The first edition of Intra-NUST Squash Tournament took place
in October 2014 at the newly built squash courts. Despite squash being a less
popular sport and physically demanding, the students participated with
enthusiasm and put in a huge effort.
A team of 3 members
from each school of NUST were eligible to participate in the competition. Inadvertently,
SMME also took part in the competition and a team comprising of Mir Manzar
Elahi, Talha Dar and Hamza were tasked with representing the school. The team put
in a commanding performance in their first match against NBS; a side much more
experienced than themselves. They won the match without much difficulty and
progressed to the next round. The second match was played a day later against
SEECS. SMME started the match on the front foot but they just couldn’t cope
with the energetic nature of the sport and some individual errors led to an early
defeat which could be labeled unlucky.
The competition was the first of its kind in NUST and the squash
courts were just completed thus the team did not have sufficient time to
prepare for it. However the results are encouraging given that all three
members had to compete against relatively experienced players. The performance
against NBS proves that the team has got the character to compete and produce
better results for the future and we can hope and expect the best from them.