Sixteen matches of Boys and Girls singles were played on the opening day of ITA-SNGPL ITF Pakistan World Junior Ranking Tennis Championships at Syed Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad on Monday.
Unseeded Lai Yu-Shun of Chinese Taipei caused major upset of the day when he eliminated 5th seed Muhammad Nauman Aftab of Pakistan in straight sets 6-3, 6-0, whereas Kim Dong Hwan of Korea edged passed 7th seed Saqib Hayat of Pakistan in one-sided affair 6-1, 6-4. All the remaining seeded players moved to next round by beating their respective opponents in the first round.
The best encounter of the day took place between Fayzullaev Ibrokhim of Uzbekistan and Osama Khan of Pakistan, which was won by the former after two thrilling sets. In the first set the score went up to 6-6 all as both the players hold their respective services, even in the tie break their was a close contest and the tie score went up to 9-9 all at this stage Fayzullaev made the passing winner and build up the lead 10-9 in the tie break and won it at 11-9 by hitting a ace. In the second set both the players show excellent tennis and score went up to 4-4 all. Fayzullaev break the 9th game at 40-15 and won the second set by holding his own serve at score 6-4. The match lasted for one hour 40 minutes.
Meanwhile draws of Boy’s & Girls Doubles took place at referee office in the presence of foreign players. The first round of Boys Doubles will be played on Tuesday. Following are the results: Boy’s Singles Main Draw 1st Round:
Fayzullaev Ibrokhim (UZB) beat Osama Khan (PAK) 7-6, 6-4; Yahha Luni (PAK) beat Taibzada Bilal (AFG) 6-0, 6-0; Kim Dong Hwan (KOR) beat Saqib Hayat (PAK) 6-1, 6-4; Kim Min-Joon (KOR) beat Muhammd Talha Khan (PAK) 6-0, 6-0; Ratnayake Kavisha (SRI) beat Zalan Khan (PAK) 6-2, 6-3; Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) beat Tootoonchi Moghadam (IRI) 6-2, 7-6(2); Lai Yu-Shun (TPE) beat M.Nauman Aaftab (PAK) 6-3, 6-0; Shoaib Khan (PAK) beat Subhan Bin Salik (PAK) 6-1, 6-3; Shamsutdinov Oybekimirzo (UZB) beat Jawad Hyyat (PAK) 6-0, 6-2; Lu Chen-yu (TPE) beat Semi Zeb Khan (PAK) 6-3, 6-0.—APP