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Kanzy Captures Ashraf Crown

21 Aug 2008

Local star Muqaddas Ashraf, the No4 seed, crashed out of the Women's POF WISPA Wah Cantt Open today after a shock straight games defeat by unseeded Egyptian schoolgirl Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy in the first round of the $10,000 WISPA World Tour squash event at the Jahangir Khan Squash Complex in Wah Cantt, Pakistan.

El-Defrawy, a 14-year-old from Alexandria making her debut in the main draw of a Tour event, despatched 21-year-old Ashraf 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 in just 18 minutes - and now faces another Pakistani for a place in the semi-finals.

Rushna Mehboob, the eighth seed from Lahore, needed only four minutes to claim her place in the quarter-finals, beating Gul Zaman after her fellow countrywoman, a qualifier, retired injured after one game.

Ashraf's surprise early exit was balanced by the surprise success of fellow Pakistani Saima Shoukat - the unseeded 23-year-old from Lahore who ousted sixth-seeded Iranian Sima Padbod 11-7, 11-6, 11-5.

1st round:
[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt Aliya Sarfraz (PAK) 11-6, 11-2, 11-4 (12m)
[5] Nouran El Torky (EGY) bt [Q] Zeba Pervaiz (PAK) 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 (17m)
[3] Fiona Moverley (ENG) bt [Q] Habiba Khan (PAK) 11-0, 11-0, 11-3 (15m)
Saima Shoukat (PAK) bt [6] Sima Padbod (IRI) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 (15m)
[8] Rushna Mehboob (PAK) bt [Q] Gul Zaman (PAK) 11-1 ret. (4m)
Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (EGY) bt [4] Muqaddas Ashraf (PAK) 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 (18m)
[7] Zoya Khalid (PAK) bt [Q] Mahwish Hanif (PAK) 14-12, 4-11, 14-12, 11-3 (30m)
[2] Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) bt Irina Assal (RUS) 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (19m)