RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Assore Central Gauteng Open,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Abouelghar Grabs Gauteng Glory
prevailed in the Assore Central Gauteng Open in South Africa when
he beat Fares Mohamed Dessouki in the all-Egyptian final of the
PSA World Tour Challenger 5 squash event in its second year at
the Parkview Squash Club in Johannesburg.
Team-mates in Egypt's title-winning 2012 World Junior Championship
squad in Qatar, the pair reached the final after similar score-lines -
but whilst Abouelghar was expected in the final, his compatriot was not.
Surprisingly perhaps, unseeded Dessouki reached the last four without
coming up against a seeded opponent - but then faced local hero
Clinton Leeuw, the No2 seed from Cape Town, in the semi-finals.
18-year-old from Cairo recovered from a crushing first game defeat to
beat Leeuw 2-11, 13-11, 11-3, 11-5 to reach the first Tour final of his
Meanwhile favourite Abouelghar claimed his place in the third PSA Tour
final of his career when he beat England's unseeded Thomas Ford
11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-8.
was the higher-ranked top seed who triumphed in the final, beating
Dessouki 11-6, 11-4, 12-10 to claim the third PSA World Tour title of