Aqeel advances in Margalla Tennis


All seeded tennis players, Aqeel Khan, Asim Shafik, Yasir Khan, Hamid ul Haq, Imran Shaukat, Faizan Khurram, Mohammad Abid and Jalil Khan claimed victories in the second round of the 1st Capital Development Authority Margalla National Ranking Tennis Tournament 2011 by thrashing lowly ranked challengers to book their berths in the quarter-finals at Pakistan Tennis Complex, Islamabad on Tuesday.
In the second fixture of the men’s singles round, Asim Shafik had to work hard to get rid of upcoming youngster Sadan ul Haq 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 after well-contested three sets affair. Imran Shaukat outclassed Shahid Afridi 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in another encounter that went neck-to-neck. All seeded players registered their wins in straight sets. Meanwhile, in the boys’ under-18 singles, Mohammad Abid, Saad Zafar, Kashan ul Haq, Raja Shahid, Haseeb Yaqoob, Faizan Khurram, Ahmed Ch and Usman Rafiq moved into the quarter-finals by eliminating their respective opponents.
Results: Men’s Singles: Aqeel Khan beat Sana ullha 6-3, 6-2, Asim Shafik beat Sadan ul Haq 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, Yasir Khan beat Ali Murrad 6-0, 6-0, Hamid ul Haq beat Munir Ashiq 6-2, 6-3, Imran Shaukat beat Shahid Afridi 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, Faizan Khurram beat Shahzad PAF 6-0, 6-3, Mohammad Abid beat Heera Ashiq 6-3 ret, Jalil Khan beat Kashan ul Haq 6-0, 6-0. Boys’ Under-18 Singles: Mohammad Abid w/o Hashim Khan, Saad Zafar beat Talal Almas 6-3, 6-2, Kashan ul Haq beat Ali Murrad 7-5, 6-3, Raja Shahid beat Mian Bilal 6-1, 6-4, Haseeb Yaqoob beat Arham Atique 6-3, 7-6(4), Faizan Khurram beat Ejaz Khan 6-2, 6-2, Ahmed Ch beat Mohammad Mudasir 6-0, 6-0, Usman Rafiq beat Mohammad Salman 6-2, 6-2. Men’s Doubles: Yasir Khan / Imran Shaukat beat Mehmood Khan / Shahid Afridi 7-5, 6-4m Usman Ijaz / Sadan ul Haq beat Sana ullah / Wakeel Khan 6-2, 7-5.