All the seeded players breezed into the semifinals of the SNGPL Pakistan International Squash Circuit-II Men’s and Women’s 2018 after defeating their respective opponents at the Punjab Squash Complex courts on Thursday.
In the first quarterfinal of the day, top seed of the tournament Farhan Zaman defeated Kashif Asif. Kashif Asif had no answers to powerful shots and technical game of Farhan Zaman and lost his encounter 3-0 in just 19 minutes.
Another Pakistan squash hope Farhan Mehboob once again showed his class against spirited Asim Khan after a tough battle of 79 minutes. Both the players weren’t ready to give up and they continued their struggle till the end but it was Farhan Mehboob, who kept his nerves and finally won the marathon match.
Another match of the day was contested between two 4th seed Tayyab Aslam and 7th seed Amaad Fareed and ultimate the winners was Tayyab Aslam, who won the epic encounter by 3-2 in 67 minutes.
Promising talent Ahsan Ayaz beat Syed Azlan Amjad in 28 minutes.
In the senior women quarterfinals, Saima Shaukat thrashed Noorena Shams 11 minutes while Madina Zafar routed Zahab Kamal Khan in 14 minutes. Faiza Zafar outlasted Noor-ul-Huda in 17 minutes and Riffat Khan beat Zoya Khalid in 42 minutes.