KP Junior Age Group Girls & Boys Junior Squash C’ship
Peshawar—Laiba Ijaz, Nimra Aqeel, Naeema, Hira Khan in girls Under-15 and Abbas Nawaz, Humam Ahmad, Yaseen Khattak and Mubeen Khan in Boys Under-11 took berth into the semi-finals of the ongoing KP Junior Age Group Girls and Boys Junior Squash Championship being played here at PAF Jansher Khan Squash Complex on Wednesday.
In the Girls quarter-finals top seed Laiba Ijaz recorded straight set victory against Sana Khan, the score was 11-5, 11-6 and 11-6. Laiba fully dominated and did not allow Sana Khan to strike back. In the second quarter-final second seed Nimra Aqeel beat Aqsa by 3-1, the score was 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 and 11-8. Nimra played well and despite conceding the first set, staged a strong comeback by defeating Aqsa by 3-1.
In the other quarter-final matches third seed Hira Aqeel recorded victory against Maryum in four sets battle, the score was 11-9, 8-11, 11-4 and 11-7. Both Hira and Maryum played well and gave each other a tough fight. In the last quarter-finals Naeema beat Maira by 3-0, the score was 11-9, 11-4 and 11-6.
Maryum beat Kalsoom by 3-0, the score was 11-5, 11-8 and 11-7, Aqsa beat Zohra by 3-0, the score was 11-9, 12-10 and 11-6, Hira beat Manahil by 3-0, the score was 11-4, 11-6 and 11-9, Maira beat Eman by 3-0, the score was 11-9, 12-10 and 11-7, Nimra beat Eman Junior by 3-0, the score was 11-3, 11-6 and 11-8, and Laiba beat Dua by 3-0, the score was 11-4, 11-6 and 11-5 in the pre-quarter-finals.
In the Boys Under-11 category Abbas Nawaz, Humam Ahmad, Yaseen Khattak and Mubeen Hamza took berth into the semi-finals after recording victories against their respective rivals in the quarter-finals.
In the first quarter-final match Abbas Nawaz beat Raheem Abass in a thrilling four sets battle, the score was 5-11, 12-10, 11-9 and 11-8. In the second quarter-final Humam defeated Waqas in straight set, the score was 11-4, 11-6 and 11-5, Yaseen Khattak beat Abdullah Nawaz by 3-1, the score was 11-6, 7-11, 11-9 and 11-8 while in the last match Mubeen Hamza beat Owais Ullah by 3-0, the score was 11-6, 11-5 and 11-9.—APP