KARACHI: two seeded players, both from Pakistan, fell prey to unseeded foreigners as their compatriot and second seed Asim Khan survived a scare at the manner to creating it to the sector-finals inside the 13th CNS international Squash Cham­p­ionship on the PN Roshan Khan-Jahangir Khan sq.­ash complex on Friday.

Unseeded Tsz Kuwn Lau of Hong Kong eliminated 6th seed Ahsan Ayaz 11-6, 12-10, eleven-8 in 36 minutes to continue his triumphing streak. He had prevailed 11-3, eleven-7, 11-5 over Iran’s Navid Maleksabet inside the first round fit on Thursday.

further, with a straight win over wildcard Owais Ras­h­eed underneath his belt, Egyptian Youssef Ibrahim sho­cked eighth seed Israr Ahmed 11-6, eleven-6, eleven-6 in 26 mins.

Asim won towards Iran’s Sajad Zareian Jahromi but was stretched to limits before justifying his billing. He stor­med back from two video games down to post 12-14, 9-11, 11-five, eleven-6, 11-6 victory in an agonising 52-minute duel. This was the most effective healthy of the day that went to complete distance.

it may be referred to that Asim had defeated Sajjad within the 2d spherical of DHA Cup additionally.

top seed Arturo Salazar (Mexico), third seed Farhan Mehboob (Pakistan), fourth seed Ammar Altamimi (Kuw­ait), fifth seed Roi Soares (Portugal) and 7th seed Shahjahan Khan chalked up victories over their fighters to develop into the ultimate 8.

Salazar disposed of Tang Ming Hong (Hong Kong) eleven-4, eleven-eight, 11-5 in 21 minutes even as Farhan carved out 11-6, eleven-nine, eleven-7 victory over Henry Leung, additionally from Hong Kong, in 25 minutes.

Altamimi were given the better of Pakistan’s Amaad Fareed eleven-6, 11-6, 11-6 in 23 mins to set a ultimate-8 conflict with Shahjahan who beat Farhan Zaman 15-13, eleven-7, September 11, 11-6 in forty minutes.

Soares, in the meantime, sent Pakistan’s Zahir Shah packing 11-1, eleven-8, 12-10 in 21 minutes.


2d spherical: Arturo Salazar (Mexico) bt Tang Ming Hong (Hong Kong) eleven-four, eleven-8, eleven-5; Youssef Ibrahim (Egypt) bt Israr Ahmed (Pakistan) 11-6, eleven-6, 11-6; Shahjahan Khan (Pakistan) bt Farhan Zaman (Pakistan) 15-13, eleven-7, Sep 11, 11-6; Ammar Altamimi (Kuwait) bt Amaad Fareed (Pakistan) 11-6, eleven-6, 11-6; Farhan Mehboob (Pakistan) bt Henry Leung (Hong Kong) 11-6, 11-nine, 11-7; Tsz Kwan Lau (Hong Kong) bt Ahsan Ayaz (Pakistan) 11-6, 12-10, eleven-eight; Rui Soares (Portugal) bt Zahir Shah (Pakistan) eleven-1, 11-8, 12-10; Asim Khan (Pakistan) bt Sajad Zareian Jahromi (Iran) 12-14, Sept. 11, eleven-five, 11-6, eleven-6.

Saturday’s fixtures:

area-finals: Arturo Salazar (Mexico) vs Youssef Ibrahim (Egypt) at 2pm; Shahjahan Khan (Pakistan) vs Ammar Altamimi (Kuwait) at 2.45pm; Farhan Mehboob (Pakistan) vs Tsz Kwan Lau (Hong Kong) at 3.30pm; Rui Soares (Portugal) vs Asim Khan (Pakistan) at 4.15pm.

posted in sunrise, December eighth, 2018