Fourth seed Nouran El Torky, who became the highest-ranked
player in the Women's JSW WSA Indian Circuit No1 after the
publication of the October WSA World Rankings, justified her
new status in the WSA Tour 5 squash event when she claimed
the trophy at the Jaipur Club in Jaipur.
The 21-year-old Egyptian world No64 reached the final - her third in
a row on the WSA Tour - after upsetting top-seeded Austrian
Her opponent in the final was No2 seed Cheyna Tucker, the
world No77 from South Africa who was celebrating her second final
appearance of the year - but looking for her maiden title.
Torky (pictured above in action with Tucker) took the opening
two games. "The third game saw El Torky looking to make it a quick
match, and she shot into the lead 5-1," reported Circuit Director
Liesl Goecker. "Tucker managed to claw back a few points but her
game lost focus as the pressure built.
"El Torky took the game 11-4 and, with a joyful scream, became the
champion of the first JSW Challenger tournament in Jaipur."
The young Egyptian (pictured below with men's champion
Harinder Pal Sandhu) was delighted with her 11-3, 11-8, 11-4
triumph - marking her second WSA Tour trophy in two weeks: "I saw
the trophy three days ago," explained El Torky. "I told one of my
friends: 'I need this one!'
was very worried at the beginning, telling myself just focus, don't
rush for front shots, just place basic first to get my game.
"I'd like to thank my mother and father and sisters, Heba and
Raneem. And thanks to the tournament organisers and sponsors."