Raza cruises into Tennis tourney climax

Karachi: Mohammad Raza Sawani recovered from a set down to beat Dawar Rehan in U-16 singles semifinals and confirmed his place in climax of 2nd Indus Pharma National Seniors and Juniors Ranking Tennis Championship here Saturday at Karachi Club.

Raza dropped the first set 2-6 but made a brilliant comeback in the second set winning it 7-6 (9) after neck and neck battle. The third and decisive set also went into tie-breaks, which Raza won 10-7 eventually to secure his place in the event’s final.

Meanwhile, Hania secured her place in the summit clash of girls U-18 singles event after recording an immaculate 6-0, 6-0 victory against Anushe Saleh. In the final, Hania will face Wania, who eased into the final after getting walkover against Maham Rasheed.

Results:

U-18 singles quarterfinals:

Talha Zubair bt Sahibzada Mohammad Ali 7-5, 6-0

Hasan Farooq bt Raza Sawani 6-2, 6-2

U-16 singles quarterfinals:

Dawar Rehan bt Ilham Khan 6-2, 6-2

Hassan Farooq bt Eibad Sarwar Hussain 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Mohammad Raza Sawani bt Marib Malik 6-1, 6-3

Nofil Kaleem bt Sahibzada Mohammad Ali 6-4, 6-3

U-16 singles semifinal:

Mohammad Raza Sawani bt Dawar Rehan 2-6, 7-6- (9), 10-7

U-14 singles quarterfinals:

Bilal Imran bt Shazil Malik 6-4, 6-4

Nouman Aftab bt Rayyan Jawwad 6-2, 7-5

Jalaluddin bt Nabel 6-1 rtd

U-14 singles semifinals:

Nouman Aftab bt Bilal Imran 6-2, 6-3

Jalaluddin Baber bt Rayyan Imran 6-3, 6-0

U-12 singles quarterfinals:

Amin Shafi bt Ghufran Faiz 8-1

Rayyan Jawwad bt Abdullah Ahmedani 8-1

Omer Shafi bt Ibrahim Khan 9-7

Muhammad Dada bt Mohammad Yahya 8-5

U-12 singles semifinals:

Muhammad Dada bt Omer Shafi 8-1

Girls U-18 singles semifinals:

Wania wo Maham Rasheed

Hania bt Anushe Saleh 6-0, 6-0

Ladies singles semifinals:

Hania Naveed bt Rida Khan 6-2, 6-2

Wania Khan bt Neha Khan 6-4, 4-0 rtd

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