Shoaib beats Rohan Belday to claim ITF J5 Junior Tennis C’ships
ISLAMABAD: Promising Muhammad Shoaib of Pakistan outshone Rohan Belday of the USA in a fascinating three-set final showdown to claim men’s singles title of the General Tyre ITF J5 Junior Tennis Championships at Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Complex, Islamabad on Saturday.
Shoaib lost first set 4-6 but came back from behind to win next two sets 6-3, 6-2.
In the girls’ singles final, Arina Valitova of Russia outclassed Abhilasha Bista of Nepal in a two-set game 6-1, 6-0.
In the boys’ doubles final, USA’s Rohan Belday and Alexander Karman edged passed Nepal’s Aarav Samrat Hada and Aki Zuben Rawat 6-3, 6-1. While in the girls’ doubles final, the Nepali-Russian pair of Abhilasha Bista and Arina Valitova beat Pakistani-Russian pair of Zoha Asim and Ekaterina Suvorova 6-2, 6-0.
Results of in brief:
Boys’ singles final: Muhammad Shoaib (PAK) bt Rohan Belday (USA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Boys’ doubles final: Rohan Belday (USA)/Alexander Karman (USA) bt Aarav Samrat Hada (NEP)/Aki Zuben Rawat (NEP) 6-3, 6-1.
Girls’ singles final: Arina Valitova (RUS) bt Abhilasha Bista (NEP) 6-1, 6-0
Girls’ doubles final: Abhilasha Bista (NEP)/ Arina Valitova (RUS) bt Zoha Asim (PAK)/ Ekaterina SUVOROVA (RUS) 6-2, 6-0
Meanwhile, the sign-in for ITF J5 Juniors Tournament 2020 week II main draw will take place today from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM. The matches will commence on Monday. Following are the results of qualifying matches of the tournament week II:
Boys’ singles qualifying matches week II:
- Aarav Samrat Hada (NEP) bt Ryaan Khawaja Saud (USA) 6-0, 6-0
- Aoi Ooka (JPN) bt Saeed Ahmad Suleman (PAK) 6-0, 6-1. - APP