Aqeel, Ushna annex tennis titles in fashion

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Aqeel, Ushna annex tennis titles in style


LAHORE: Prime seed Aqeel Khan and nationwide champion Ushna Suhail annexed women and men singles titles profitable their respective finals within the 4th Sheheryar Malik Memorial Nationwide Grass Courtroom Tennis Championship 2020 right here at Punjab Tennis Academy Bagh-e-Jinnah on Saturday.

Pakistan WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen (r) Muzammil Hussain was the chief visitor and awarded prizes to the winners of all of the classes.

Within the males’s singles closing, Aqeel overwhelmed Muzammil Murtaza 6-0, 6-2. Aqeel, the longest-serving No. 1 participant of Pakistan, off to a flying begin as he performed an excellent baseline and internet recreation to win the primary set fairly simply. Muzammil, an upcoming man, who has much less skilled in taking part in on the grass courtroom, although tried to stage a comeback, Aqeel was not able to let free him as he dropped simply two factors to win the second set in nice fashion and the ultimate.

Within the women singles closing, nationwide tennis champion Ushna Suhail outclassed prime seed Sarah Mehboob 6-0, 6-2. Proper from the beginning, Ushna displayed an aggressive recreation and didn’t enable Sarah to quiet down. She was in a position to take a lead of 3-0 within the first 10 minutes after which maintained the strain to win the set with out conceding a single recreation at 6-0. Though the rating doesn’t replicate the lengthy rallies with each the gamers displayed in the course of the first set. Within the subsequent set, Sarah was in a position to take one recreation at 4-1 by displaying some aggressive recreation and good service. Ushna once more led at 5-1 by displaying her expertise and expertise. Sarah was once more in a position to take the second level at 5-2 whereas Ushna served out to win the match 6-0, 6-2.

Later Ushna, who’s the primary and solely world-ranked feminine tennis participant of Pakistan in 73 years, mentioned: “I’m glad at my efficiency within the first nationwide match after the Corona disaster. I wasn’t in a position to follow a lot resulting from my commencement at London College, however I’m glad that I give out my finest and succeeded in recording a cushty victory to clinch the nationwide title.”

In the meantime, Aqeel additionally earned double’s closing, partnering with Shahzad Khan. The pair defeated brother Muzammil and Mudassar with a rating of 7-5, 6-4.

The boys under-14 the title went to Muhammad Shoaib, who outpaced Semi Zeb 6-1, 6-2 whereas the title of boys/women Below-12 clinched by Ahtesham Humayun, who acquired a stroll over towards Hussain Ali Rizwan. The Below-10 the title was lifted by Hamza Ali Rizwan, who beat spirited Zohaib Afzal Malik 4-2, 4-2.

Revealed in Daybreak, November twenty second, 2020



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