ISLAMABAD - As many as 30 matches were decided on Monday in the 1st Benazir Bhutto (Shaheed) National Ranking Tennis Championship being played here at Islamabad Tennis Complex.

Top seed Aqeel Khan, Heera Ashiq, M Abid, Yasir Khan and second seed Shahzad Khan marched into the second round by beating their respective opponents. The best encounter of the day was played between fourth seed Yasir Khan and Malik Abdul Rehman. Yasir won the first set 6-3 by breaking 7th game of Abdul Rehman. It was 6-all in the second set, as both players held their services. The set was decided on the tie break, which Rehman won 8-6. Yasir played better game in the third and final set to avoid major upset and took it 6-3.

Muzamil Murtaz, Saqib Umer, Abdal Haider, Barkatullah, Aman Atiq, Haris Irfanul Haq, Asadullah and Syed Nofil Kaleem moved into the quarterfinals of the U-18 category while in U-14 singles first round, M Said, Hamza bin Rayan, Nalain Abbass, Aqib Umer, Amin Shafi, Noman Aftab, Rayan Jawad and Shoaib Khan registered victories and advanced to the next round.

In the ladies singles first round, Eshaal Khan beat Bhaktawar 6-1, 6-1: Ramal Mumtaz beat Shiza 6-4, 6-1: Alena Aftab beat Oreen Wazir 6-0 6-0: Yafiya beat Fatima 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.