Open Tennis Championship: Ahmad, Hassan, Imran and Mahatir cruise into semifinals

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LAHORE: Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said the game of tennis is growing swiftly among the young generation and Sports Board Punjab, in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, is extending every kind of assistance for the holding of tennis events in the province.

“Sports Board Punjab’s Junior Initiative Tennis Academy is also working quite effectively at Nishtar Park Sports Complex State of the Art Tennis Stadium where expert coaches are imparting training to 4 to 12 year old boys and girls under the supervision of Rashid Malik at the academy”.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said: “We are also organising First Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Division Hockey Championship with the collaboration of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) from Jan 25 to Feb 7, 2021 at National Hockey Stadium”.
Ahmad Kamil, Hassan Riaz, Imran Bhatti and Mahatir Muhammad stormed into semifinals in Men’s Singles category on the third day of Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Open Tennis Championship 2021 at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Thursday.
Mahatir Muhammad, Faizan Fayyaz and Hasheesh Kumar also booked a place in the semifinals of Under-18 Boys’ Singles category after defeating their respective opponents in quarterfinals.


As many as 24 matches were played on the third day of Sports Board Punjab Open Tennis Championship 2021.

Following are the results:
Men’s singles quarterfinals:
Ahmad Kamil beat Hasheesh Kumar 6-4, 6-2
Hassan Riaz beat Abdul Hanan Khan 7-6, 6-3
Imran Bhatti beat Mian Bilal 6-2, 5-7, 10-5
Mahatir Muhammad beat Shaeel Durab 7-5, 6-2
U-18 Quarterfinals:
Faizan Fayyaz beat Shaeel Durab 8-4
Mahatir Muhammad beat Ahtesham Arif 8-0
Hasheesh Kumar beat Hanzla Anwar 8-0
U-18 Doubles Quarterfinals:
Shaeel Durab/Nalain Abbas beat Muneeb Majeed/Shehryar Anees 4-2, 4-2
Moavia Butt/Husnain beat Zaeem Ghafoor/Arman kamran 5-3, 4-1
Hasheesh Kumar/Asad beat Hassan Ali/Faizan Fayyaz 5-4, 5-4
U-14 pre-quarterfinals:
Moavia Butt beat Abdullah Pirzada 7-6
Ameer Mazari beat Aized Khalil 6-2
Omer Jawad beat Abu Bakar Khalil 6-0
Asad Zaman beat Harris Bajwa 6-0
U-12 pre-quarterfinals:
Ameer Mazari beat Xeerak Mustafa 6-1
Samer Zaman beat Ali Usman 6-0
Seniors 35-plus doubles:
Tariq Sadiq/Kashif Rehmat beat Mehboob Waheed/M Yousaf 6-1, 6-2.

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