Kanzy Canters Into Wah Cantt Semis

22 Aug 08

Egyptian schoolgirl Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy continued her giant-killing run in the Women's POF WISPA Wah Cantt Open when she upset her second successive local seed in today's quarter-finals of the $10,000 WISPA World Tour squash event at the Jahangir Khan Squash Complex in Wah Cantt, Pakistan.

The championship moved comfortably into its second day of action in the Pakistan city despite two major suicide bomb blasts 24 hours earlier in which more than 60 people were killed.

Unseeded El-Defrawy, a 14-year-old from Alexandria making her debut in the main draw of a Tour event, despatched eighth seed Rushna Mehboob, from Lahore, 11-5, 11-3, 11-2 in just 13 minutes.

The plucky youngster will now face her third Pakistani opponent when she meets Maria Toor Pakay for a place in the final. The 17-year-old Pakistan number one from Islamabad beat compatriot Zoya Khalid 11-0, 11-5, 11-3.

The other semi-final will be an Anglo/Australian clash between top seed Lisa Camilleri and third seed Fiona Moverley. Queenslander Camilleri defeated Egypt's fifth seed Nouran El Torky 11-8, 11-4, 11-4, while Moverley, from Yorkshire, beat unseeded Pakistani Saima Shoukat 11-3, 11-7, 11-6.

Quarter-finals:
[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [5] Nouran El Torky (EGY) 11-8, 11-4, 11-4 (24m)
[3] Fiona Moverley (ENG) bt Saima Shoukat (PAK) 11-3, 11-7, 11-6 (16m)
Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (EGY) bt [8] Rushna Mehboob (PAK) 11-5, 11-3, 11-2 (13m)
[2] Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) bt [7] Zoya Khalid (PAK) 11-0, 11-5, 11-3 (14m)