LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 18th August, 2016) : Azeem Sarwar, Irfan Saeed, Amir Saeed and Murad Ali breezed into the semi-finals of All Pakistan Nationl Ranking Badminton Tournament after winning their respective matches here on Thursday at Gymnasium Hall near National Hockey Stadium. In the semi-finals, Irfan Saeed will meat Azeem Sarwar and Murad Ali will play Amir Saeed on Friday. Palwasha Bashir, Sidra Hamid, Sehra Akram and Khizra Rasheed moved into the semi-finals of Women Singles after registering victories against their opponents.
Palwasha Bashir will take on Sidra Hamid and Sehra Akram will clash Khizra Rasheed. In the Men Doubles semi-finals, Irfan Saeed and Azeem Sarwar (Wapda) will play Hashir Bashir and Murad Ali and Kashif Sulhari and Kashif Majeed will play Aoun Abbas and Soban Jamil. In the Women Doubles semi-finals, Khizra Rasheed and Sidra Hamid (Wapda) will play Mahnoor Shahzad and Sara Mohmand and Ghazala Saddique and Javeria Tahir (SNGPL) will face off with Saima Waqas and Palwasha Bashir.
Following are the results of the matches:- (Men's Singles Quarter Finals), Men's Singles 1st Quarter Final Azeem Sarwar (Wapda) beat Awais Zahid (Wapda) 20/22, 22/20, 21/8, 2nd Quarter Final Irfan Saeed (Wapda) beat Anjum Bashir (SNGPL) by 21/14, 21/10, 3rd Quarter Final Amir Saeed (Wapda) beat Abdur Rehman (Wapda) by 21/14, 21/16, 4th Quarter Final Murad Ali (NBP) beat Ahsan Qamar (PIA) by 21/16, 21/11. (Women Singles Quarter Finals) Women Singles 1st Quarter Final Palwasha Bashir (NBP) beat Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda) by 23/21, 21/14, 2nd Quarter Final Sidra Hamid (Wapda) beat Ghazala Saddique (SNGPL) by 21/17, 21/13, 3rd Quarter Final Sehra Akram (Wapda) beat Saba Mughal (Wapda) 21/17, 21/16, 4th Quarter Final Khizra Rasheed (Wapda) beat Saima Waqas (Wapda) 21/14, 23/21.
(Men Doubles Quarter Finals) Men Doubles 1st Quarter Final Aoun Abbas & Soban Jamil beat Anjum Bashir & Arsalan Khan (SNGPL) 21/17, 19/21, 21/16, 2nd Quarter Final Kashif Sulhari & Kashif Majeed beat Amir Saeed & Waqas Ahmed (Wapda) 21/19, 21/15, 3rd Quarter Final Hashir Bashir & Murad Ali beat Ali Nawab Dil & Abdur Rehman (Wapda) 23/21, 21/14, 4th Quarter Final Irfan Saeed & Azeem Sarwar (Wapda) beat Shabbar Hussain & Adnan Aziz ( Wapda) 21/16, 21/13.
(Women Doubles Quarter Finals) Women Doubles 1st Quarter Final Khizra Rasheed & Sidra Hamid (Wapda) beat Aqsa Zikria & Kusar Javaid (HEC) 21/12, 21/17, 2nd Quarter Final Mahoor Shahzad & Sara Mohmand beat Huma Javaid & Sehra Akram (Wapda) 21/17,21/18, 3rd Quarter Final Ghazala Saddique & Javeria Tahir (SNGPL) beat Mehmoona Ameer & Saira Razzaq (Wapda) 21/8, 21/14, 4th Quarter Final Saima Waqas & Palwasha Bashir beat Sama Asif & Zubara Butt (HEC) 21/8,21/9. Schedule of tomorrow , Friday matches: Men's Singles semi-finals , 3pm, Women single semi-finals, 3pm, Women doubles semi-finals, 3pm, Men doubles semi-finals 5pm, women doubles final 7pm.