ISLAMABAD - Zain Nawab moved to the quarterfinals of the Quaid-e-Azam Day Tennis Championship, after defeating Babar Ali Akbar in three hard-fought sets here at Islamabad Tennis Complex on Sunday. The event is being organised by former Pakistan team Davis Cup coach Fazle Subhan, who is also the MD of ITC. Talking to The Nation, Subhan said: “We wanted to pay tribute to our great leader that was the reason of conducting this event, which will conclude on the birthday of Quaid.” “I am very happy that despite on a very short notice, we have received more than 100 entries in different categories and some of the top ranked players will be seen in action during the event. Ahmed Chaudhry is the top seed in the men's singles, as he has just won the ranking event in Islamabad, defeating Aqeel Khan enroute to lifting title. “We will give handsome prizes to the players to buck them up, I have also planned to conduct a female ranking event soon, as females are mostly ignored when it comes to holding ranking events.” Subhan concluded. In the men's singles second round, Zain Nawab beat Baber Ali Akbar 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, Raja Shafaqat beat Danish Ahmed 6-3, 6-2, Yousuf Hassan beat Ghareeb Nawaz 6-3, 6-3, Imran Shoukat beat M Rehan 6-1, 6-2, Usman Khalil beat Razi Nawab 6-3, 6-3, Dr Umer beat Fouz Sattar 6-0, 6-1, Talha Mujeeb beat Haroon Yousaf 6-3, 6-2 and Raja Safdar beat Rizwan Ahmad 6-1, 6-4. In U-18 category, Ilham Khan beat Saifullah Khaliq 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, Malik Ahsan beat Nosher 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, M Ibrahim beat Zalan Khan 6-0, 6-1, and Saad Abjad beat Abdul Rehman Ansari 6-2, 6-0.