KARACHI: The Pakistan U14 tennis team, whose hopes of qualifying for the World Junior Tennis Championship had already been dashed, failed to register a consolation win as they lost their last Group A match of the Asia-Oceania Zone against Vietnam 3-0.
Abdal Haider was beaten by Quang Nguyen 6-1, 6-1 in just over an hour, while Nofil Kaleem was defeated by Tien Nguyen 6-1, 6-0 in 42 minutes.
However, Haider and Kaleem gave their opponents a tough time in the doubles match only to lose 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).
The team was required to win at least two matches in Group A of the Asia-Oceania Zone to progress to the quarter-finals of the qualifiers from their pool which also featured Hong Kong and Vietnam.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 11th, 2013.
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ