KARACHI: Arham Atiq, Fahad Masood and Ahmed Javed cruised into the men’s singles second round of the ITC Tennis Open that began in Islamabad yesterday. Atiq defeated Shehroze Rohail 6-3, 6-2, while Javed outplayed Richard 6-2, 6-1. Hamza bin Asif defeated Ayaz Qazi 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. Asif also defeated Salar Khan 6-0, 6-0 in the boy’s U18 singles event. In other matches, Babar Ali Akbar overcame Asjad Etizaz 6-3, 6-1, Abid Ali Akbar thrashed Ahmed Murad 6-1, 6-0 and Masood beat Faisal Kamran 7-5, 6-2. Top-seed Aqeel Khan will begin his campaign at the tournament today, while the women’s and men’s event doubles draw will be revealed today.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 21st, 2012.
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