Top seeds move to 2nd round of ITF J5 Junior Tennis C’ships
ISLAMABAD: As many as 21 matches were decided on the opening day of the main draw matches of the General Tyre ITF J5 Junior Tennis Championships week II at the PTF Complex, Islamabad on Monday. All the seeded players moved into the second round by winning their respective matches in straight sets, except the fixture between Ruslan Serazhetdinov of Russia and Mahatir Muhammad Khan of Pakistan. Ruslan struggled hard to win his encounter against Mahatir in a well-contested three-set match. The match lasted for one hour and 45 minutes. The other best match of the day was played between Subhan bin Salik of Pakistan and Aki Zuban Rawat of Nepal. Subhan won the first set at 7-5, after breaking 11th game of Rawat. Rawat won the second set at 6-4 by breaking 10th game of Subhan at the score of 0-40, by hitting some shots down the line. In the final set Rawat was in full command and did not allow Subhan to settle down throughout the set with his powerful forehand and backhand drives and won the final set at 6-1 by breaking 4th and 6th game of Subhan. In the girl’s singles, Maleeha Khalid won the match against compatriot Sheeza Sajid. - APP html>