Farhan stuns Abbas in squash tourney

Karachi: Unseeded Mohammad pulled an upset against eighth seed Abbas Maniar in the first round of PARCO – Roshan Khan Open Squash 2016 underway here at PN Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex Fleet Club and PAF Museum.

Farhan proved too good for Abbas in the match and took only 23 minutes to record a convincing 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 victory to secure his unexpected place in the second round of the tournament.

Meanwhile, seventh seed Zahir Shah dropped a set before beating qualifier Mohammad Naeem by 11-8, 11-7, 3-11, 11-8 score in 33 minutes.

Sixth seed Asim Khan faced tough resistance from qualifier Amaad Fareed and it took 57 minutes for Asim to record 15-13, 11-2, 7-11, 11-9 victory and prove his seeding.

In another match, Israr Ahmed overpowered Bilal Zakir by 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 score in 32 minutes.