The three tennis doubles finals took place this afternoon at the Parkland's Sports Club. With Canada providing both finalists in each match, the finals were a tense affair between the players and the crowd, many of whom had family allegiances to both finalists!
In the women's doubles Zahra Ahamed and Samira Lakhani played two great sets against Mubina Alidina and Nasreen Maherali before claiming the championship. The score in the first set was 6-3. The second set was rather heated; there was a tie at six games each but Samira and Zahra pulled through to win.
In the mixed doubles, Zahra and Samira faced each other. Nadeem Kassam joined Zahra and Ali Javer partnered up with Samira. In the first set, Samira and Ali won the first few games but ended up being defeated by Zahra and Nadeem 6-3. In the second set, Zahra and Nadeem kept the lead from the outset. From 2-1, they pushed through with a final score of 6-3 and 6-1.
The last but most awaited match was the men's doubles final. Two teams of brothers faced off for this final match. It was Nadeem and Najeed Kassam against Adil and Irfan Shamasdin. The Shamasdin brothers won a straight sets victory although the Kassam brothers held out for several deuces in the second set. The final score was 6-2 and 6-1.