Sports: Tennis: Varisha, Varsha set final date in tennis tourney

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Sports: Tennis: Varisha, Varsha set final date in tennis tourney

Karachi: Varisha Khan and Varsha Das won their respective semifinal matches and secured place in the final of U-14 girls’ singles event in 5th Indus Pharma National Seniors and Juniors Tennis Championships here Wednesday at Karachi Gymkhana.

Varisha proved too good for Xenia Malik and defeated her by 8-0 score in the first semifinal clash. Meanwhile, Varsha also conceded only a single point before beating Malika Malik by 8-1 score.

Hyderabad’s Uzair Abbas clinched singles title on Wednesday beating Abdullah Imran Lohya by 8-0 score.

In U-16 singles semifinals, Hasheesh Kumer recovered from a set down to beat Nauman Aftab by 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 score. Mohammad Dada also bounced back after losing the first set to Zubair Raja and eventually recording 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 triumph.

In soft tennis doubles semifinals, Robin and Zulfiqar overpowered Mahatir Mohammad and Taha Amin by 5-0 score.

In a girls singles 18 first round match, Kinza Ghangi blanked Rosable Ujala registering a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

In a couple of girls singles 18 quarterfinal matches, Varisha Khan thrashed Aysha Ishaq by 6-1, 6-2 score while Zoha Aseem trounced Apsara Shiraz by 6-1, 6-0 score.

In a 35 doubles first round match, Asad Ali Bhagat and Reza Ali Mirza defeated a pair of Majors – Abbas and Ikram by 7-5, 6-0 score.

In a 45-plus singles first round match, Razi Nawab thrashed Shakaib by 6-4, 6-0 score.

During this ongoing tournament, a one-day coaching camp under the umbrella of Sindh Tennis Association Junior Tennis Initiative (STA-JTI) was also organized. Around two hundred girls and boys joined the camp. Coach Aqeel Shabbir gave tips to the young tennis players.

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