Pak-Kazak pair lifts ITF World Juniors title



Pakistan’s M. Zaryab Khan and Azat Sarsembaev of Kazakhstan won the doubles title of ITF Pakistan J7 World Juniors Tennis Championships leg-2, beating Aarav Samrat Hada of USA and Aki Zuben Rawat of Nepal 6-4,4-6(10-5) in a well-fought final at PTF Complex Islamabad on Friday. This is the second consecutive title for them.

In the girls’ doubles final, the pair of Deren Ozel of Turkiye and Polina Kaibekova of Russia outwitted Moldova’s Lia Belibova and Kazakhstan’s Melissa Jangarasheva 6-2,6-1 to lift the title.

Meanwhile, Amir Asylkozhaev of Russia and Aarav Samrat Hada of USA will lock horns in the final of boys’ singles after recording wins in semifi-nals on Friday.

Amir Asylkozhaev defeated Imran Khatibev of Uzbekistan’s 7-5,6-1, while Aarav Samrat edged passed Pakistan’s Sami Zeb Khan 3-6,6-3,6-4.

Meanwhile, Janvi Aswa of India and Polina Kaibekova of Russia will clash in the final of girls’ singles as they pulled off wins in the semifinals.—APP


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