Sports: Tennis: Zohair clinches tennis tourney title


Karachi: Syed Zohair Raza recorded a convincing straight-set triumph against Malik Hamza in the final to clinch men’s singles title in 13th Westbury Open Ranking Tennis Championship, which concluded here at DA Creek Club.

Zuhair found little resistance from his summit clash opponent and recorded a convincing 6-2, 6-2 triumph.

Mohammad Raza Sawani found tough resistance from Asad Khan before recording a 7-5, 7-6 victory in the final and claimed Under-17 singles title.

In Under 15 singles summit clash, Nouman Aftab overpowered Bilal Imran Lohya and recorded a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win.

Houd Azhar won Under 13 singles title after beating Rayyan Jawwad by 6-2, 6-4 score.

In Under 11 singles climax, Ibrahim Khan trounced Abdullah Khan by 8-1 score.

Hammad Khan defeated Zain Mohammad Ali recording an 8-2 victory to clinch Under 9 singles title.

In men’s doubles final, Saud Shoaib and Akbar Khan outcompeted Mohammad Iltifat and Sher Mohammad by 6-4, 7-5 score.

Zafar Hasan and Jamil Khan duo claimed 55-plus doubles title after beating Akbar Hayat Khan and Homiyoon by 6-2, 6-2 score.

Rasheed Jan Mohammad, Chief Executive of Westbury Group was the Chief Guest during the closing ceremony of the tournament and gave away cash wards and trophies to winners and runners-up.

Kh. Saeed Hai, Executive Vice President Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), Gulzar Firoz, Vice President PTF, Mohammad Khalid Rehmani, Secretary PTF, Brig. Sajid Iqbal Jadoon, Secretary DA Creek Club, Sahibzada Sajjad Ahmed, Additional Secretary DA. Creek Club and Mushtaq Ahmed, Vice President KTA were also present on the occasion.

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