Aqeel Khan clinched the men’s singles title of the 2nd Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Open Tennis Championship 2019 held at Defence Authority Club, Karachi on Sunday.
Aqeel beat Muzammil Murtaza in the final to win the tournament, said a press release issued here.
General Zubair Mahmood hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee graced the occasion as chief guest and gave away shields and cash prizes to the winners and runners up of different categories and congratulated them on their success.
On the occasion, he appreciated the coverage given by the media to the championship and said it would help in promoting the sports further.
General Zubair Mahmood also urged the public/private sectors and professionals to come forward and help in promoting the game of tennis.
The chief guest lauded the efforts of Patron Pakistan Navy Tennis, Services Sports Control Board (SSCB), Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), Sindh Tennis Association (STA) and sponsors for successful conduct of the championship.
The seven-day tennis championship was 2nd successive edition being conducted by Pakistan armed forces which would also continue in future to promote the game of tennis amongst masses.
About 220 professional, amateur players from different age categories including ladies, special, wheelchair personnel and top national players participated in the event which had a prize money of Rs 0.6 million.
The winners of other categories include Wheel chair Men’s Double: Muhammad Irfan And Muhammad Ayub Khan; Special Ladies Singles: Sadia Junaid; Special Men’s Singles: Asim Ahmed; Under 10 Singles: Abubakar Talha; Under 12 Singles: Hasnain Ali Rizwan; Under 14 Singles: Hamid Israr; Junior Under 18: Ahmed Kamil; Senior 40+ Doubles: Asad Ali and Kalim Ghanchi; Men’s Doubles: Abid Ali Akber and Ahmed Chaudhry; Ladies Singles: Sara Mansoor.