Pakistan beat second-seeds Singapore 2-1 at the World Juniors Tennis (WJT) pre-qualifying round for Asia-Oceania Zone in Kuching, Malaysia yesterday.
The team remained unbeaten during their maiden appearance in the tournament after recording wins over Turkmenistan 3-0, Sri Lanka 3-0, and Syria 2-1 to reach the final of the group stage.
The team will now take on top-seeds Vietnam for a place in the WJT finals that takes place in August. In the first tie against Singapore, Muzammil Murtaza beat Timothy Sing Tech Kuah. Asian under-14 number one Nofil Kaleem outplayed Tze Ming Law before Singapore hit back in the doubles rubber as their players Law and Enzo Chua defeated Muzammil and Abdaal Haider.
In the girls under-16 WJT qualifiers , Pakistan defeated Jordan 3-0 to finish third in Asia-Oceania Group A matches.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 23rd, 2013.