Islamabad—Top eight seeds proved their worth in the 1st Hascol National Ranking Tennis Championships being played here at the PTF Tennis Complex.
Aqeel Khan, Ahmed Chaudhry, Shahzad Khan, Mudasir Murtaza, Heera Ashiq, Yasir Khan, Usman Rafiq and Muhammad Abid secured their places in the quarterfinal stage.
Top seed Aqeel Khan will face Davis Cupper Ahmed Chaudhry, former Davis Cupper Veteran Shahzad Khan will face young Mudasir Murtaza, Davis Cupper Yasir Khan will face 5th seed Heera Ashiq of Lahore and 2nd seed Muhammad Abid will face 8th seed Usman Rafiq both from Lahore in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Men’s Singles Pre Quarterfinal round matches: Aqeel Khan beat Raja Shahid 6-2, 6-2; Ahmed Chaudhry beat Syed Nofil Kaleem 7-5, 6-0; Shahzad Khan beat Kashan ul Haq 6-2, 6-2; Mudassir Murtaza beat Muzammil Murtaza 6-2, 6-4; Heera Ashiq beat Barkat ullah 6-4, 6-3; Yasir Khan beat Shahzad PAF 6-1, 6-2; Usman Rafiq beat Abdal Haider 6-3, 6-4, Muhammad Abid beat Usman Ejaz 7-6(2), 6-2.
Boys Under-18 Singles Pre Quarterfinal round matches: Muzammil Murtaza beat Hamza Bin Rehan 6-2, 6-2; Abdal Haider beat Parbhat Kumar 4-6,6-2,6-0; Aman Atiq beat Shakir ullah 6-1,6-2; Huzaifa Abdul Rehman beat Samad Areejo 6-0,6-1; Shoaib Khan beat Aqib Umer 6-7(5),6-4,7-5; Syed Nofil Kaleem beat Ilham Khan 6-1,6-2; Yousaf Khan beat Bilal Khan 6-3,6-4; Haris Irfan ul Haq beat Kashif Khan 7- 5,6-3.
Boys Under-14 Quarterfinal round matches: Shoaib Khan beat M. Abdullah 4-1,6-2; Aqib Umer beat Hamza Roman 4-0,5-3; Hamza Bin Rehan beat Hamid Israr 4-2,4-0; Nalain Abbas beat Sami Zeb 4-1,4-2.
Boys Under-10 first round matches: Yahya Musa Luni beat Irtaza Khurram 4-1, 4-0; Bilal Asim beat Umer Masood 4-0,4-0.