1st CM Punjab National Women Squash C’ship 2018: Riffat & Amna win Titles

The 1st Chief Minister Punjab National Women Squash Championship-2018, concluded with the Senior title being clinched by Riffat Khan of Wapda who beat Zoya Khalid of Army by 11/5, 11/8, 11/5. The Under 19 girls Title was won by Amna Fayyaz of PIA who beat Noor Ul Huda of SNGPL by 11/5, 11/8, 11/5. .

In the Seniors final Riffat Khan who is 3rd seeded player in this tournament beat top seeded player Zoya Khalid in three sets. Both players started the match in a competitive style with Riffat winning the first set. In 2nd set Zoya played well and was winning 7-5 but Riffat came from behind and won the 2nd set 11/9. In the third and final set again Zoya was leading 6-5 but lost the set 11/9. Thus, Riffat Khan won the final with final scores 11/5,11/9,11/9 which lasted for 23 minutes.

In Under 19, Amna Fayyaz (PIA) beat Noor Ul Huda (SNGPL) with score of 11/5,11/8,11/5 and lasted for 24 minutes. Amna Fayyaz won first set by 11/5 and in 2nd set Noor ul Huda who came from Karachi came back but again lost the set by 11/8. In the 3rd and final set Amna won by 11/5 and won the set and match.

Riffat Khan told to media that she worked very hard to win the final, especially as Zoya is obviously a top seeded player.  I am stuck to my plan and thanks to Almighty that I won the championship. This gives me a lot of encouragement to really work hard for future tournaments.

In concluding ceremony Imran Mukhtar along with Sheraz Saleem and Tariq Farooq Rana distributed trophies and shields to winners and runners-up.


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