Aisha wins junior girls title at ISC Open

Sports Friday 19/February/2016 17:41 PM
By: Times News Service
Aisha wins junior girls title at ISC Open

Muscat: Talented Omani player, Aisha bint Ali Al Suleimani won the junior girls title at the on-going ISC/Muscat Pharmacy Open Junior Tennis Tournament organized by the Indian Social Club Oman.
Aisha captured the junior girls title after recording an emphatic 6-1, 6-0 victory over her challenger Charvi Attri.
Oman’s top junior player, Abdullah bin Hamdi Al Baarwani advanced to the final of the boys unde-18 singles event. In the semi final, the top seed coasted to a convincing 6-1, 6-1 victory over Zakariya Al Suleimani. The scoreline does not do justice to the fine effort put up by Zakariya. In a match of two hard hitters, Zakariya broke Abdullah in the very first game but Abdullah’s superior frame of mind and variety of strokes made all the difference. Zakariya put in a good number of first serves but was found lacking when it came to facing up to the superior groundstrokes from the top seed.
Second seed in the boys under-18 singles, Younis bin Tufail Al Rawahi will take on third seed Subash Pillai in the second semi-final. Younis advanced to the last four after overcoming Yash Tanna 8-4 in the quarter final. At one stage Yash rallied from 0-3 down to level at 4-all but the left-handed Omani went into top gear to win the next four games for a place in the last four. Third seed Subash Pillai advance to the semi-final after notching up a convincing 8-3 victory over Muneer Al Rawahi in the quarter final.
The top doubles team of Abdullah Al Barwani and Younis Al Rawahi progressed to the final of the junior doubles event. In a thrilling semi-final, the top seeds scored a brilliant 6-2, 6-4 victory the fourth seeded team of Tim Rutherford and Zakariya Al Suleimani. In a high-intensity doubles encounter, Tim and Zakariya made a brilliant attempt and posed anxious moments for the top seeds. Abdullah and Younis though settled down to gain control of the second set and won it for a place in the final against the second seeded duo of Subash Pillai and Yash Tanna who demolished the duo of Hassan Haider and Avigyan Bhattacharya in the semi final. The boys under-14 singl and the junior doubles final is scheduled to be played this evening (Saturday) starting at 7pm.