Mon 4th, Day THREE,
was a good day for England on quarter-finals
day in Sheffield, although it was an even
better one for Egypt, as expected.
Abbeydale the action started with
Round Three of the G15 event (all eight
seeds winning through), and all sixteen
quarter-finals on the Glass Court.
The semis of the G19 will feature three
Egyptians as defending champion Nouran Gohar
was joinred by Nadine Shahin and Mayar Hany,
Hany taking out 3/4 seed Tinne Gilis in
straight games. Georgina Kennedy kept home
hopes alive as the second seed saw a
two-game lead slip away before closing out
her win over an equally-determined character
will feature in both B19 semifinals as top
seed Youseff Soliman and 3/4 Saadeldin
Abouaish both won in straight games. Soliman
will face England's Kyle Finch who produced
a second successive upset to beat
fellow-Englishman Patrick Rooney in four
games. Malaysian second seed Eain Yow Ng
needed five games for the second day in a
row as he edged past Karim Desouky, letting
a 10-5 lead in the decider slip before
taking it 12-10.
the G15 USA's Marina Stefanoni saw off a
typically-fierce challenge from Farida
Mohamed (Habiba's sister) in four games, to
set up a meeting wirh top seed Jana Shiha.
while second seeded Malaysian Aifa Azman
will meet Egypt's Nouran Yousef.
Egyptian winner of the B15 event is
guaranteed, but all four matches were hotly
contested. Top seed Mostafa Asal came from a
game down to win while second seeded Omar El
Torkey saw a two game lead disappear before
ending the challenge of Czech Viktor Byrtus.
Both 3/4 seeds were beaten, Aly Eltokhy
edging past compatriot Mohamed El Shamy in
five - despite going 0-8 down in the open
ing game -while Moustafa Elserty beat
Malaysia's Muhd Hafiz Zhafri.
Hallamshire the boys’ U17 event served
up a pair of upsets as 9/16 seed Mostafa
Montaser beat 3/4 seed Victor Crouin
(France) 3-1 and 5/8 seed Ziad Sakr
outlasted 3/4 seed Michael Mehl (Canada)
3-2. Montaser and Sakr join fellow Egyptians
Youssef Ibrahim and Marwan Tarek to
guarantee an Egyptian winner in the boys
Egypt are guaranteed a girls U17 title too
as Hania Elhammamy, Hana Ayoub, Rowan Reda
and Amina Yousry won through to contest the
semi finals places.
It was better news for the hosts in the U13
events as they saw two semi finalists book
In the boys’ U13, Sam Todd justified his top
seeding to ease through to the semi finals.
It wasn’t plain sailing for the rest though
as Kareem El Torkey upset the 3/4 seed
Youssef Ezzo in an all Egyptian quarter
final clash. Elsewhere, India’s Neel Joshi
continued his giant killing run to book a
semi final place. Having beaten the number 2
seed earlier in the week he defeated 5/8
seed Oliver Green to set up a semi final
with Malaysian 3/4 seed Muhammad Azhar.
In the girl’s draw, 9/16 seed Katie Maliff
continued to defy the odds, this time
defeating the 3/4 seed Lucie Stefanoni in
three to take her place in the semi finals.
She will be joined by the Egyptian trio of
Nour Aboulmakarim, Habiba Nader and Sana