Shoaib, Sarah seal BB Shaheed Tennis C’ships



Rising star Muhammad Shoaib continued his win-ning streak as he clinched men’s singles title of the 8th Benazir Bhutto Shaheed National Tennis Cham-pionships 2022, beating Muzzamil Murtaza in the final at Islamabad Tennis Complex on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Shoaib, who earlier this month overpowered national ace Aqeel Khan to seal the Federal Cup Tennis men’s singles title, produced another masterclass performance to outsmart 23-year-old Muzzamil.

Shoaib, who is showing the signs that he is set to dominate the future of national tennis for years to come, won the first set 7-5. He lost the second set 1-6 but made a strong comeback to win the third set 6-4 and lift the trophy.

In ladies’ singles category, seasoned Sarah Ma-hboob beat Esha Javad 6-0, 6-1 in a one-sided final to seal the title.

On Sunday, final competitions were also held in other categories. Following are the results:-

U12 singles final:

Hassan Usmani bt Shayan Afridi 2-4, 5-3, 4-2

U10 singles final:

Shayan Afridi bt Hajra 4-1, 4-2

Seniors 45 doubles final:

Azeem Khan/Mehmood Khan bt Israr Gul/Rashid Malik 5-7, 6-1, 10-7.—APP