Sports: Tennis: Nofil qualifies for two tennis events’ finals

September 5, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Pakistan’s star youngster Nofil Kaleem won two semifinal matches in U-18 and U-16 singles events to qualify for the finals of 11th Pizza Hut Open National tennis Championship 2014 here at Karachi Gymkhana on Saturday.

In U-18 singles semifinal, Nofil Kaleem overpowered Kashan-ul-Haq recording a straight-set 6-3, 7-6 victory.

However, Nofil found tough resistance from Dawar Rehan and even dropped a set in U-16 singles semifinals before registering a 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 triumph to confirm his presence in the finals of two events.

In U-16 climax is expected to be a neck and neck battle as Nofil will meet Raza Sawani, who trashed Eibad Sarwar Hussain recording an immaculate 6-0, 6-0 victory.

Ilham Khan defeated Bilal Imran registering a 6-4, 7-5 win while Nauman Aftab thrashed Amin Shafi recording a 6-3, 7-5 victory to qualify for the final of U-14 singles final.

Maheen Dada recorded a straight-set 6-2, 6-2 victory against Rida to qualify for the final of U-18 girls’ singles final. She will now face Neha, who trounced Wania Khan registering a 6-3, 6-0 win.

Amin Shafi and Mohammad Dada set final date in U-12 singles event after beating Farzan Ahmed by 8-0 score and Mohammad Yahya by 8-3 score respectively in semifinals.

In 35-plus singles quarterfinals, Asad Ali Bagat dropped a set against Zulfi before recording a 6-3, 2-6, 10-7 victory and securing his berth in semifinals.


U18 singles quarterfinals:

Kashan-ul-Haq bt Raza Sawani 6-4, 6-3

Dawar Rehan bt Hassan Farooq 6-3, 6-3

Talha Zubair bt Marib Malik 6-3, 6-4

U-18 singles semifinals:

Nofil Kaleem bt Kashan-ul-Haq 6-3, 7-6

U-16 singles quarterfinals:

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

Dawar Rehan bt Ilham Khan 6-4, 6-3

Eibad Sarwar Hussain bt Saad M Ali 7-5, 6-1

Raza Sawani bt Marib Malik 6-2, 6-1

U-16 singles semifinals:

Nofil Kaleem bt Dawar Rehan 6-4, 2-6, 10-8

Raza Sawani bt Eibad Sarwar Hussain 6-0, 6-0

U-14 singles semifinals:

Ilham Khan bt Bilal Imran 6-4, 7-5

Nauman Aftab bt Amin Shafi 6-3, 7-5

U-12 singles semifinals:

Amin Shafi bt Farzan Ahmed 8-0

Mohammad Dada bt Mohammad Yahya 8-3

35-plus singles quarterfinals:

Asad Ali Bagat bt Zulfi 6-3, 2-6, 10-7

Mohammad Manzar bt Mohammad Salman 6-2, 6-3

Sabih Wali bt Salman Butt 6-3, 1-6, 10-7

U-18 girls’ singles semifinals:

Maheen Dada bt Rida 6-2, 6-2

Neha bt Wania Khan 6-3, 6-0

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