LAHORE: Mohammad Haris Qasim set a showdown with Zeeshan Zeb in the U19 final of FMC Independence Day National Junior Squash Championship after winning their respective ties here on Friday at PSA complex.
Haris (PB) fought a four set battle before overcoming spirited Uzair Shaukat (PAF) 11/5,11/1,11/13,11/8 after 37 minutes struggle.
After winning the first two sets and seeing the victory at the threshold, Haris lost his concentration and paid the price in shape of losing the third set. However, in the fourth set, he demonstrated a higher brand of quality squash and received applause from a handful gathering with greater agility and anticipation, specially picking the ball closer to the tin and its smart placing.
The final will be played tomorrow, Saturday and Senior Vice President, Pakistan Squash Federation, Air Marshal, Shahid Alvi will be the guest of honour.
In the second semi-final, Zeeshan (KP) seemed in hurry in wrapping up his semi-final tie against Ahmad Hassan (PAF) whom he beat with ease and comfort in straight sets in 18 minutes with a scoreline of 11/1,11/8,11/7.