Hamid Israr outshines Aryan Giri in General Tyre ITF J5 C’ship upset
ISLAMABAD: Hamid Israr Gul of Pakistan soared into the next round of the General Tyre ITF J5 Junior Tennis Championships, upsetting third seed Aryan Giri of Nepal in the second round match at the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Complex, Islamabad on Tuesday. Hamid held his nerves to overpower his opponent 7-6(3), 6-4 in nail-biting contest. Similarly, Abdullah, another promising Pakistani player of exhibited great potential by beating Aoi Ooka of Japan in a well-fought first round match 6-4, 6-4. Meanwhile, event’s top seed Muhammad Shoaib of Pakistan was in excellent form as he outclassed his opponent, Aarav Samrat Hada of Nepal in straight sets 6-0, 6-4. Following are the complete results of Tuesday matches: Boy’s Singles 1st Round Matches: 1. Abdul Hanan (PAK) bt Muhammad Hamza Aasim (PAK) 6-3, 6-4 2. Zalan Khan (PAK) bt Huzaima Abdul Rehman (PAK) 6-3, 6-0 3. Aki Zuben Rawat (NEP) bt Yahya Luni (PAK) 6-0, 6-1 4. Sami Zeb Khan (PAK) bt Mahatir Muhammad Khan (PAK) 6-2, 6-4 5. Abdullah (PAK) bt Aoi Ooka (JPN) 6-4, 6-4 Boy’s Singles 2nd Round Matches: 1. Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) bt Aryan Giri (NEP) 7-6(3), 6-4 2. Alexander Karman (USA) bt Muhammad Huzaifa Khan (PAK) 6-2, 6-1 3. Muhammad Shoaib (PAK) bt Aarav Samrat Hada (NEP) 6-0, 6-4 4. Roy Keegan (GBR) bt Abdul Hanan (PAK) 6-0, 6-1 Girl’s Singles 1st Round Matches: 1. Saher Aleem (PAK) bt Zara Khan (PAK) 7-6(7), 6-2 2. Labika Durab (PAK) bt Mahrukh Farooqui (PAK) 6-2, 6-3 3. Sajid Sheeza (PAK) bt Fatima Ali Raja (PAK) 7-5, 6-1 4. Zahara Suleman (PAK) bt Shimza Durab (PAK) 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3. - APP