Aqeel enters second round in tennis tourney


Karachi: Pakistan’s top tennis player Aqeel Khan eased into the second round of 30th Federal Cup Ranking Tennis Championships 2015 after beating Irfanullah in straight sets at Syed Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex in Islamabad.

Karachi based Aqeel found little resistance from Peshawar’s Irfanullah and recorded a convincing 6-1, 6-2 victory.

Meanwhile, qualifier Babar Ali Akbar beat Malik Abdul Rehman in straight sets by 6-3, 6-2 victory.

Third seed Mohammad Abid eliminated Barkatullah of Peshawar without conceding a single game in both sets.

Veteran Israr Gul defeated Ejaz Khan in a thrilling two set match by 7-6, 7-5 score.

Men’s singles first round matches:

Aqeel Khan beat Irfan ullah 6-1,6-2; Shahid Afridi beat Shahzad PAF 7-6(8),6-1; Abbas Khan beat Wakeel Khan 6-3,6-3; Mudasir Murtaza beat Zeeshan Khan 6-1,6-0; Mohammad Abid beat Barkatullah 6-0,6-0; Aman Atiq beat Ikram ullah 6-1,6-0; Saeed ul Haq beat Mubarik Shah 6-4,6-2; Usman Rafiq beat Ilham Khan 6-4,6-0; Ahmed Babar beat Hamza Bin Asif 6-3,6-1; Babar Ali beat Malik Abdul Rehman ; Faizan Khurram beat Jibran ul Haq 6-1,7-5; Heera Ashiq beat Rashid Malik 6-3,6-3; Ahmed CH. beat Kashan ul Haq 6-1,6-1; Israr Gul beat Ejaz Khan 7-6(4),7-5; Arham Atiq beta Hamid ul Haq 6-2,1-0 Ret. Shahzad Khan beat Rashid Khan 6-2,6-1.

Boys U-18 first round matches:

Barkatullah beat Asad ullah 7-5,6-3; Sami Zaib beat Hamid Israr 7-5,7-6(4); Izhar Iftikhar beat Nalain Abbas 6-3,6-4; Mohammad Said beat Saad Khatak 6-0,6-0; Shoaib Khan beat Zeeshan Khan 6-1,6-0; Musa Ch. beat Waqas ul Bashar 6-1,7-5; Mohammad Abdullah beat Zohaib Khan 6-4,6-4; Aqib Umer beat Ibrar ul Haq 6-1,6-0; Yousaf Khan beat Shaheer ul Hamad 6-4,6-1; Fahad Ahmed beat Ubaid ullah 6-0,6-2; Ibrahim Ahmed Nazir beat Hamza Khalid 6-1,6-2; Aman Atiq beat Bilal Kabir 6-1,6-0; Ilham Khan beat Khalid Ali 6-4,6-4, Kashan Umer beat Saifullah 6-2,7-6(1); Hamza Bin Asif beat Ali Zain 6-1,6-1.

Boys U-14 first round matches:

Mohammad Said beat Subhan Bin Salik 4-1,4-0; Abdul Sami beat Ammar Dogha 4-1,4-1; Hamid Israr beat Shehryar Khokhar 4-0,4-0; Abdul Hanan beat Ahmed Nail 4-1,4-1; Muneeb Sajjid beat Mohammad Ali 4-0,4-0; Ibrar ul Haq w/o Abdullah Hassan; Fahad Ahmed beat Kashif Khan 4-2,4-2