Nasir, Farhan on course to meet in the final

Karachi: Top seed Nasir Iqbal and second seed Farhan Zaman have won their respective quarterfinal matches to confirm their expected place in the semifinals of 9th DG Rangers (Sindh) National Squash Championship 2015 here Tuesday at Sindh Rangers Jahangir Khan Squash Complex.

Favourite Nasir Iqbal, representing WAPDA, defeated sixth seed Mohammad Asim Khan of SNGPL by 11-3, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4 score in 43 minutes.

Third seed Tayyab Aslam of ZTBL dispatched unexpected opponent Raees Khan of Army after dropping a set by 5-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-3 score in 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, seasoned left-handed player Farhan Mehboob of WAPDA, who is seeded fourth in the event thrashed unseeded opponent Zahir Shah of KPK taking only 17 minutes to record 11-5, 11-3, 11-4 victory.

Second seed Farhan Zaman took 19 minutes to beat eighth seed Waqar Mehboob of ZTBL by 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 score.

In women’s event quarterfinals, favourite Sadia Gul of SNGPL eliminated Rushana Mehboob of ZTBL by 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 score in 35 minutes.

Third seed Muqaddas Ashraf of WAPDA defeated qualifier Komal from KPK recording an 11-13, 11-3, 11-5, 11-2 win in 18 minutes.

Unseeded Faiza Zafar of NUST University stunned fourth seeded Saima Shoukat of WAPDA recording an 11-3, 10-12, 12-10, 11-7 victory in 34 minutes.

In semifinals, she will face second seed Sammar Anjum of SNGPL, who defeated fifth seed Raffat Khan of WAPDA registering a formidable 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 victory in 18 minutes.