KARACHI - Ashiq, Zohair Raza, Talha Zubair and Vinod Das overcame first hurdle by beating their respective opponents on the first day of the 9th Subh-e-Nau Hard Court Tennis here on Sunday.

Talha Zubair defeated Fahim Ramzan in opening match of the day by 6-3, 6-3. Zohair Raza defeated Amanwal Anwar from Lahore in straight sets.

Pakistan No 1 Aqeel Khan was declared top seed of the event with his younger brother Yasir Khan second seed. Heera Ashiq from Lahore was declared third seed while veteran former Davis Cupper Nomi Qamar being the fourth seed.

Boys U-18, Ladies Singles, Boys U-14 and Mixed U-11 events will start on Monday. Syed Zohair Raza topped the seedlings of Boys U-18 with Amanwal Anwar the second one.


Men’s Singles

Aqeel Khan bt Syed Abbas Raza 6-1, 6-2; Yasir Khan bt Hassan Javed 6-0, 6-1; Talha Zubair bt Fahim Ramzan 6-3, 6-3; Heera Ashiq bt M. Naseem 6-1, 6-1; Vinod Das bt M. Azhar 6-1, 6-1; Zohair Raza bt Amnwal Anwer 6-0, 6-2;