Aqeel Khan, Ushna Sohail lifts EAM & SEM Memorial National Tennis Championship
Top Tennis ace Aqeel Khan and Ushna Sohail trashed their respective opponents to win the men’s and women’s singles titles of the 2nd EAM & SEM Memorial National Tennis Championship at the Karachi Gymkhana, Karachi.2nd EAM & SEM Memorial Tennis Championships Karachi Gymkhana
The Sindh Tennis Association organized the grade one tournament named EAM & SEM Memorial Tennis Championship under the auspices of Pakistan Tennis Federation where Pakistan’s # 1 Aqeel Khan win men’s singles title while Ushna Sohai won the women’s singles title at Karachi Gymkhana, Karachi.
Aqeel was in a good nick as he did not allow his opponent Abid Mustaq to play freely and continued his aggressive approach to win the title with the final score line of 6-4, 6-2. Aqeel Khan won the top prize of 120,000 for winning the men’s singles title while Abid of Lahore won Rs 60,000 and the runners-up trophy.
In the ladies final, talented Lahori player Ushna Sohail overcame a stiff challenge from Sar Mansoor to win the title in style with the final score line of 7-5,6-4.
In the under-18 final, Shoaib Khan was extended fully by talented Nouman Aftab before emerging victorious. M Dada won the under-16 final while under-14 final was won by Hashish Kumar.
PTF senior vice president Khalid Rehmani thanked the sponsors for substantially enhancing the prize money by Rs 300,000 which attracted the top players and boosted the game of tennis in the country. “Fifty leading players of the country took part in this impressive championship which is an honour for us,” said Rehmani.
Abbas Merchant, son of late Ebrahim Merchant and the main sponsor, also spoke on the occasion besides former Davis Cupper Saeed Hai.
Men’s Singles: Aqeel Khan bt Abid Mustaq (LHR) 6-4, 6-2
Women’s Singles: Ushna Sohail bt Sara Mansoor 7-5,6-4
U-18 Singles: Shoaib Khan bt Nouman Aftab 5-7,6-2,6-3
U-16 Singles: M Dada bt Nalain Abbbas 6-4,6-1
U-14 Singles: Hashish Kumer bt Ibarahim 4-6,6-4,6-2.
U-12 Singles: Mahatir Muhammad bt Hamza Roman 6-0, 7-6, 10-1
U-10 Singles: Hamza Roman bt Zain Mustafa 8-0.