beat Ejaz Khan 6-3, 6-2; Kashanul Haq beat Ilham Khan 6-2, 7-6 (7); Shahzad beat Shahid Afridi 6-4, 6-4; Usman Rafiq beat Hamza Bin Asif 6-3, 6-2 and Usman Ejaz beat Huzaifa Abdul Rehman 6-4, 6-4.

In U-18 singles, Muzammil Murtaza advanced to the second round along with Hamza Bin Rehan (Islamabad), Barbhat Kumar (Karachi), Aman Atiq (Rawalpindi), Samad Areejo (Karachi), Aqib Umer (Peshawar), Syed Nofil Kaleem (Islamabad), Bilal Khan (Hyderabad) and Kashif Khan (Peshawar).

In the boys’ U-14 first round, Sumit Dass beat Hamid Ullah 4-0, 4-0, Subhan Bin Salik beat Hamza Jawad 4-0, 4-1, M Huzaifa Khan beat Yahya Musa Luni 4-0, 4-1, Bilal Asim beat M Talha Qazi 4-1, 4-0 and Kashan Umer beat M Abdullah Qazi 4-0, 4-0.