Sara, Aqeel, Shahzad in National Tennis final
Sara Mansoor and Sara Mehboob move into the final of ladies’ singles while Aqeel Khan and Shahzad Khan enters into the final of the men’s doubles in the National Tennis Championships.
On the fifth day of championship Men’s Singles and Ladies single semifinals matches were played, where Sara Mansoor and Sara Mehboob entered into the final of their ladies’ singles while Aqeel Khan and Shahzad Khan cruised into the final of the men’s doubles in the National Grass Court Tennis Championships at the Punjab Lawn Tennis Association’s courts, Lahore.
In ladies singles daughter of Former Davis Cupper Rashid Malik, Noor Malik outshine Esha Jawad in a thrilling quarter-final by 6-3, 6-3, but lost the semi-final against top seed Sara Mehboob by 6-1, 6-3. Sara Mansoor outclassed Mehwish 6-1, 7-5 in the second semi-final to enter the final.
In the men’s doubles’ first semi-final, Aqeel and Shahzad defeated Heera Ashiq and Abdul Rehman 6-2, 6-3. Muhammad Abid and Usman Rafique recovered to beat a spirited pair of brothers Muzammil Murtaza and Mudassir 3-6, 7-6, 10-8.
Before the semi-finals, Aqeel and Shahzad beat Asadullah and Barkatullah 6-3, 6-2 in the quarters. Ashiq and Abdul Rehman drafted victory against Ahmed Babar and Sid Siddique 6-3, 7-4.
Muzammil and Mudassir Murtaza fought hard against Abdul Haider and Zahid Mujhaid to win 1-6, 7-6, 10-6 and Muhammad Abid and Usman Rafique carved out a 6-3, 6-1 win against Talha Waheed and Fayyaz Khan.