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Pakistani duo Sammer Anjum and Rushna Mehboob sealed their spots in the main draw of the 3rd Bahria Town International Women’s Squash Championship, PSA W15 tournament after claiming straight games victories over Madina Zafar and Zoya Khalid, respectively, on home soil.

Anjum, who received a bye in the first qualifying round, dominated her fixture with Zafar and sent her opponent into all four corners of the court with regularity as she romped to an 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 victory in just 21 mins.

Hong Kong’s Lee Ka Yi lies in wait for Anjum in the opening round of the main draw where Anjum will aim to reach the quarter-final of a PSA World Tour event for only the third time in her career.

Mehboob, meanwhile, eased past Khalid in a stunning 15-minute salvo and moves on to face Nouran El Torky in the next round.

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s Aika Azman earned her place in the main draw with a 3-1 victory over Farah Momen. Azman has reached the quarter-final stage at least at her last five PSA World Tour tournaments but will need to at her best to defeat third seed Maria Toorpakai Wazir next if she is to keep that run going.

Catur Yuliana was the final qualifying round’s other victor after she prevailed in a tense five-game battle with Muqaddas Ashraf and she will meet Tong Tsz-Wing in round one of the main draw.

Results – Final Qualifying Round: 3rd Bahria Town International Women’s Squash Championship 2016
[1] Aika Azman (MAS) bt Farah Momen (EGY) 3-1: 11-3, 11-9, 5-11, 11-2 (27m)
[8] Catur Yuliana (INA) bt [3] Muqaddas Ashraf (PAK) 3-2: 7-11, 11-7, 12-10, 5-11, 11-5 (37m)
[L] Rushna Mehboob (PAK) bt [L] Zoya Khalid (PAK) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 (15m)
[2] Sammer Anjum (PAK) bt Madina Zafar (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 (21m)

Main Draw – First Round
[2] Nadine Shahin (EGY) v Carmen Lee (HKG)
Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) v [6] Amina Yousry (EGY)
[8] Lee Ka Yi (HKG) v [Q] Sammer Anjum (PAK)
[Q] Aika Azman (MAS) v [3] Maria Toorpakai Wazir (PAK)
[4] Vanessa Chu (HKG) v [WC] Sadia Gul (PAK)
[Q] Catur Yuliana (INA) v [5] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG)
[7] Nouran El Torky (EGY) v [Q] Rushna Mehboob (PAK)
Nada Abbas (EGY) [1] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG)

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