Egypt Claim Record Fourth Successive World Junior Title In Poland
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Claim Record Fourth Successive World Junior Title In Poland
just 45 minutes for Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed and Nour El
Sherbini to win the first two matches in the final of the WSF Women's
World Junior Team Championship to take Egypt into the record
books after winning the World Squash Federation title for an historic
fourth successive time.
against second seeds USA - a repeat of the previous final two years
ago in the USA - brought to a climax 12 days of action at the 20-court
Hasta La Vista Club in Wroclaw, which featured more than 160
players from a record 37 nations competing in the first ever staging of the
Men's & Women's World Junior Individual Championships and the
Women's World Junior Team Championship in Poland.
Mohamed, a 14-year-old from Alexandria, put Egypt ahead after defeating
Reeham Sedky 11-4, 11-2, 11-5 in a 26-minute battle between the team's
perhaps fitting that squad number one Nour El Sherbini should then
despatch Sabrina Sobhy in her quickest recorded match in 11
successive wins at the Hasta La Vista Club - beating her US counterpart
11-5, 11-6, 11-3 in just 19 minutes to clinch the historic title for her
only six days earlier that El Sherbini, the 17-year-old world No11 from
Alexandria, made history for herself in Wroclaw by becoming the first ever
player to win a world junior individual title for a third time.
never ever seen a team like this one," said Egypt coach Cherine Adel.
"Each and every player here deserves praise and great respect for their
success represented a clean sweep of world junior titles for Egypt in
Poland, where Cairo's 17-year-old Karim Ayman Elhammamy also won the
Men's World Junior Championship trophy.
bronze medal play-off, fourth seeds Hong Kong China upset former
champions England, the No3 seeds, 2/0 after Ho Tze-Lok and
Ho Ka Po prevailed in five-game clashes against Lily Taylor and
Victoria Temple Murray, respectively.
also an upset in the play-off for fifth place when seventh seeds Canada
beat fifth seeds Malaysia 2/0 to record their best finish since 2009.
most dramatic tie saw India win seventh place after claiming a narrow
2/1 victory over New Zealand, second string Lakshya Ragavendran
clinching the win after twice coming from behind to overcome Kiwi Rebecca
Barnett 9-11, 16-14, 10-12, 12-10, 11-9 in the decider.
their third appearance in the championship, Japan exceeded their
seeding by upsetting tenth seeds France 2/1 in the play-off for ninth
place to record their best ever finish.
recorded the highest finish of the three nations competing in the event for
the first time - taking tenth place after losing 2/1 to ninth seeds
championship debutants Czech Republic and hosts Poland
finished in 13th and 16th places, respectively.
Final(all ties played in team order 3, 1, 2):
 EGYPT bt  USA 2/0 Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed bt Reeham Sedky 11-4, 11-2,
11-5 (26m) Nour El Sherbini bt Sabrina Sobhy 11-5, 11-6, 11-3 (19m) Mariam Ibrahim Metwally v Olivia Fiechter (match withdrawn)
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  ENGLAND 2/0 Ho Tze-Lok bt Lily Taylor 7-11, 11-4, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9 Ho Ka Po bt Victoria Temple Murray 9-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-5,
11-5 Pansy Chan v Lucy Beecroft (match withdrawn)
 CANADA bt  MALAYSIA 2/0 Chloe Chemtob bt Sivasangari Subramaniam 11-7, 11-7, 11-3 Hollie Naughton bt Vanessa Raj 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-6 Alyssa Mehta v Rachel Arnold (match withdrawn)
 INDIA bt  NEW ZEALAND 2/1 Sachika Ingale lost to Abbie Palmer 11-4, 11-1, 5-11, 9-11,
3-11 Harshit Kaur Jawanda bt Eleanor Epke 11-6, 11-5, 4-11, 11-8 Lakshya Ragavendran bt Rebecca Barnett 9-11, 16-14, 10-12,
 JAPAN bt  FRANCE 2/1 Momoka Nakahira lost to Laura Gamblin 4-11, 5-11, 8-11 Risa Sugimoto bt Lea van der Zwalmen 4-11, 11-9, 14-12, 11-9 Satomi Watanabe bt Oceane Wadoux 10-12, 11-4, 13-11, 11-9
 AUSTRALIA bt  COLOMBIA 2/1 Nicole Stoneham bt Natalia Londono 11-9, 11-5, 11-6 Jessica Turnbull lost to Laura Tovar Perez 7-11, 8-11, 2-11 Natalie Newton bt Laura Casallas 11-7, 11-5, 11-7
[13/16] CZECH REPUBLIC bt [13/16] SOUTH AFRICA 2/1 Barbora Krejcova bt Makgosi Peloakgosi 11-4, 11-7, 3-11, 11-8 Karolina Holinkova lost to Megan Page 6-11, 12-14, 7-11 Kristyna Alexova bt Kacey-Leigh Dodd 12-10, 11-4, 11-9
Seeds Egypt & USA In Repeat
World Junior Final In Poland
and USA will contest the final of the WSF Women's World Junior
Team Championship for the second time in a row after the top two seeds
survived contrasting semi-finals in the biennial World Squash Federation
event at the Hasta La Vista Club in the historic city of Wroclaw
Egypt, the defending champions going for a record fourth successive title,
brushed aside Hong Kong China 2/0 to claim the first place in the
climax - earning their seventh final appearance since 1999.
newly-crowned world individual champion Nour El Sherbini put Egypt
into the lead by beating Pansy Chan 11-5, 11-5, 11-1, before
Mariam Ibrahim Metwally clinched their place in the final with an 11-5,
11-4, 9-11, 12-10 win over Hong Kong's Ho Tze-Lok.
semi-final between USA and third seeds England went the full
distance: An upset looked on the cards in the opening match when Victoria
Temple Murray took a two game lead over US number one Sabrina Sobhy.
But 16-year-old New Yorker Sobhy regained control of the match in the third
and went on to win 6-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-4 to put the second seeds
champions England, appearing in the semi-finals for the first time since
2005, drew level when second string Nada Elkalaawy defeated Olivia
Fiechter in four games.
left to Reeham Sedky to steady the ship for USA when the 16-year-old
beat England's Lily Taylor, also 16, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 to put the
second seeds into the final for the second time in a row.
lower place play-offs, Canada upset sixth seeds India 2/1 to
earn a place in the play-off for fifth place - while 11th seeds Japan
pulled off a mighty upset over former champions Australia to win a
place in the ninth place play-off, the outcome of which will ensure their
best ever finish.
 EGYPT v  USA
 ENGLAND v  HONG KONG CHINA
 MALAYSIA v  CANADA
 INDIA v  NEW ZEALAND
 JAPAN v  FRANCE
 AUSTRALIA v  COLOMBIA
[13/16] CZECH REPUBLIC v [13/16] SOUTH AFRICA
[13/16] GERMANY v [13/16] POLAND
Semi-finals(all ties played in team order 1, 2, 3):
 EGYPT bt  HONG KONG CHINA 2/0 Nour El Sherbini bt Pansy Chan 11-5, 11-5, 11-1 Mariam Ibrahim Metwally bt Ho Tze-Lok 11-5, 11-4, 9-11, 12-10 Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed v Choi Uen Shan(match
 USA bt
 ENGLAND 2/1 Sabrina Sobhy bt Victoria Temple Murray 6-11, 7-11, 11-4,
11-8, 11-4 (46m) Olivia Fiechter lost to Nada Elkalaawy 8-11, 12-10, 7-11, 6-11
(38m) Reeham Sedky bt Lily Taylor 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (34m)
5th - 8th
 CANADA bt  INDIA 2/1 Hollie Naughton lost to Harshit Kaur Jawanda 4-11, 11-13,
10-12 Alyssa Mehta bt Lakshya Ragavendran 6-11, 11-8, 11-4, 12-10 Chloe Chemtob bt Sachika Ingale 11-2, 11-6, 7-11, 9-11, 12-10
MALAYSIA bt  NEW ZEALAND 2/0 Vanessa Raj bt Eleanor Epke 11-1, 13-15, 11-5, 11-9 Rachel Arnold bt Rebecca Barnett 11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-3 Sivasangari Subramaniam v Abbie Palmer
9th - 12th
 JAPAN bt  AUSTRALIA 2/1 Risa Sugimoto bt Jessica Turnbull 11-8, 11-1, 11-5 Satomi Watanabe bt Natalie Newton 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 Ayaka Shiraishi lost to Nicole Stoneham 4-11, 1-11
FRANCE bt  COLOMBIA 2/0 Lea van der Zwalmen bt Laura Tovar Perez 7-11, 11-6, 11-9,
8-11, 11-7 Oceane Wadoux bt Laura Casallas 11-3, 11-7, 11-7 Laura Gamblin v Natalia Londono
SOUTH AFRICA bt [13/16] POLAND 3/0 Megan Page bt Natalia Ryfa 15-13, 11-2, 11-5 Makgosi Peloakgosi bt Klaudia Borek 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 Bianca Brown bt Julia Chudzicka 11-2, 11-1
Back In World Top Four In Poland
failing to make the top four since 2005, England are back in the
semi-finals of the WSF Women's World Junior Team Championship after
securing a 2/0 win over Malaysia in the quarter-finals of the
biennial World Squash Federation event at the Hasta La Vista Club
in the historic city of Wroclaw in Poland.
number one Victoria Temple Murray put the third seeds into the lead
with an 11-6, 11-3, 11-2 win over 17-year-old Malaysian Vanessa Raj
before Lily Taylor sealed victory after beating Celine Yeap
12-10, 6-11, 11-5, 11-5.
will now face USA for a place in the final for the first time since
winning the title for a fifth time in 2001.
seeds USA, bidding to reach the final for the second time in a row, defeated
New Zealand, the No8 seeds, 3/0.
semi will see favourites Egypt line up against fourth seeds Hong
Kong China. Egypt, bidding to become the first nation to win the trophy
four times in a row, despatched Canada 3/0 while Hong Kong overcame
India by the same margin.
 EGYPT v  HONG KONG CHINA
 USA v  ENGLAND
5th - 8th
 INDIA v  CANADA
 MALAYSIA v  NEW ZEALAND
9th - 12th
 AUSTRALIA v  JAPAN
 FRANCE v  COLOMBIA
16th place play-offs:
[13/16] CZECH REPUBLIC v [13/16] GERMANY
[13/16] POLAND v [13/16] SOUTH AFRICA
 EGYPT bt  CANADA 3/0 Nour El Sherbini bt Alyssa Mehta 11-6, 11-2, 11-8 Nouran Ahmed Gohar bt Sophie Mehta 11-9, 11-3, 11-5 Mariam Ibrahim Metwally bt Chloe Chemtob 11-9, 11-6
KONG CHINA bt  INDIA 3/0 Ho Ka Po bt Harshit Kaur Jawanda 11-6, 11-3, 11-6 Choi Uen Shan bt Urwashi Joshi 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 Ho Tze-Lok bt Lakshya Ragavendran w/o
ENGLAND bt  MALAYSIA 2/0 Victoria Temple Murray bt Vanessa Raj 11-6, 11-3, 11-2 Lily Taylor bt Celine Yeap 12-10, 6-11, 11-5, 11-5
COLOMBIA bt [13/16] SOUTH AFRICA 2/1 Laura Tovar Perez bt Megan Page 14-12, 11-7, 11-3 Natalia Londono lost to Makgosi Peloakgosi 10-12, 13-11, 6-11,
11-8, 5-11 Laura Casallas bt Kacey-Leigh Dodd 11-6, 11-13, 14-12, 11-5
FRANCE bt [13/16] POLAND 3/0 Lea van der Zwalmen bt Natalia Ryfa 11-6, 11-7, 12-10 Laura Gamblin bt Aleksandra Surdziel 11-0, 11-0, 11-0 Oceane Wadoux bt Klaudia Borek 11-1, 11-3
Seeds Make World Team
Quarter-Finals In Poland
eight seeds will contest the quarter-finals of the WSF Women's World
Junior Team Championship in Poland after predicted results in the
final qualifying round of the biennial World Squash Federation event
at the Hasta La Vista Club in the historic city of Wroclaw.
made sure of an improvement on their ninth place finish in the previous
championship in the USA in 2011 when they beat No10 seeds France in
the final tie in Pool B.
Hollie Naughton put the seventh seeds ahead with an 11-7, 11-5, 6-11,
11-7 win over Lea van der Zwalmen, it was a courageous performance by
17-year-old Alyssa Mehta that saw the second string recover from 2/0
down to defeat French opponent Oceane Wadoux 7-11, 4-11, 14-12, 11-5,
11-4 to put the result beyond France's reach.
finished in second place in the pool, behind second seeds USA, 3/0
winners over Czech Republic.
the favourites going for a record fourth title in a row, disappointed the
local crowd with a 3/0 win over hosts Poland to top Pool A.
trans-Tasman showdown saw eighth seeds New Zealand edge out ninth
seeds Australia 2/1 to take second place in the Pool - Kiwis
Rebecca Barnett and Abbie Palmer clinching straight games wins
after Jessica Turnbull put Australia ahead when she survived a close
five-game marathon over 15-year-old Eleanor Epke.
 EGYPT v  CANADA
 HONG KONG CHINA v  INDIA
 ENGLAND v  MALAYSIA
 USA v  NEW ZEALAND
9th - 16th
 AUSTRALIA v [13/16] CZECH REPUBLIC
[13/16] GERMANY v  JAPAN
[13/16] SOUTH AFRICA v  COLOMBIA
 FRANCE v [13/16] POLAND
qualifying round - Pool A(all ties played in team order 1, 2, 3):
 EGYPT bt [13/16] POLAND 3/0 Nour El Sherbini bt Natalia Ryfa 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 Mariam Ibrahim Metwally bt Klaudia Borek 11-4, 11-2, 11-4 Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed bt Julia Chudzicka 11-1, 11-5,
ZEALAND bt  AUSTRALIA 2/1 Eleanor Epke lost to Jessica Turnbull 11-5, 10-12, 10-12,
12-10, 4-11 Rebecca Barnett bt Grace McErvale 11-3, 11-1, 11-3 Abbie Palmer bt Natalie Newton 11-3, 11-8, 11-7
positions: 1 Egypt, 2 New Zealand, 3 Australia, 4 Poland
 USA bt [13/16] CZECH REPUBLIC 3/0 Olivia Fiechter bt Karolina Holinkova 11-2, 11-7, 11-2 Reeham Sedky bt Kristyna Alexova 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 Maria Elena Ubina bt Barbora Krejcova 11-4, 11-3, 11-5
bt  FRANCE 3/0 Hollie Naughton bt Lea van der Zwalmen 11-7, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7 Alyssa Mehta bt Oceane Wadoux 7-11, 4-11, 14-12, 11-5, 11-4 Chloe Chemtob bt Laura Gamblin 13-11, 11-6, 15-13
positions: 1 USA, 2 Canada, 3 France, 4 Czech Republic
 ENGLAND bt [13/16] SOUTH AFRICA 3/0 Victoria Temple Murray bt Megan Page 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 Lucy Beecroft bt Kacey-Leigh Dodd 11-2, 11-3, 11-2 Lily Taylor bt Bianca Brown 11-7, 11-5, 11-2
positions: 1 England, 2 India, 3 South Africa, 4 Japan
 HONG KONG CHINA bt [13/16] GERMANY 3/0 Ho Ka Po bt Saskia Beinhard 11-1, 11-2, 11-1 Pansy Chan bt Ramona Bauer 11-5, 11-1, 11-1 Choi Uen Shan bt Mareike Omlor 11-4, 11-4, 11-8
MALAYSIA bt  COLOMBIA 3/0 Vanessa Raj bt Laura Tovar Perez 13-15, 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 Celine Yeap bt Maria Paula Tovar 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 Sivasangari Subramaniam bt Natalia Londono 11-7, 11-4, 11-7
positions: 1 Hong Kong China, 2 Malaysia, 3 Germany, 4 Colombia
Africa & Germany Advance In Poland
and South Africa upset the seedings on the second day of qualifying
action in the WSF Women's World Junior Team Championship, the
biennial World Squash Federation event at the Hasta La Vista Club
in the historic city of Wroclaw in Poland.
led the way for South Africa in their Pool C tie against 11th seeds Japan.
The 17-year-old battled back from 2/1 down to overcome Momoka Nakahira
11-4, 4-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-4. After Satomi Watanabe levelled matters
for Japan, Makgosi Peloakgosi - also 17 - clinched a 2/1 victory for
the underdogs by beating Ayaka Shiraishi 11-1, 11-5, 11-9.
Africa now take on Pool favourites England in a bid to secure an
unexpected place in the quarter-finals. Former champions England recorded
their second successive 3/0 win with a comfortable victory over sixth seeds
It was in
Pool D that Germany upset Colombia, the 12th seeds. Second string
Nele Hatschek put Germany into the lead with an 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 win
over Laura Casallas - but Colombia immediately countered with a
straight games win by squad number one Laura Tovar Perez.
five-game decider saw Mareike Omlor edge out Natalia Londono
11-8, 11-4, 8-11, 4-11, 11-6 to boost Germany's chances of a place in the
qualifying round - Pool A(all ties played in team order 2, 1, 3):
 EGYPT bt  NEW ZEALAND 3/0 Nouran Ahmed Gohar bt Abbie Palmer 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 Mariam Ibrahim Metwally bt Rebecca Barnett 11-2, 11-7, 11-4 Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed bt Hayley Hughes 11-8, 11-2,
AUSTRALIA bt [13/16] POLAND 3/0 Natalie Newton bt Klaudia Borek 11-4, 11-3, 11-2 Grace McErvale bt Natalia Ryfa 11-3, 11-4, 11-2 Nicole Stoneham bt Aleksandra Surdziel 11-1, 11-5, 11-1
 USA bt  CANADA 3/0 Reeham Sedky bt Alyssa Mehta 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 Sabrina Sobhy bt Hollie Naughton 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7 Maria Elena Ubina bt Chloe Chemtob 11-7, 11-4, 11-3
FRANCE bt [13/16] CZECH REPUBLIC 3/0 Oceane Wadoux bt Kristyna Alexova 11-9, 14-12, 11-9 Lea van der Zwalmen bt Karolina Holinkova 11-7, 10-12, 11-2,
11-6 Laura Gamblin bt Barbora Krejcova 11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5
 ENGLAND bt  INDIA 3/0 Nada Elkalaawy bt Lakshya Ragavendran 11-4, 11-2, 11-2 Victoria Temple Murray bt Harshit Kaur Jawanda 13-11, 11-9,
11-9 Lucy Beecroft bt Sachika Ingale 11-9, 14-12, 13-11
SOUTH AFRICA bt  JAPAN 2/1 Kacey-Leigh Dodd bt Momoka Nakahira 11-4, 4-11, 11-13, 11-9,
11-4 Megan Page lost to Satomi Watanabe 2-11, 11-9, 6-11, 10-12 Makgosi Peloakgosi bt Ayaka Shiraishi 11-1, 11-5, 11-9
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  MALAYSIA 3/0 Ho Tze-Lok bt Rachel Arnold 7-11, 11-4, 4-11, 13-11, 11-3 Ho Ka Po bt Vanessa Raj 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 Choi Uen Shan bt Celine Yeap 11-7, 12-10, 11-3
GERMANY bt  COLOMBIA 2/1 Nele Hatschek bt Laura Casallas 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 Saskia Beinhard lost to Laura Tovar Perez 1-11, 4-11, 10-12 Mareike Omlor bt Natalia Londono 11-8, 11-4, 8-11, 4-11, 11-6
Sherbini Leads Egypt To Early
World Teams Success
Less than 24 hours after making history by becoming the first player to win
the world junior individual squash title for a third time, 17-year-old
Nour El Sherbini was back on the courts at the Hasta La Vista Club
in Poland's historic city of Wroclaw to lead defending
champions Egypt to victory on the opening day of Pool action in the
WSF Women's World Junior Team Championship.
The event favourites beat former champions Australia 3/0 in the
opening tie in Pool A, before No8 seeds New Zealand recorded the same
scoreline over hosts Poland in the pool in preparation for the
Egypt/New Zealand clash in round two.
Second seeds USA, due to meet Egypt in Saturday's final, also cruised
to a 3/0 win, beating France without dropping a game.
RESULTS: WSF World Junior Team Championship, Wroclaw, Poland
1st qualifying round - Pool A(all ties played in team order 3, 1, 2):
 EGYPT bt  AUSTRALIA 3/0 Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed bt Nicole Stoneham 11-2, 11-3,
11-2 Nour El Sherbini bt Grace McErvale 11-2, 11-3, 11-3 Nouran Ahmed Gohar bt Natalie Newton 11-4, 11-1, 11-7