Sports: Squash: Farhan, Riffat clinches squash tourney titles


Karachi: Fourth seed Farhan Mehboob and unseeded Riffat Khan clinched the titles of 8th DG Rangers Sindh National Squash Championship in men’s and women’s events respectively here at Sindh Rangers Jahangir Khan Squash Complex.

Experienced left-hander Farhan Mehboob proved too good for fifth seeded final clash opponent Tayyab Aslam and recorded a straight-set 11-2, 11-3, 13-11 victory in 36 minutes to claim the title. Farhan cashed Rs. 175,000 while Tayyab pocketed Rs. 115,000 as runner-up.

In a highly unexpected climax of women event, unseeded Riffat Khan brushed aside eighth seed Zoya Khalid recording an 11-5, 6-11, 11-3, 11-4 win in 28 minutes. Riffat received Rs. 52,500 while Zoya collected Rs. 34,500 as runner-up.

Squash legend Jahangir Khan was the Chief Guest at the prize distribution ceremony along with DDG Rangers Brig Imran Munawar.

Men’s Final:

(4) Farhan Mehboob (Wapda) bt (5) Tayyab Aslam (ZTBL) 11-2, 11-3, 13-11 [36 mins]

Women’s Final:

Riffat Khan (ZTBL) bt (8) Zoya Khalid (ZTBL) 11-5, 6-11, 11-3, 11-4 [28 mins]

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