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Bahria Town International 2016





Bahria Town International 2016
23-28 Feb
Rawalpindi, Pakistan, $15k
Round One
25 Feb
26 Feb
27 Feb
28 Feb
[1] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG)
8-11, 10-12, 14-16
Nada Abbas (EGY)
Liu Tsz-Ling
11-13, 6-11, 7-11
Nouran El Torky
Liu Tsz-Ling
7-11, 7-11, 13-15
Tong Tsz-Wing
Liu Tsz-Ling
12-10, 10-12, 7-11, 6-11
Amina Yousry
[7] Nouran El Torky (EGY)
11-7, 11-2, 11-3
[Q] Rushna Mehboob (PAK)
[5] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG)
6-11, 4-11, 5-11
[Q] Catur Yuliana (INA)
Tong Tsz-Wing
9-11, 5-11, 10-12
Vanessa Chu
[4] Vanessa Chu (HKG)
11-6, 12-10, 13-11
[wc] Sadia Gul (PAK)
[Q] Aika Azman (MAS)
6-11, 4-11, 5-11
[3] Maria Toorpakay (PAK)
Maria Toorpakay Wasir
7-11, 10-12, 9-11
Lee Ka Yi
Maria Toorpakay Wasir
5-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9
Amina Yousry
[Q] Sammer Anjum (PAK)
5-11, 4-11, 2-11
[8] Lee Ka Yi (HKG)
Sivasangari Subramanian (MAS)
9-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-7, 8-11
[6] Amina Yousry (EGY)
Amina Yousry
5-11, 10-12, 4-11
Nadine Shahin
Carmen Lee (HKG)
11-7, 7-11, 11-5, 11-8
[2] Nadine Shahin (EGY)
Qualifying Finals:
Aika Azman (Mas) 3-1 Farah Momen (Egy) 11-3, 11-9, 5-11, 11-2 (27m)

Catur Yuliana (Ina) 3-2 Muqaddas Ashraf (Pak) 7-11, 11-7, 12-10, 5-11, 11-5 (37m)
Rushna Mehboob (Pak) 3-0 Zoya Khalid (Pak) 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 (15m)
Sammer Anjum (Pak) 3-0 Madina Zafar (Pak) 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 (21m

First Qualifying Round:
[1] Aika Azman (MAS) (bye)
Farah Momen (EGY) bt [6] Zahab Khan (PAK) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-2 (18m)
[8] Catar Yuliana (INA) bt [L] Faiza Zafar (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 (16m)
[3] Muqaddas Ashraf (PAK) (bye)
[L] Rushna Mehboob (PAK) bt [4] Saima Shoukat (PAK) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 (20m)
[L] Zoya Khalid (PAK) bt [7] Neha Kamal Khan (PAK) 3-0: 1-6, 11-1, 11-7 (16m)
Madina Zafar (PAK) bt [5] Anam Mustafa Aziz (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-5, 11-9 (19m)
[2] Sammer Anjum (PAK) (bye)



Tsz-Ling Takes Bahria Town International Title

Top seed Liu Tsz-Ling recovered from a game down to beat Egypt’s Amina Yousry in the final of the 3rd Bahria Town International Women’s Squash Championship, PSA W15 tournament - lifting her ninth PSA World Tour title in the process.

The 24-year-old from Hong Kong rose to the final after claiming three straight 3-0 victories while World No.63 Yousry, aged just 15, toppled second seed Nadine Shahin and defending champion and home favourite Maria Toorpakai Wazir en-route to a second successive PSA World Tour final.

Yousry, who has undergone a meteoric rise up the world rankings compared to her World No.206 ranking this time last year, outlined her credentials as a future top-tier player as she took an unexpected first game lead against an opponent ranked 22 places above her.

Tsz-Ling battled back though and levelled proceedings after prevailing on the tie-break before she stepped it up a gear in the third to go ahead for the first time in the match.

With Yousry’s resistance broken, Tsz-Ling ramped up the pressure in game four to take a 10-12, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6 victory and win her first PSA World Tour event of 2016.
Home Hopes Reach Bahria Town International Main Draw


Pakistani duo Sammer Anjum and Rushna Mehboob sealed their spots in the main draw of the 3rd Bahria Town International Women’s Squash Championship, PSA W15 tournament after claiming straight games victories over Madina Zafar and Zoya Khalid, respectively, on home soil.

Anjum, who received a bye in the first qualifying round, dominated her fixture with Zafar and sent her opponent into all four corners of the court with regularity as she romped to an 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 victory in just 21 mins.

Hong Kong’s Lee Ka Yi lies in wait for Anjum in the opening round of the main draw where Anjum will aim to reach the quarter-final of a PSA World Tour event for only the third time in her career.

Mehboob, meanwhile, eased past Khalid in a stunning 15-minute salvo and moves on to face Nouran El Torky in the next round.

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s Aika Azman earned her place in the main draw with a 3-1 victory over Farah Momen. Azman has reached the quarter-final stage at least at her last five PSA World Tour tournaments but will need to at her best to defeat third seed Maria Toorpakai Wazir next if she is to keep that run going.

Catur Yuliana was the final qualifying round’s other victor after she prevailed in a tense five-game battle with Muqaddas Ashraf and she will meet Tong Tsz-Wing in round one of the main draw.
 Qualifying Kicks Off In Bahria Town International


The first qualifying round of the 3rd Bahria Town International Women’s Squash Championship, PSA W15 tournament saw a number of local players move through to the next round in Islamabad.

Rushna Mehboob secured her spot in the final round of qualifying after an impressive dismantling of number four seed Saima Shoukat. Mehboob was in complete control throughout the 20-minute encounter and stormed to an 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 victory.

Mehboob will face off with fellow Pakistani player Zoya Khalid for a place in the main draw action after Khalid came through in straight games against Neha Kamal Khan.

Madina Zafar, meanwhile, earned her final qualifying round berth after a magnificent display against Anam Mustafa Aziz. Zafar took the opening two games comfortably and edged the third to set up a next round meeting with Sammer Anjum, who progressed courtesy of a bye.

Elsewhere, Farah Momen claimed a 3-0 victory over Zahab Khan to ensure that she will face the Malaysian top qualifying seed Aika Azman in the next round after Aizman received a bye.

Muqaddas Ashraf and Catur Yuliana will go head-to-head in the other final qualifying round clash with the former also being the recipient of a bye while Yuliana, the only Indonesian female player on the PSA World Tour, downed Faiza Zafar.