ISLAMABAD: The players who successfully reached the semifinals of Pakistan Squash Circuit-I being played at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad are Zoya Khalid, Madina Zafar, Faiza Zafar and Amna Fayyaz in the women’s event and Farhan Zaman, Farhan Mehboob, Ammad Fareed and Israr Ahmed in the men’s event.
In a thrilling match, Zoya Khalid brushed aside Noor-ul-Ain Ejaz with the game score 12-10, 11-4, 11-4 in 17 Min, while Madina Zafar defeated Moqaddas Ashraf with the game score 6-11, 11-4, 4-0 (Retd) in a match lasted for 21 Minutes. The 3rd quarterfinal was a thrilling match between Faiza Zafar and Riffat Khan. Faiza won the match with the game score 4-11, 11-2, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6 in 35 Minutes. In the last quarterfinal of the day, Amna Fayyaz outclassed Noor UI Huda in just 19 minutes with the game score of 11-7, 11-7, 11-7.
In the men’s event, Farhan Zaman and Zahir Shah. Zahir won the game with a score of 6/11; however, Farhan came back in the next game and displayed superb stroke play, winning him the game with the game score 11/8. The third game was also a nail-biter which was won by Zahir with the score 9/11 but Farhan came back strongly in the match and booked his place in the semifinals by winning the fourth & fifth game with the game score of 11/4 & 11/7.
The match lasted for 42 minutes. In the 2nd Quarter Final experienced Farhan Mehboob defeated Danish Atlas with the game score of 11/9, 14/12, 6/11 & 11/6. The match lasted for 39 minutes. The 3rd quarterfinal was played between Ammad Fareed and Tayyab Aslam. Ammad outclassed Tayyab in 47 minutes match winning in straight sets with the score 11/5, 15/13 & 11/6. The fourth quarter-final was played between Israr Ahmed and Asim Khan. Both the players exhibited exquisite game of squash and entertained the spectators with some excellent shots. However, Israr Ahmed won the match with the game score of 11/8, 11/13, 11/6 and 11/7. The match lasted for 72 minutes.
Semi Finals of both Men & Women events would be played on May 12, 2018.