ISLAMABAD: Top seed Aqeel Khan, Nomi Qamar, Yasir Khan and Shahid Afridi moved into the quarterfinals of the Pakistan Open Tennis Championship as 35 matches were decided on the third day of the event at PTF Tennis Complex here on Monday. In the boys’ under-18 event, Kashanul Haq shocked fourth seed Malik Abdul Rehman in a well contested three-set match. He defeated Rehman 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Samir Iftikhar, Usman Rafiq, Mohammad Abid, Faizan Khurram, Sadanul Haq, Jibranul Haq and Heera Ashiq also moved into the quarterfinals of the under-18 event.
In the women’s singles, Maryam Habib, Anoosha Aslam, Iman Qureshi, Rida Khalid, Maheen Dada and Maryum Darakshan moved into the second round after beating their respective opponents in straight sets.
Aqeel Khan beat Heera Ashiq 6-2, 6-4
Nomi Qamar beat Sadanul Haq 6-2-6-1
Yasir Khan beat Taimoor Mehmood 6-0, 6-3
Shahid Afridi beat M. Waqas Malak 7-5, 6-3
Maryam Habib beat Anila Bibi 6-4 ,6-4
Anoosha Aslam beat Irum Amanat 6-0, 6-0
Iman Qureshi beat Saima Rehman 6-0, 6-0
Rida Khalid beat Aryal Asfar 6-0, 6-0
Maheen Dada beat Sadia Rafaqat 7-6(3), 6-2
Marium Darakshan bat Raymal Mumtaz 6-2, 6-3
Boys U-18 singles:
Samir Iftikhar beat Wasil Kaleem 6-3, 6-2
Usman Rafiq beat Nameer Shamsi 6-1, 6-4
Kashanul Haq beat Malik Abdul Rehman 6-4, 1-6, 6-3