Humam Ahmad in Under-15 and Abbas Nawaz and Noor Zaman in the Under-17 categories advanced to next round in the ongoing All Pakistan National Junior Boys Squash Championship being played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Thursday.
Former World Champion Qamar Zaman was the chief guest during the first round matches wherein top seeded Humam Ahmed of PAF defeated Muhammad Azaan in straight sets, the score was 11-4, 11-7 and 11-9 in 22 minutes. Humam Ahmed, who came after a long time from the eye injuries he got during the National Camp currently setup in Islamabad, played well but look tired and not in his actual form. It was actually in the third game wherein in faced a denting task in beating his rival Muhammad Azaan with his excellent drops and some perfect smashes, otherwise Muhammad Azaan Khalil played well with his attacking display.
In the other matches of the Under-15 category Yaseen Khattak (PAF) beat Omer Arshad of Punjab by 3-0, the score was 11/4,11/1,11/5 (16min), qualifier Varun Asif (PB) beat Moin Ud Din (PB) 3-0, the score was 11/7,11/8,11/5 (18min), Azlan Khawar (PB) beat M. Idrees Khan (KP) 3-0, the score was 11/4,11/1,11/3 (12min), Mehmood Mehboob (PB) beat M.Hanif (PAF) 3-2, the 9/11, 11/6, 7/11, 11/9, 12/10 (41min), Saboor Khan (PAF) Zain Anwar (PB) beat 3-1.—APP