World Junior Squash Championships, India: Seeded Egyptian Finals

The WSF World Junior Individual Squash Championships finals in both men and women categories, for the fourth time since 2011 will be an all Egyptian affair.

The¬†men’s defending champion Marwan Tarek was the first to enter the final by defeating¬†a fellow countryman¬†Omar El Torkey.¬† The win was not an easy play as the No. 1 seed¬†had to be in the¬†court for over an hour and a half. After the match Tarek said, “this was the longest match I have played but I do not regret as it was the semi-final of the World Junior Championship.”

Tarek will now play the No.2 seed Mostafa Asal, which will be the first international match between the two.

World Junior Squash Championships, India: Quarter Finals Day

In the second semi-final, 17 year old Asal, won his fifth straight match in the championship when he ousted another Egyptian Mostafa El Serty

The women’s final will be played between No. 1¬†seeded¬†Rowan Reda Araby¬†and¬†No. 2¬†seed¬†Hania El Hammamy.¬†The unique and an¬†historical aspect of this final will be¬†that¬†in the 37-year history of the women’s championship,¬†this¬†would be the¬†first ever pair¬†to contest¬†consecutive¬†finals.

WJC 2018 – Semi Finals – Mostafa El Serty (Egy) vs Mostafa Asal (Egy)

Men’s Semi-finals:

  • Marwan Tarek¬†(Egy) bt¬†Omar El Torkey¬†(Egy) 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 2-11, 11-8 (92¬†minutes)
  • Mostafa Asal¬†(Egy) bt¬†Mostafa El Serty¬†(Egy) 11-3, 11-7, 11-7 (33¬†minutes)

Women’s Semi-finals:

  • Rowan Reda Araby¬†(Egy) bt¬†Jana Shiha¬†(Egy) 11-5, 13-11, 11-6 (31¬†minutes)
  • Hania El Hammamy¬†(Egy) bt¬†¬†Lucy Turmel¬†(Eng) 11-6, 8-11, 11-4, 11-4 (44¬†minutes)

The final matches start at 17:00 (Local Time) on 23rd June – Monday.

Men’s Final:
  • Marwan Tarek¬†(Egy) v¬†Mostafa Asal¬†(Egy)

Women’s Final:

  • Rowan Reda Araby¬†(Egy) v¬†Hania El Hammamy¬†(Egy)

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