Turkey’s Kerem beats Seed Ahmed in ITF Pakistan Junior Tennis C’ships
ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s Kerem Ozlale caused a major upset in Boys’ Singles event of Dilawar Abbas Memorial ITF Pakistan Junior Tennis Championships 2020 as he eliminated 3rd Seed Ahmed Kamil of Pakistan in a one-sided affair at PTF Tennis Complex on Tuesday. Kerem won the first set 6-1 by breaking 2nd and 4th game of Kamil. In the second set he kept the same pressure and won it 6-2 by breaking 1st, 3rd and 7th game of Kamil.
In another upset, unseeded Birtan Duran of Turkey outclassed 7th seed Qwyn Quittner of Australia in a straight set match. In the first set Birtan Duran did not allow his opponent to settle down and won it without conceding a single game. He won the 2nd set at 6-4 by breaking 9th game of Qwyn.
Promising Muhammad Shoaib of Pakistan however kept on producing scintillating performance as overpowered Great Britain’s Raahim Agha in a one-sided fixture by a 6-1, 6-2 scoreline.
In girls’ event, a major upset was witnessed when 3rd seed Mina Toglukdemir of Turkey lost her quarterfinal against Zhansaya Bakytzhan of Kazakhstan in a straight set match. Mina, who was double crown champion of the last week’s event could not continue her winning streak. Zhansaya proved her mettle and won the first set 6-1 by breaking 1st, 5th and 7th game of Mina. In the second set, both the players held their respective serves till 5-5all, but Mina unable to hold her serve and lost 12th game by hitting two double fault. – APP