Top seeded Azman bows out of World Junior squash

By PTI Published on Jul 21, 2018 05:46 PM IST

Chennai: Malaysia's Aifa Azman was the highest seed to bow out even as other fancied players booked their last eight spots in the WSF-World Junior Squash championship here on Friday.

Egypt's Farida Mohamed (13/16 seed) ousted 3/4 seed Azman 15-17 11-7 11-7 4-11 11-6 in a keenly contested women's singles match.

There was another upset as the talented Sneha Sivakumar of Singapore continued her good run to get the better of Egypt's Ingy Hammouda, the 9/12 seed.

Sneha bounced back after losing the first game to post a 7-11 11-6 13-11 7-11 11-9 win to reach the last eight.  Sneha had shocked England Elise Lazarus (5/8-seed) earlier.

The top two seeds- defending champion Rowan Reda Araby and Hania El Hammamy advanced with facile victories.

In the men's section, four Egyptians reached the quarterfinals.  However, the No-1 seed Marwan Tarek and No-2 Mostafa Asel won in contrasting styles.

While Tarek needed four games to beat George Crowne of Canada, Asal cruised past Yannick Wilhelmi of Switzerland.

Results:

Pre-quarterfinals: Men: Marwan Tarek (EGY, 1) bt George Crowne (CAN) 11-6 11-6 9-11 11-4

Mostafa Montaser (EGY, 5/8) bt Yehia Elnawasany (EGY, 9/12) 9-11 11-9 11-7 8-11 12-10

Nick Wall (ENG, 5/8) bt Matias Knudsen (COL, 9/12) 11-8 9-11 11-5 11-8

Omar El Torkey (EGY, 3/4) bt Julien Gosset (CAN, 13/16) 11-7 11-3 9-11 10-12 11-9.