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Pakistan’s Ashab Irfan wins squash tournament in US


Pakistan’s rising squash star, Muhammad Ashab Irfan, secured a momentous victory at the Rochester Proam Squash tournament, elevating Pakistan’s squash reputation on the international stage.

In an electrifying showdown at the Houston Squash Club, US, Irfan demonstrated his prowess by defeating Gomez Dominguez of Mexico with a commendable score of 3-1.

Irfan’s victory not only earned him the prestigious title but also a significant prize purse of $9,000. This triumph marked a milestone in Irfan’s career as he clinched his maiden PSA title, making him the second Pakistani player to achieve such a feat outside of Pakistan in recent years.

Throughout the tournament, Irfan exhibited exceptional skill and determination, particularly evident in his spirited performance during the final match. Despite facing a formidable opponent in Dominguez, Irfan showcased remarkable energy and aggression, ultimately emerging victorious with set scores of 12-10, 11-4, 9-11, and 11-9 after an intense 60-minute battle.

In the semifinal clash against Ronald Palamino of Columbia, Irfan encountered a tough challenge. Despite dropping two sets, Irfan displayed resilience and fortitude, ultimately securing a hard-fought 3-2 victory. The intense match reflected the tenacity of both players, with Irfan clinching victory with set scores of 9-11, 11-9, 11-2, 4-11, and 11-4.

Irfan’s remarkable performance not only brought him individual glory but also showcased Pakistan’s strength in the world of squash, further solidifying its position as a powerhouse in the sport.

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