Suleman stuns Mansoor in a marathon squash final

Karachi: Second seed Suleman Saleem pulled an impressive upset against favourite Mansoor Zaman in the final of boys U-19 event in 5th Rehana Nazar Rashidabad National Junior Squash Championship 2016, which concluded at Rehana Nazar Squash Complex in Rashidabad (Tandoallahyar).

Suleman won the first set 11-6 but Mansoor made a strong comeback and took the lead 2-1 after winning the second and third set by 11-7 and 11-6 score. However, Suleman was not in a mood to lose the match and now it was his turn to bounce. He won the remaining two sets to record 11-6, 7-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-6 victory and annexed the title to his name.

Suleman received a cash prize of Rs 11400 while Mansoor pocketed Rs.7800 as runner-up in the event.

In girls Under-19 final, favourite Madina Zafar took only 19 minutes to beat second seed Noor ul Huda recording a convincing 11-6, 11-4, 11-4 victory. She cashed Rs.9500 while runner-up received Rs.6500.

In boys Under-17 climax, top seed Abbas Zaib overcame stubborn Abdul Malik eventually recording a 11-7, 12-14, 11-5, 3-11, 11-3 victory after a five-set encounter. Abbas cashed Rs.9500 and unseeded Malik took away Rs.6500 as runner-up.

Top seed Talha Alam was taken to full-stretch of the game by second seed Uzair Shaukat before he won the boys Under-15 final by 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5 score. He received Rs.7600 while Uzair bagged Rs.5200.

In boys Under-13 summit clash, favourite Mohammad Asadullah defeated unseeded Ali Sher by 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 11-2 score. Winner Asad received Rs.5700 while Ali cashed Rs.3900.

In boys Under-11 final, top seed Ammad recovered from a set down to beat Huzaifa by 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 score. Ammad received Rs.5700 while Huzaifa collected Rs.3900.

Favourite Komal Khan defeated Amna Fayyaz by 4-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6 score to claim girls Under-15 title. Komal cashed Rs.7600 while Amna received Rs 5200.