Yasir, Zuhair, Talha in tennis tourney semisSeptember 21, 2014
Karachi: Yasir Khan, Zuhair Raza and Talha Zubair Surmawala won their respective quarterfinal matches on Monday to confirm their place in the semifinals of men’s singles event in NBP Open Tennis Championship here at DA Creek Club.
Yasir Khan overpowered Fahad Khan recording a straight-set 7-5, 6-5 triumph to enter in the pre-finals of the event. Zuhair Raza also recorded a straight-set victory beating Mohammad Kaleem by 7-5, 6-1 score.
However, Talha Zubair Surmawala found tough resistance from his quarterfinal opponent Sahibzada Mohammad Ali and dropped a set before registering a 7-5, 1-6, 10-8 win to stay in the run for the title.
Sahibzada Mohammad Ali displayed better in his proper age category event on the day, winning the second round encounter of U-17 singles event against Mazhar Hayat recording a convincing 6-1, 6-2 victory.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Raza Sawani blanked Mohammad Zeeshan and recorded an immaculate 6-0, 6-0 victory.
Men’s singles second round:
Yasir bt Kumail Ali 6-0, 6-1
Men’s singles quarterfinals:
Yasir Khan bt Fahad Khan 7-5, 6-5
Zuhair Raza bt Mohammad Kaleem 7-5, 6-1
Talha Zubair Surmawala bt Sahibzada Mohammad Ali 7-5, 1-6, 10-8
U-13 second round:
Rayyan Jawwad bt Omer Shaffi Saleh 6-2, 6-3
Mohammad Hamza w/o Rida Khan
U-11 first round:
Yameen bt Sana Jamal 8-0
Shehrzada bt Kirtan Mukesh 8-3
Anesh Talrija w/o Mohammad Yameen
Omer Shaffi bt Sabih Ahmed 8-0
U-17 second round:
Sahibzada Mohammad Ali bt Mazhar Hayat 6-1, 6-2
Mohammad Raza Sawani bt Mohammad Zeeshan 6-0, 6-0