Jana and Tarek take the last event of the year
A tournament with plenty of upsets finished in Cairo with victory for women’s top seed Jana Shiha over Hana Moataz, a third CIB Tour final title in a row for Jana, and a confidence booster as she heads to Birmingham as top seed for the British Junior Open G19 event.
Fifth seeded Marwan Tarek, himself a former BJO – and World – B19 Champion, claimed a first senior PSA title as he beat second seed Yahya Elnawasany, second seed for the upcoming BJO, in a five game men’s final.
Order restored in the semis
Jana Shiha finally stopped Mena Walid run with a comfortable 3/0, and will meed Hana Moataz who will play her second final in two events. As for the men, Marwan Tarek confirms his good form and reaches the final, where he’ll face #2 Yahya Elnawasany.
Upsets continue in the quarters
Nice to see Marwan Tarek, World Junior Champion 2017, back in action this week, taking out top seed and highly experienced Ahmed Hosny he never played on PSA. #3 Khaled Labib had to fight hard to oust Andrew Shokry, 11/4 in the 5th.
And if it was comfortable for #2 Yahya Elnawasany against the only non Egyptian survivor Carlos Vargas 3/0, the battle of the unseeded went to the wire as Karim Elbarbary overcame Abdallah Elmasry 12/10 in the 5th…
This tournament is revealing Mena Walid who has now reached the semis after defeating Nour Aboulmakarim. She now meets favourite Jana Shiha, who beat Kenzy Ayman 3/0. On the other side of the draw, Hana Moataz, just back from Pakistan where she reached the final, will face Salma Eltayeb.