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Local Trio Claim Wins on Opening Day of Pakistan Open

Pakistani trio Tayyab Aslam, Amna Fayyaz and Madina Zafar all claimed victories on the opening day of the Golootlo Pakistan Open Squash Championships held at the DA Creek Club in Karachi.

Aslam, the Pakistan No.1, came back from two finally see off the country’s No.3 player Asim Khan, winning 11-13, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-6 to set up a second round match with top seed and former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad in the men’s PSA World Tour Bronze event.

A trio of Egyptian winners also made their mark in round one of the men’s event, with Shehab Essam upsetting Auguste Dussourd and World Junior Champion Mostafa Asal defeating Kuwait’s Ammar Altamimi by a 3-1 margin.

Wildcards Ahsan Ayaz and Noman Khan exited the tournament at the hands of Ivan Yuen and Iker Pajares Bernabeu, respectively, while there were also wins for Spain’s Edmon Lopez and Englishman Joshua Masters.

Masters will line up against No.2 seed and World No.11 Diego Elias for a place in the quarter-finals.

The women’s PSA Challenger Tour event saw wildcard Amna Fayyaz claim an upset win over Serbia’s Jelena Dutina.

At just 16 years of age, Fayyaz is the youngest player involved in either draw and she dismantled Dutina 3-0 in just half an hour to progress to the last 16, where she will play No.1 seed Yathreb Adel.

Fayyaz will be joined in round two by fellow Pakistani player Madina Zafar, who downed Zoya Khalid to set up a second round fixture with Japan’s Satomi Watanabe.

Farah Momen – the sister of men’s World No.4 Tarek Momen – also claimed an opening day win as she defeated fellow Egyptian Salma Youssef and she will play No.2 seed Nadine Shahin in the next round.

Results – Men’s First Round: 2018 Golootlo Pakistan Open Squash Championships
[9/16] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt Asim Khan (PAK) 3-2: 11-13, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-6 (74 mins)
[9/16] Mazen Gamal (EGY) bt Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-8, 14-12 (35 mins)
[9/16] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [WC] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-2 (29 mins)
Shehab Essam (EGY) bt [9/16] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 3-1: 11-8, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9 (50 mins)
[9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY)  bt Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 3-1: 11-5, 11-9, 11-13 11-4 (38 mins)
[9/16] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt [WC] Noman Khan (PAK) 3-1: 11-6, 9-11, 11-3, 11-3 (33 mins)
[9/16] Edmon Lopez (ESP) bt Baptiste Masotti (FRA) 3-2: 8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 3-11, 11-6 (52 mins)
[9/16] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt Ahmed Hosny (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-7 (25 mins)

Draw – Men’s Second Round
[1] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Tayyab Aslam (PAK)
Mazen Gamal (EGY) v [6] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
[8] Mohamed Reda (EGY) v Ivan Yuen (MAS)
Shehab Essam (EGY) v [4] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)
[3] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) v Mostafa Asal (EGY)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) v [5] Arturo Salazar (MEX)
[7] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) v Edmon Lopez (ESP)
Joshua Masters (ENG) v [2] Diego Elias (PER)

Results – Women’s First Round: 2018 Golootlo Pakistan Open Squash Championships
[WC] Amna Fayyaz (PAK) bt [9/16] Jelenia Dutina (SRB) 3-0: 11-6, 13-11, 12-10 (30 mins)
[9/16] Wen Li Lai (MAS) bt Anam Mustafa Aziz (PAK) 3-0: 11-2, 11-4, 11-5 (11 mins)
[9/16] Enora Villard (FRA) bt [WC] Noor ul Huda (PAK) 3-0: 11-8, 11-3, 11-4 (14 mins)
[9/16] Aika Azman (MAS) bt Sadia Gul (PAK) 3-0: 11-4, 8-2 ret. (11 mins)
[9/16] Eva Fertekova (CZE) bt Riffat Khan (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 (26 mins)
[9/16] Ooi Kah Yan (MAS) bt Arezoosadat Mousavizadeh (IRI) 3-0: 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 (17 mins)
[9/16] Madina Zafar (PAK) bt Zoya Khalid (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (16 mins)
Farah Momen (EGY) bt [9/16] Salma Youssef (EGY) 3-1: 11-8, 11-8, 3-11, 11-8 (30 mins)

Draw – Women’s Second Round
[1] Yathreb Adel (EGY) v [WC] Amna Fayyaz (PAK)
Wen Li Lai (MAS) v [7] Rachel Arnold (MAS)
[8] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) v Enora Villard (FRA)
Aika Azman (MAS) v [3] Zeina Mickawy (EGY)
[4] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) v Eva Fertekova (CZE)
Ooi Kah Yan (MAS) v [5] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS)
[6] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) v Madina Zafar (PAK)
Farah Momen (EGY) v [2] Nadine Shahin (EGY)

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