Malik, Talha score wins in ITF Seniors Ranking Tennis.


LAHORE -- Rashid Malik (ZTBL) and Talha Waseehd (Gas and Oil Pakistan) registered comfortable victories in the 34th Maple Leaf Cement Pakistan ITF Seniors Ranking Tennis Championship men's singles 40 and 45 plus categories here at the PLTA grass courts on Tuesday.

PLTA Secretary and former Davis Cupper Rashid Malik graced the colorful opening ceremony as chief guest and formally inaugurated the event. A good number of players, their families and tennis lovers were also present on the occasion.

In 45 plus men's singles, Rashid Mailk of ZTBL was up against Sajjad Rasool of Aitchison College. Malik was in sublime form and played superb tennis to outpace his spirited opponent Sajjad by 6-2, 6-2 to move into the next round. In another match of this category, Hassan Saeed overpowered struggling Fayyaz Khan by 6-2, 6-0.

In 40 plus men's singles, Talha Waheed (Gas and Oil Pakistan Ltd) outperformed Humayon Rana 6-1, 6-4. Talha started the first set in great style and put his...

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