week after reaching the first PSA World Tour final of his career,
Egyptian teenager Fares Mohamed Dessouki went one better by
picking up his first title at the NSA Open in South Africa.
unseeded 18-year-old made his breakthrough in the second round of the
inaugural PSA Challenger 5 squash event at the Pretoria
Country Club in Pretoria when he toppled top-seeded Welshman
Peter Creed in four games.
Victories over Englishman Thomas Ford and Zambian qualifier
Kelvin Ndhlovu took Dessouki through to the final, seven days after
making the climax of the Central Gauteng Open in Johannesburg.
opponent Raphael Kandra, the second seed from Germany, survived a
tough semi-final against Aqeel Rehman after fighting back from
two games down to beat the No5 seed from Austria.
Kandra, the world No75 from Essen, twice led in the final.
outsider Dessouki, despite being ranked more than 160 places lower, held
his nerve to take the match 5-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9 to record his
maiden Tour title.