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Huzaifa, Saqib into the semifinals of junior tennis championship

Huzafia (PAK), Suresh (MAS), Saqib (PAK) and Cheng (TPE) moved into the semifinals of Boy’s singles event of Syed Tajammul Abbas ITF Pakistan World Junior Ranking Tennis Championship at PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad.

Top seeded qualifier from Pakistan, Huzafia Abdul Rehman showed marvellous performance and overpowered top seed Ahmed Zyaan of Britain in straight set 6-3, 6-2. He build up the winning lead 3-1 by breaking 4th game of Zyaan after two duce in the first set. Huzafia kept the same tempo in the second set and build up the winning lead 3-1 by breaking third game to win the set at 6-2 by breaking 7th game of Zyaan while the match lasted 1 hour 26 minutes.   

Saqib Hayat of Pakistan registered victory over 4th seed Thai player Rattanan Siritaworchar in a thrilling and entertaining three set match, he will face Suresh Darrshan of Malaysia in the second semifinal.

In the last quarterfinal Chen Wei-Chen from Chinese Taipei, another qualifier won his match against Muhammad Shoaib of Pakistan in a well-contested two set match and he will face Huzafia Abdul Rehman in the first semifinal.

In the Girls event Maheen Qureshi of Pakistan, Yu-Yun-Li from Chinese Taipei, Turkish Bilgic Sedef and Mert Aysegul have qualified for the semifinals. Maheen Qureshi will face Bilgic Sedef of Turkey and Mert Aysegul from Turkey will face Taipei’s Yu-Yun Li in semifinals today at 10:00 AM.

Maheen Qureshi (PAK) & Yu-Yun-Li (TPE) and Aksu Semra (TUR) & Bilgic Sedef (TUR) have also qualified for the Girls Doubles final which will be played today at 2:00 PM.

Following are the Results:
Boy’s Singles Main Draw Quarter Finals: Players Scores

Huzafia Abdul Rehman (PAK) def Ahmed Zyaan (GBR)   6-2 6-2
2 Cheng Wei-Chen (TPE) def  Muhammad Shoaib (PAK 6-3 6-4
3 Saqib Hayat (PAK) def Rattanan Siritaworchar (THA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
4  Suresh Darrshan (MAS) def Faisal Ghous (CAN) 3-0 
Boy’s Doubles Quarter finals: Players
1 Mathew Yee (HKG) & Muhammad Nouman Aftab (PAK)  def Muhammad Shoaib (PAK) & Saqib Hayat (PAK)
2 Rattanan Siritaworchar (THA) & Suresh Darrshan (MAS)  def Ahmed Asjad Qureshi (PAK) & Huzafia Abdul Rehman (PAK) 
3 Chang Cameron Austin (USA) & Cheng Hsuni Lui (TPE)  def Ahmed Zayyan (GBR) & Athav Neema (IND)
4 Cheng Wei Chen (TPE) & Chou Wen Yi (TPE) def Michael Chung Tinchan (HKG) & Ghouse Faisal (CAN)
Girls Singles Main Draw Quarter Finals: Players Scores
1 Maheen Qureshi (PAK) def Toglukdemir Mina (TUR)  6-0, 6-1
2  Yu-Yun-Li (TPE) def Srujana Rayarala (IND) 6-2, 6-2
3 Bilgic Sedef (TUR) def Piwbangruk Natthapat (THA)  6-2, 6-0
4 Mert Aysegul (TUR) def Aksu Semra (TUR)   6-4, 6-1.
Girls Doubles Semi Finals: Players Scores
1 Maheen Qureshi (PAK) & Yu-Yun-Li (TPE)  def Mert Aysegul (TUR) & Toglukdemir Mina (TUR)  6-4, 6-1
2 Aksu Semra (TUR) & Bilgic Sedef (TUR)  def Ozseker Sevval (TUR) & Piwbangruk Natthapat (THA)  6-3, 3-6, 10-1.

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