LAHORE - The McDonald’s Junior National Tennis Championship 2023 witnessed Bilal Asim, Hamza Roman, and Amir Mazari emerge as champions in the U-18, U-16, and U-14 boys singles categories, respectively. This thrilling competition unfolded at the Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy in Nishtar Park on Thursday.
In the U-18 boys singles final, Bilal Asim demonstrated his prowess, securing victory over Hamza Roman with a score of 7-6, 6-1. In a gripping U-18 boys doubles final, Abubakar Talha and Ali Talha defeated Hamid Israr and Hamza Roman with scores of 6-2, 5-7, and 10-4. The U-16 boys singles final saw Hamza Roman emerge victorious over Abubakar Talha with a scoreline of 7-5, 7-6.
In the U-14 boys singles final, Amir Mazari, a student of renowned coach Rashid Malik, triumphed over Hamza Ali Rizwan with a score of 6-1, 7-5. The U-14 boys doubles final saw Abubakar Talha and Zohaib Afzal Malik secure victory over Omer Jawad and Hamza Ali Rizwan with scores of 4-2, 4-1.
In the boys/girls U-12 final, Waqas Janas defeated Hajra Suhail with scores of 4-2, 4-1. The boys/girls U-12 doubles final witnessed Hajra Suhail and Abdur Rehman clinch victory over Junaid Khan and Ahmad Hussain with scores of 4-1, 5-4. In the boys/girls U-10 final, Rashid Ali Bachani emerged victorious over Mustafa Uzair Rana with scores of 4-0, 4-1.
The concluding ceremony was graced by PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) as the chief guest. He distributed prizes to the winners, joined by former PTF Secretary Col (R) Asif Dar. The event was attended by players, their families, and other distinguished individuals. Malik praised the efforts of Secretary Sports Shahid Zaman for the development of tennis in Punjab and expressed optimism that tennis would continue to flourish in the province under his dynamic leadership. He also extended his gratitude to McDonald’s for sponsoring the event and hoped for more such sponsors to step forward in support of this beautiful game.