Pakistani players not seeded in World Junior Squash Individual C’ships


ISLAMABAD, June 23 (APP): Pakistani players are not seeded in the World Junior Squash Individual Championships, scheduled to be held at Devoy Squash and
Fitness Centre in Tauranga, New Zealand from July 19-24.
According to the World Squash Federation draws, Zeeshan Zeb will compete
with New Zealand’s Lwamba Chileshe in the first round. While Abdul Malik Imran, who got
bye in the first round will take on India’s Yash Fadte in the second round.
Similarly, Mansoor Zaman Junior also got bye in the first round to
contest with Germany’s Tobias Weggen in the second round, while Abbas Zeb will meet
Veer Chotrani of India in the second round after getting bye in the first round.
Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim and Hania El Hammamy are top seeds in the
men’s and women’s events, respectively. Both are the semifinalists of the 2016
championships in Poland.
Ibrahim, an 18-year-old left-hander from Cairo, is ranked 119 in the
world and is expected to face second seed Mohammad Al Sarraj of Jordon in the final.
The 18-year-old from Amman would be the first Jordanian to reach the event’s final.
El Hammamy, also from Cairo but only 16 years old is the reigning
British Junior U19 Open champion. The world No.36 is predicted to line up against
compatriot Zeina Mickawy in the final. From Alexandria, the 18-year-old was runner-up
to El Hammamy in the British Junior Open final in January.