LAHORE – Bilal Asim (SICAS) and Mahatir Muhammad (Karachi) breezed into the U-18 remaining of the Financial institution of Punjab (BoP) Junior Nationwide Tennis Championship 2022 right here on the PLTA Courts on Tuesday.
Within the U-18 first semifinal, Bilal Asim performed properly in opposition to Hashesh Kumar of Karachi and gained the encounter with a margin of 6-4, 7-5. The second semifinal noticed Mahatir Muhammad defeating Hamid Israr 7-6, 6-1. Bilal additionally confirmed his class within the U-16 class, the place he outclassed Sameer Zaman 6-1, 6-1 to succeed in the semifinals. In different U-16 quarterfinals, Haider Ali Rizwan (LGS Paragon) thrashed Taimoor Khan 6-0, 6-0, rising star Asad Zaman outsmarted Abubaker Khalil 6-0, 6-1 and Ahmad Nael outpaced Ahtesham Humayun 7-5, 6-1.
Speaking concerning the progress of rising star and his good pupil Bilal Asim, former Davis Cupper and famend coach Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) stated: “I have been coaching Bilal Asim and working on his aggressive tennis and volleys. Mentally, he is totally a different player now. He will be playing a couple of ITF junior events in next two months.”
It’s price mentioning right here that below SBP Head Coach Rashid Malik, many champions have been produced in previous few many years and he’s dedicated to his mission of manufacturing extra champions for Pakistan and he has vowed that a few of his junior college students will likely be taking part in Junior Grand Slams in coming years.
Noor Malik (Wapda) excelled in girls singles semifinals, the place she outlasted Karachi’s Natalia Zaman 6-4, 6-1 to e book berth within the remaining. Noor Malik stated that she is working actually arduous as of late and particularly specializing in her health, sport and abilities. “My father, Rashid Malik, also gives me some good tips regarding tennis and health, which help me do well in my category. I am keen to continue hard work and excel further.” Within the ladies U-18 semifinals, proficient Ashtafila Arif brushed apart younger Laiba Iqbal 6-0, 6-1.
Within the U-12 quarterfinal match, SA Backyard’s Zohaib Afzal Malik, a shinning pupil of LGS Part V, performed excellent tennis in opposition to Shayan Afridi and by no means allowed his opponent to play freely, thus profitable the encounter 4-2, 4-1. He’ll now tackle Omer Jawad within the semifinals. In U-14 quarterfinal, Zohaib went down preventing in opposition to Hamza Ali Rizwan (LGS Paragon). The match went on duce, nevertheless, Zohaib misplaced it 3-6, 2-6.
Within the U-10 pre-quarterfinals, Maaz Shahbaz beat Farhan Cheema 4-1, 5-3, Moazam Babar beat Taha Asad 5-3, 4-1, Ayan Shahbaz beat Aezad Siraj 5-3, 4-2, Inam Ali beat Zayed Zaman 3-2 (rtd), Ahsan Bari beat Zainah Abdullah 4-2, 4-1.