Weekend Roundup 24-Oct

It was a busy weekend around the squash world, here’s a roundup of who won what where …

Grasshopper Cup, Switzerland, M&W $107k Gold

[1] Nour El Sherbini (Egy) 3-2 [2] Hania El Hammamy (Egy)  9-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-3, 11-4 (76m)
[3] Mostafa Asal (Egy) 3-0 [7] Marwan ElShorbagy (Egy)    13-11, 11-2, 11-5 (39m)

Two all-Egyptian finals in Zurich with Nour El Sherbini twice coming from behind to deny Hania El Hammamy and Mostafa Asal claiming his first title of the season with a straight games win over Marwan ElShorbagy.

Life Time Chicago Open, M $30k W $12k Challengers

[1] Victor Crouin (Fra) 3-1 [3] Ramit Tandon (Ind)   7-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-0 (48m)
[2] Hana Moataz (Egy) 3-1 [4] Kenzy Ayman (Egy)   11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9 (42m)

Top seeded Frenchman Victor Crouin continues his successful season as he comes from a game down to claim his third title of the season, while Hana Moataz wins an all-Egyptian women’s final to collect her fourth career title.

CAS International Islamabad, M 30k W12k Challengers

[1] Moustafa El Sirty (Egy) 3-1 [2] Mohamed ElSherbini (Egy) 4-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 (49m)
[3] Fayrouz Aboelkheir (Egy) 3-2  [4] Malak Khagafy (Egy) 11-6, 10-12, 11-4, 6-11, 12-10 (37m)

Two all-Egyptian finals in Islamabad as Moustafa El Sirty retains the CAS title for a 13th career title, while 16 year old Fayrouz Aboelkheir claimed her third title in a thrilling women’s match.

Jansher Khan Canberra Open, M $20k Challenger

[1] Adrian Waller (Eng) 3-0 Ryunosuke Tsukue (Jpn) 12-10, 11-8, 11-5 (47m)

Top seeded Englishman Adrian Waller ends the run of unseeded Ryunosukue Tsukue, going through the tournament without dropping a game.

Randburg Open, Johannesburg, M & W $6k Challengers

[3] Dewald van Niekirk (Rsa) 3-1 [2] Toufik Mekhalfi (Fra)  11-7, 5-11, 11-4, 11-8
[7] Cheyna Wood (Rsa) 3-0  [1] Elisa Romba (Fra)  11-8, 11-7, 15-13

Two France v South Africa finals in Jo’burg, as Cheyna Wood wins a second title in a row and Dewald van Niekirk makes it four titles in four events !