Ivan stuns Yunes in ITF Pakistan Junior Tennis Championship
15 February, 2022
LAHORE - Unseeded Ivan Lutkin of Russia stunned top seed Yunes Talavar of Iran in a well-contested three-set match in the ITF Pakistan Junior Tennis Championship that commenced at PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad.
According to information made available here on Monday, in the first set, both the players broke the first game of each other and then Ivan did not allow his opponent to settle down and broke the 4th and 6th games of Yunes to finish at 6-1. In the second set, Yunes bounced back well, taking the set 6-2 by breaking the 2nd, 6th and 8th game of Ivan to level the match 1-all. In the final set, Ivan once again excelled and won the set by 6-4. Another exciting match of the day was played between AdiibekMyrzaguzhin of Kazakhstan and Huzaifa Abdul Rehman of Pakistan, which was won by the Kazakh player 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. The doubles draw for boys and girls were also taken out on Monday. PTF President Salim Saifullah Khan visited the Tennis Complex, witnessed the matches and interacted with the participating players, coaches, parents and officials. International community must help avert humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan: PM In the boys’ singles first round, Muhammad Huzaifa Khan (PAK) beat Yahya Luni (BGR) 6-0 6-0; Aril Kayra Tuna (TUR) beat Ibrahim Ashraf (PAK) 6-2, 6-2; Ruslan Serazhetdinow (RUS) beat Ibrahim Sohail (PAK) 6-0 6-1; Liviu Popirlan (ROU) beat Asad Zaman (PAK) 6-4 6-1; Ivan Iutkin (RUS) beat Yunes Talavar (IRI) 6-1 2-6 6-4; Mars Argun (TUR) beat Muhammad Talha Khan (PAK) 6-3 6-3; Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) beat Muaz Malik (USA) 6-1 6-2; Bilal Asim (PAK) beat Esref Kaan Kacar (TUR) 6-4 6-3; Nikita Bortnichek (RUS) beat Evaan Luthra (IND) 6-0 6-2. Hasheesh Kumar (PAK) beat Maciej Zarebski (POL) 6-0 6-4; Dev Kanbarhimatch (ROU) beat Adbul Hanan (PAK) 6-0 6-2; Aldiyar Abzhan (KAZ) beat Muhammad Zaryab Khan (PAK) 6-1 6-1; Nikita Safonov (RUS) beat Sheryaar Anees (PAK) 6-0 6-0; AdiibekMyrzaguzhin (KAZ) beat Huzaima Abdul Rehman (PAK) 4-6 6-3 6-1; Mehmet Onur Turgut (TUR) beat Sami Zeb Khan 6-0 6-2; Ahmad Nael Qureshi (PAK) beat Zein Ionescu (CAN) 6-0 6-0. Attack on Pakistan akin to attack on Iran: Iranian Interior Minister In the girls’ singles first round, Aleksandra Bortnichek (RUS) beat Fatima Ali Raja (PAK) 6-0 6-0; Yeon Joo Cha (KOR) beat Yana Ersado (USA) 6-1 6-0; Sa Rang Lim (KOR) beat Zainab Ali Raja (PAK) 6-0 6-0; Eunsoo Lee (KOR) beat Geetanjali Angati (IND) 6-0 6-4; Seo Hyeon Park (KOR) beat Vlada Budkina (RUS) 6-3 6-2; Taira Abildayeva (KAZ) beat Artina Gashi (GBR) 5-7 6-1 6-2; Renata Garaeva (RUS) beat Amara Khan (PAK) 6-0 6-0.