ISLAMABAD  - Top seeds M Mudassar, Barkatullah, Nofil Kaleem and M Muzammil qualified for the semifinals of the 1st AJ Mirza Pharma Senior/Junior National Ranking Tennis Championship boys U-18 here at PTF Tennis Complex on Wednesday.

Unseeded Barkatullah of Peshawar stunned fourth seed Ilham Khan 6-2, 6-4. Second seed Muzammil beat Aman Atiq of Islamabad 6-4, 6-4. Top seed Mudassar defeated Hafiz Arbab Ali 6-1, 6-4 while third seed Nofil outplayed Arham Atiq. Mudassar will face Barkatullah while Muzammil will vie against Nofil in the semi-finals today (Thursday) at 9:45am.

In the junior U-14 boys’ category, Yousaf Khan, Shoaib Khan, Saqib Omer and Barkatullah qualified for the semifinals. In the senior 35 singles event, former Davis Cup player and captain Hameed-ul-Haq, Mehmood Khan, Rashid Ali and Mubarik Shah moved to the semifinals. Top seed Hameed was in excellent form and taught tennis lesson to Safeer Qureshi as the score was 6-1, 6-0.  The girls U-18 matches are being played on round robin basis. On the first day of girls’ event, Mahin Aftab beat Alina Aftab while Aqsa Sajid beat Tuba Sajid in straight sets. In junior doubles quarterfinals, Mudassar/Muzammil beat Farhanullah/Aqib Umer 6-1,6-1while Hasnain/Hafiz Arbab Ali beat Barkatullah/Shakirullah 7-5, 6-1.