Tayyab, Bokhari advance to quarter-finals

Pakistan squash players progress in world junior championship.


Our Correspondent August 13, 2014

KARACHI: Asian Junior Champion Tayyab Aslam continued his good run in the ongoing squash World Junior Individual Championship, progressing to the last eight after beating Auguste Dussour 3-0 in the fourth round in Windhoek, Namibia on Wednesday.

Tayyab hardly faced any pressure from Dussourd and came out on top with a 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 victory.

Compatriot Ali Bokhari, who is a former Asian Junior Champion, also stormed into the quarter-finals after thumping South Africa’s Laurence Kuhn in straight sets. It took just half an hour for Bokhari to beat Kuhn 11-4, 11-6 and 11-9.

Meanwhile, Israr Ahmed became the second Pakistani to crash out of the event following Asim Khan’s defeat. He was beaten 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 by Egypt’s Mohamed el Gawarhy, who had downed Asim as well.

So far, no Pakistani has been able to win the title and only Amir Atlas Khan and Yasir Butt have ended up as runners-up in previous editions of the tournament.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2014.

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