KATHMANDU, April 27: Both the Nepali teams have advanced into the final of the ongoing South Asian Regional Qualifiers Tournament for the ITF Asia U-12 Team Tennis Championship on Thursday.
In boys’ last four match played at the Satdobato Tennis Court, Nepal beat Pakistan 2-1 in the semifinals.
In boys’ singles, Nepal’s Aki Zuben Rawat defeated Pakistan’s Mohammed Hujaifa Khan 6-3, 6-3, while Pakistan’s Hamid Isnar saw off Nepal’s Aarav Samrat Hada 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-0 to level the tie.
In boys’ doubles, Rawat and Hada’s pair overcame Insnar and Khan’s pair 6-2, 6-2 to book the final berth.
Nepal will take on India in the final, as the latter beat Sri Lanka in the other semifinals.
In girls’ category, Nepal defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 in the semifinals.
In girls’ singles, Nepal’s Aza Regmi overcame Sri Lanka’s Raja Karuna Liuekebendra 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, while Nepal’s Subhanghi Laxmi Shah was declared the winner as Sri Lanka’s Hasli was out with retired hurt when it was 4-1.
Nepal will take on India as the latter beat Bhutan 2-0 in its last four clash.
All the four teams will play in the ITF Asia U-12 Team Tennis Championship to be held in Kazakhstan in November.