Nayza All Pakistan Junior National Tennis inauguratedLAHORE (November) The Nayza All Pakistan Junior National Tennis Championship 2021 was formally inaugurated here at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Monday. PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), who is also tournament organizer, inaugurated the event at the colourful opening ceremony, which was also attended by players, their families and tennis lovers. Malik thanked Rafum Group CEO Zahid Hussain for his generous support for tennis, which is helping the game flourish further in the province as well as in the country. “The future of Pakistan tennis is bright but the need of the hour is that such sponsors like Rafum should step forward and take their corporate responsibility to support the game, which will help us prepare our players for junior international events like ATF and ITF.”On Monday, The matches were also played in the different age categories and the top seeds advanced to the next round. In the boys U-18 pre-quarterfinals, Mahatir Muhammad beat Kashan Tariq 6-4, 6-1, Muneeb Majeed beat Arman Kamran 6-1, 4-6, 7-1(1), Shaeel Durab beat Shahzaib Zahid 6-3, 6-2, Zaeem Ghafoor beat Muhammad Ali 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 and Faizan Fayyaz beat M Talha Khan 6-0, 6-1. In the boys U-14 pre-quarterfinals, Asad Zaman (McDonald’s) beat M Sohan Noor 4-0, 4-0, Amir Mazari (Aitchison) beat Eesa Bilal 4-0, 4-0, M Talha Khan beat Nade-e-Ali 4-0, 4-0 and Ahtesham Humayun beat Nabeel Ali Qayyum 4-0, 4-0.

Participants of the tournament in a group photo with chief guest Rashid Malik. 1

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