Day 6 of the Keith Grainger Memorial UCT Squash Open

In the Women’s PSA Main draw Egyptian U17 no 1 player, Rowan Elaraby continued her good form in South Africa still not dropping a game in 2 tournaments when she beat the no 1 seed Sina Wall 3-0 in 23 min. Rowan again impressed with her speed to the front and collected and dispatched any loose balls putting her opponent under immense pressure by speeding the game up. All the top seeds in the bottom half of the draw proceeded into the semi-finals without dropping a game.

In the Men’s Main draw the talk of the evening was the upset of the tournament with no 6 seed JP Brits beating the no 1 seed Shehab Essam in 59 minutes. JP showed his intensity in the 1st game with his relentless speed and patience enduring long rallies to eventually secure a crucial 15-13 first game lead, he lost the second but came back firing in the 3rd winning 11-9 and kept this intensity into the 4th finishing off a great 3-1 win. Unseeded Egyptian Hesham Mohamed Aly beat the no 5 seed Mark Broekman in 3 entertaining games. Tomorrows men’s semi-finals promises to be an exciting evening with last weeks Assore Central Gauteng Open Finalists squaring up against each other again. The match last week went for 92 minutes of thrilling squash with Leandro Romiglio winning 20-18 in the 5th against  the no 2 seed from Austria Aqeel Rehman.

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