ISLAMABAD - Top seed M Mudassar, Hafiz Arbab Ali, Ilham Khan, Barkatullah, Arham Atiq, Syed Nofil Kaleem, Aman Atiq, M Muzammil advanced into the quarterfinals of the First AJ Pharma Senior/Junior National Ranking Tennis Championship by eliminating their respective opponents in the pre-quarterfinals played here at Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas, PTF Tennis Complex on Tuesday.
Barkatullah made the first upset in the U-18 event when he eliminated 7th seed Yousaf Khan of Peshawar in straight sets 6-3,6-3. Top seed Mudassar proved too good for Waleed Anwar as he won his match easily 6-0,6-3. Second seed Muzammil registered straight sets win against Amir Khan 6-3,6-4. Third seed Nofil won his encounter against Farhanullah in another one sided affair at 6-1, 6-2. Fourth seed Ilham beat Ibrar Khan.
In the boys U- 14 category, Ilham, Barkatullah, Yousaf, Farhanullah, Shoaib Khan, Mir Shahzaib, Saqib Umer and Hafiz Arbab Ali moved into the quarterfinals by winning their respective matches. Shoaib of Peshawar caused an upset in the tournament when he eliminated 8th seed Aqib Umer in a thrilling and well-contested three set match at 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
The results of Senior 35 singles pre-quarterfinals are as follows: Rashid Ali w/o Major Malik Umer; Mubarik Shah beat Aurangzaib Khan 6-4,6-4; Mehmood Khan w/o Raja Zahid; Safeer Qureshi beat Masood 6-3,6-3; Mehboob Khan beat Muhammad Hafiz 6-1,6-0; Ahmed Murad beat Adeel 6-3,6-3; Moin ud Din beat Gul Hamid 6-3,6-3.
The results for Junior doubles pre-quarterfinals: Aman Atiq/Mir Shahzaib beat Saqib Khan/Shoaib Khan 7-6,6-1; Barkatullah/Shakirullah beat Waleed Anwar/Ahmed Asjad 6-3,6-2; Amir Khan/Sheheryar Khan beat Abdullah/Ibrar Khan 6-4,6-4. Farhan/Aqib Umer beat Lukman/Kashan Umer 6-2,6-3.