Samir storms into UNM Invitational final


Pakistan Pride Davis Cupper Samir Iftikhar stormed into Men’s singles final of 2012 UNM Balloon Fiesta Invitational being held at Linda Estee Tennis Center Alberque USA from October 5 to 7 by outlasting Danial Ferndez of New Mexico State University (NMSU) in three-marathon sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
He will meet Luis Ramirez of NMSU in the singles final who beat Hegelund of UNM 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.
The 19-year-old Samir Iftikhar of Wapda is currently on four-year Athletic and Educational Scholarship at University of New Mexico USA where he is being groomed by Professional US Coaches to come on top International levels.
Fernandez after losing first set fought back and won 2nd set 6-4. Samir came back strongly and displayed superb fitness and skills to win the final set 6-3. The final is expected to be a thriller where Samir will be playing in front of home crowd to avenge defeat of his fellow player by hands of Ramirez in the semi-final.