ISLAMABAD - A total of 32 matches were decided in the qualifying event of men’s singles and boy’s U-18 singles on the first day of the First Eastern Testing Services PTF Ranking Tennis Championship 2013 played at Syed Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex on Monday.
Shaheen Mahmood, Hamza Bin Asif, Zaryab Pirzada, Syed Nofil Kaleem, M Muzamil, Malik Hamza, Aqeel Sarfraz and Saad Mubarik qualified for the main draws of men’s singles by winning three matches of qualifying event. In the boy’s U-18 category, Zohair Pirzada, Sibtain Bokhari, Saqib Bilal, Hamza Bin Rehan, Barkatullah, Amir Khan, Hafiz Abdul Ghani and Talal Almas advanced to the qualifying final round.
Managing Director ZTBL Brig Anjum inaugurated the tournament while PTF chief Syed Kaleem Imam, RISJA president Mohsin Ali and others were also present on this occasion.
The draws of boy’s U-18 and men’s singles were taken out by the tournament referee M Arif Qureshi and chief of umpire Shahzad Akhtar Alvi. According to the men’s singles draw, top eieght seeds are Aqeel Khan, Yasir Khan, M Abid, Usman Ejaz, Usman Rafiq, Ahmed Ch, Sanaullah Khan and Shahzad Khan. According to the boy’s U-18 draw, M Mudassar, Arham Atiq, Hasnain Manzoor, M Muzammil, Hamza Bin Asif, Syed Nofil Kaleem, Saad Zafar and Abdal Haider are top eight seeds. The men’s singles matches of main draw will start at 9am today (Tuesday), whereas junior matches will start at 2pm.