Egypt’s Karim advances to GFS Karachi Open Squash quarterfinals

KARACHI:  On the second day of the action-packed GFS Karachi Open Squash Championship 2022, Egypt’s top seed and the former world champion Karim Abdel Gawad thumped Pakistan’s Asim Khan in the second round match to advance into the quarterfinal of the PSA World Tour Bronze Tournament, here on Wednesday.

In the main match of the second day, Egyptian star Gawad sealed a convincing 3-1 victory over Pakistan’s Asim. The former world champion beat Asim by the scores of 10-12,11-7,12-10,11-3, in front of the full capacity crowd. Pakistan squash legend Jahangir Khan also witnessed the keenly followed match.

On the other hand, Pakistan’s top seed Tayyab Aslam and wild card Ashab Irfan also crashed out of the men’s tournament after facing defeats in the second round.

In the women’s event, Malaysia’s Yee Xin Ying upset France’s top seed Enora Villard, while Hong Kong’s Chan Sin Yuk upset Egypt’s Menna Hamed to make their way into the quarterfinals.

In PSA Challenge Tour 20 Tournament, Pakistan’s lone representer Amna Fayyaz crashed out of the event after suffering a crushing defeat by Nadia Pfister.

The tournament will now enter the quarter-final stage on the third day, which will feature number one seed Karim Abdel Gawad and the USA number one Shahjahan Khan in the men’s matches.

Whereas, in the women’s event, Hong Kong’s Ka Yi Lee and England’s Lucy Beecroft will be in action.

Results from day two of the GFS Karachi Open Squash Championship 2022

PSA World Tour Bronze Tournament:

Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) beat Asim Khan (PAK) 10-12,11-7,12-10,11-3

Henry Leung (HKG) beat Todd Harrity (USA) 11-8, 13-11, 11-2

Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG) beat Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) 11-9 12-10 11-4

Omar Mosaad (EGY) beat Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9

Karim El Hammamy (EGY) beat Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-6, 11-7, 11-5

Shahjahan Khan (USA) beat Tayyab Aslam (PAK) 12-10, 7-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5

Youssef Soliman (EGY) beat Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) 11-5, 11-6, 11-4

PSA Challenger Tour 20 Tournament:

Yee Xin Ying (MAS) beat Enora Villard (FRA) 12-10, 11-5, 11-9

Nour Aboulmakarim bt (EGY) beat Nadeen Kotb (EGY) 13-11, 11-7, 11-5

Georgia Adderley (SCO) beat Chan Yiwen (MAS) 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6

Nadia Pfister (SUI) beat Amna Fayyaz (PAK) 11-3 11-5, 11-7

Ka Yi Lee (HKG) beat Ainaa Amani (MAS) 12-10, 11-5, 11-7

Chan Sin Yuk (HKG) beat Menna Hamed (EGY) 10-12, 4-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-8

Lucy Beecroft (ENG) beat Jelena Dutina (SRB) 11-3, 11-3, 11-4