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Sarfraz & Pakay Claim Upsets In Wah Cantt

2 Sep 2006

Local players Aliya Sarfraz and Anna Batool Kardar scored impressive upsets to claim surprise places in the quarter-finals of the Women's POF Wah Cantt Open at the Jahangir Khan Squash Centre in Wah Cantt, Pakistan.

Sarfraz, a qualifier, defeated compatriot Anna Batool Kardar, the sixth seed, 9-1, 9-5, 10-8, while unseeded Maria Toor Pakay survived a five-game battle with fourth seed Siti Munirah Jusoh to beat the Malaysian 5-9, 10-8, 6-9, 9-3, 9-0.

Meanwhile Malaysians Sharon Wee and Delia Arnold remain on course to meet in the final after overcoming Pakistanis in the first round. Wee, the favourite, beat Zoya Khalid 9-1, 9-1, 9-2, while second seed Arnold despatched qualifier Mahwish Hanif 9-5, 9-2, 9-1.

1st round:
[1] Sharon Wee (MAS) bt Zoya Khalid (PAK) 9-1, 9-1, 9-2
[5] Muqaddas Ashraf (PAK) bt Zeba Pervaiz (PAK) 9-0, 9-0, 9-1
[3] Kirsty McPhee (ENG) bt [Q] Misbah Rani (PAK) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0
Saima Shoukat (PAK) bt Gul Zamen (PAK) 9-1, 9-3, 9-4
[Q] Aliya Sarfraz (PAK) bt [6] Anna Batool Kardar (PAK) 9-1, 9-5, 10-8
Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) bt [4] Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) 5-9, 10-8, 6-9, 9-3, 9-0
[8] Adel Weir (RSA) bt [Q] Irem Jehan (PAK) 9-0, 9-0, 9-3
[2] Delia Arnold (MAS) bt [Q] Mahwish Hanif (PAK) 9-5, 9-2, 9-1