LAHORE - Sheikh Saqib scored upset victory against seeded player Tayyab Aslam in the DCO Lahore National Squash Cup 2016 quarterfinal played here at the Punjab Squash Complex on Friday.

The upset was witnessed in the very first quarterfinal when Saqib played extremely well against Tayyab and outclassed him 11/9, 11/5, 11/7 in 36 minutes. In other important quarterfinal of the day, Danish Atlas Khan registered an outstanding win against Israr Ahmad 11/4, 11/5, 11/3 in 18 minutes. Waqar Mehboob won against Salman Hashmi 11/7, 11/4, 5/11, 11/5 while one of the leading players of the country Farhan Mehboob outpaced Zahir Shah 11/5, 11/9, 11/1 in only 20 minutes.

In the women quarterfinals, Riffat Khan overwhelmed Noor Ul Ain 11/3, 11/1, 11/8 in just 13 minutes, Rushna Mehboob thrashed Komal Khan 11/5, 11/2, 11/5 in only 10 minutes, Madina Zafar took some time to defeat Zoya Khalid 12/10, 11/3, 11/5, 11/4, 11/6 while Saima Shaukat edged out Aiman Shahbaz 11/3, 11/7, 11/4 in 14 minutes. In the men’s semifinals today (Saturday), Sheikh Saqib will play against Danish Atlas and Waqar Mehboob will take on elder brother Farhan Mehboob. In women’s singles semifinals, Riffat Khan will take on Rushna Mehboob while Madina Zafar will vie against Saima Shaukat.