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Squash - 16. November 2007.

Mehboob Into Pakistan Quarters

Women's Pakistan Open Squash Championship, Islamabad, Pakistan

1st round:

[1] Christina Mak (HKG) bt Maliha Shahid (PAK) 9-1, 9-1, 9-1 (15m)

[7] Muqaddas Ashraf (PAK) bt Riffat Khan (PAK) 9-0, 9-4, 9-0 (17m)

[4] Deon Saffery (ENG) bt Zoya Khalid (PAK) 9-3, 4-9, 9-4, 9-4 (44m)

[8] Aliya Sarfraz (PAK) bt Gul Zaman (PAK) 9-4, 9-3, 9-3 (15m)

Rushna Mehboob (PAK) bt [6] Saima Shoukat (PAK) 9-2, 7-9, 9-3, 9-2 (33m)

[3] Kirsty McPhee (ENG) bt Habiba Khan (PAK) 9-1, 9-1, 9-0 (15m)

[5] Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) bt Elham Ramezani (IRI) 9-0, 9-0, 9-2 (17m)

[2] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt Sima Padbod (IRI) 9-1, 9-1, 9-0 (12m)



Unseeded Rushna Mehboob beat fellow Pakistani Saima Shoukat, the No6 seed, in the only upset on the opening day of action in the Women's Pakistan Open Squash Championship in Islamabad.



Mehboob won 9-2, 7-9, 9-3, 9-2 in 33 minutes and will now face England's third seed Kirtsy McPhee in the quarter-finals - all four of which will feature local interest.



Quarter-final line-up:

[1] Christina Mak (HKG) v [7] Muqaddas Ashraf (PAK)

[4] Deon Saffery (ENG) v [8] Aliya Sarfraz (PAK)

[3] Kirsty McPhee (ENG) v Rushna Mehboob (PAK)

[2] Donna Urquhart (AUS) v [5] Maria Toor Pakay (PAK)

Issued by Howard Harding on behalf of WISPA

Women’s International Squash Players' Association

Tel: (+44) 1737-243333; Mobile: (+44) 7773-325130; Email: HowHard@aol.com

WISPA: Tel: (+44) 20 7222 1667; Email: wispahq@aol.com

WSQ 4211 15 November 2007

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