CSO: Egyptians continue dominance as semi-final beckons

CSO: Egyptians continue dominance as semi-final beckons

Players from Egypt have continued their dominance at this year’s Chamberlain Squash Open at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun stadium, Lagos.

As many as six have booked their places in the last four, following impressive performances in their quarter final matches on Thursday.

In the men’s category, it was a clean sweep as four Egyptians will compete for the available two places in the final. Mohammed Reda started the day in brilliant fashion, seeing off compatriot, Abdel Omar Meguid 3-2 in a fascinating encounter.

Youssef Soliman followed that up with  a convincing 3-1 thrashing of fans favorite, Sebastian Bonmalais of France before Karim Ali Fathi easily dispatched countryman, Karim El Hammamy in straight sets.

In the men’s final game the day, involving yet another Egyptian duo,  top ranked Zahed Mohamed saw off the challenge of  Mazen Gamal, 11-7, 11-6, 11-3 to complete the men’s semifinal places.

In the women’s category, Salma Youssef defeated Taba Tanghavi Rafsanjani of Iran three sets to one, while another Egyptian, Menna Hammed thrashed Swiss number one,  Cindy Merlo , 3-0.

However, in the other women’s last eight games, the duo of Millie Tomlinson and Enora Villard ensured it wasn’t another all-Egyptian affair in the semifinal.

Tomlinson of England defeated Egypt’s Nadeen Kotb 3-0, while France’s Villard was pushed further by Farah Mowen,  coming from a set down to beat Mowen 3-1, 11-9, 6-11, 7-11.

Full Quarterfinal Results Men’s Category:

Mohammed Reda (EGY) bt. Abdel Omar Meguid (EGY); 13-11, 6-11, 1-11, 11-8, 7-11

Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt. Sebastian Bonmalais (FRA); 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4

Karim Ali Fathy (EGY) bt. Karim El Hammamy (EGY); 11-8, 11-5, 11-7

Zahed Mohammed (EGY) bt. Mazen Gamal (EGY) 11-7, 11-6, 11-3

Women’s Category:

Enora Villard (FRA) bt. Farah Momen (EGY);11-9, 6-11, 5-11, 7-11

Salma Youssef (EGY) bt. Taba Tanghavi Rafsanjani (IRN);11-4, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6

Menna Hammed (EGY) bt. Cindy Merlo (SWZ);11-4, 11-8, 11-3

Briton Millie Tomlinson (ENG) Nadeen Kotb (EGY); 11-7, 12-10, 11-9

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