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Squash: Khushal, Uzair reach Japan Junior Open quarter-finals

PESHAWAR : Khushal Riaz, resident of Peshawar, defeated Zi Tao Yu of Hong Kong in junior squash open championship being played in Japan and qualified for quarter final.

According to a press release, Junior open Squash Championship began in Yokohama, Japan where two matches were played on the first day of the tournament.

In under 15 category the first match of Khushal Riaz was against the Japan No-1 Souta Maekawa, which was won by Khushal with 3-0 margin and qualified for next round. The overall score of the match was 11-1, 11-2, and 11-3.

The second round match was played against Zi Tao Yu of Hong Kong in which Khushal Riaz defeated this experienced player with 3-0 margin.

The total score of the match was 11-5, 11-4, and 11-6. Khushal made up-set when he defeated the second seed of the tournament with high margin. He will play quarter final on Wednesday to represent the country.

In under-17 category Pakistani squash player Uzair Shaukat defeated Japan player Takaki Yamauchi with 3-0 margin after an interesting competition. In next round Uzair played his match against Japan top seed Keito Masui in which he defeated him with 3-0 margin.

Thus both players from the country qualified for quarter final in two important categories.

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