LAHORE - Rising stars Abdur Rehman and Hajra Sohail reached the finals of their respective categories in the Talat Rafiq Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022 here at PLTA Courts on Friday.

In the boys U-14 semifinals, Abdur Rehman (SICAS) outpaced Sohaan Noor by 8-5 while Amir Mazari (Aitchison) took little time to brush aside Eesa Bilal by 8-1. In the boys/girls U-12 semifinals, Abdur Rehman outsmarted Aalay Husnain by 8-2 while Hajra outlasted Bismal Zia by 8-1.

In the girls U-16 semifinals, Hajra Sohail maintained her supremacy and this time, she trounced young Fatima by 8-1. In the boys/girls U-10 semifinals, Hajra Sohail blanked her opponent Taha Asad, crushing him by 8-0 while Ehsan Bari outpaced Ameen Abdullah 8-3. All the finals will be played today (Sunday) followed by a colorful concluding ceremony.

Both Abdur Rehman Sohail and Hajra Sohail - brother and sister - are brilliant students of renowned coach Rashid Malik (SBP Head Coach) and they are being trained and coached by coach Malik, who has dubbed them as future tennis stars. According to Malik, both the future stars have potential and with more hard work, training and facilities, they can do wonders at a higher level.