Pakistan’s Natalia Zaman upset third seed Ekaterina Suvorova of Russia in the girls singles quarterfinals of the ITF Pakistan ITA-Midcourt International Junior Tennis Championships being played at PTF Tennis Complex Islamabad.
Natalia beat her superior opponent Ekaterina Suvorova by 7-5, 6-4. The Pakistani hope played well and held her nerves to win the hard-fought first set by 7-5. She played comparatively better tennis in the second set and conceded four points to win the set 6-4, thus booked berth in the semifinals.
In other girls singles quarterfinals, Abhilasha Bista of Nepal played tremendous tennis against India’s Sai Harshitaa Adivi and trounced her 6-0, 6-0 while Daria Stefania Malaescu of Romania outpaced Olga Sorochkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3 and USA’s Goetz Taylor, the girls singles title winner of the last event, comfortably overcome Nepal’s Sharvani Shrestha 6-3, 6-1.
In the boys singles quarterfinals, Aarav Samrat Hada (NEP) beat Nikita Safonov (RUS) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, USA’s Abhishek Thorat, who won the boys singles title in the last event, had to struggle hard to beat Dimitry Bessonov (RUS) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, Amir Asylkozhaev (RUS) beat Aryan Giri (NEP) 6-1, 6-0 and Mujtaba Ali Khan (USA) beat Teano Balducci (FRA) 6-1, 6-2.
In the boys doubles quarterfinals, Aarav Samrat Hada/Aki Zuben Rawat beat Nikita Safonov/Fedor Sosedkin 6-2, 6-3; Dev Kanbargimath/Abhishek Thorat beat Aryan Giri/Hamid Israr 6-4, 6-1; Amir Asylkozhaev/Dmitry Bessonov beat Teano Balducci/Haider Ali Rizwan 6-2, 6-1; Mujtaba Ali Khan/Ferdi Tangal beat Abdullah Adnan/Sami Zeb Khan 6-4, 6-2. In the girls doubles quarterfinals, Abhilasha Bista/Taylor Goetz beat Soha Ali/Natlia Zaman 6-1, 6-2; Daria Stefania Malaescu/Sharvani Shrestha beat Zara Khan/Fatima Ali Raja 6-0, 6-1.