YOUSSEFF AND MOMEN THRILL CAPE TOWN CROWD IN TIGHT CLASH

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Cape Town – Action moved to the glass court at the V&A Waterfront on day 3 of the Growthpoint SA Open and the players turned on the style for the capacity crowd.

Salma Youssef (EGY) edged compatriot Farah Momen (EGY) 3-2 in a match that captivated the vocal crowd. Yousef started off the stronger of the two with an easy 11-3 win in the first game but Momen showed she wasn’t going to be dispatched easily to take the second 11-9. Yousef then won the 3rd before Momen took game 4th with scores of 11-8 and 12-10 respectively. The final game went down to the wire, but after Momen was pushed all the way by Siyoli Waters (RSA) in the previous round, it was just not meant to be with Youssef taking the final game 11-9.

Earlier in the day Blessing Muhwati (ZIM) lost out to Tristan Eysele (RSA) 3-1. Muhwati started where he finished off in the round of 16 and won the first game 11-9. Eysele however once again showed his ability to bounce back from a first round defeat, and won the next three 11-7 11-9 and 11-5 to move into the semi-finals.

The other women’s quarter-final for the day was a far straighter affair with Menna Hamed (EGY) beating local favourite Alexa Pienaar (RSA) 11-3, 11-6, 11-6.

The crowd at the V&A Waterfront were keen to see top seed Lucas Serme (FRA) play and they were not left disappointed as he put on a clinic in top squash to beat Abdallah Elmasry (EGY) in straight games 11-5, 11-4, 11-2.

Day 4 of the event will see the remained quarter-finalists take the glass court for the first time in Thursday’s action and confirm who will be our 8 semi-finalists.

2019 Growthpoint SA Open – Results Day 3 (Wednesday, 7 August 2019)

(3) Menna Hamed (EGY) beat (8) Alexa Pienaar (RSA) 11-3, 11-6, 11-6

(1) Salma Youssef (EGY) beat (7) Farah Momen (7) 11-3, 9-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9

(4) Tristan Eysele (RSA) beat (6) Blessing Muhwati (ZIM) 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-5

(1) Lucas Serme (FRA) beat Abdallah Elmasry (EGY) 11-5, 11-4, 11-2

2019 Growthpoint SA Open – Quarter-Finals Fixtures (7 – 8 August 2019 | V&A Waterfront)

Men

8 August 2019

18:15 – (3) Ahmed Hosny (EGY) vs Hazem Helmy (EGY)

19:45 – (2) Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) vs (8) Khaled Labib (EGY)

Women

8 August 2019

17:30 – (4) Cindy Merlo (SUI) vs (5) Milnay Louw (RSA)

19:00 – (2) Anna Serme (CZE) vs (6) Marie Stephan (FRA)

Schedule: 2019 Growthpoint SA Open

  • 8 August (Quarter-Finals) 17:30 – 21:00 – V&A Waterfront
  • 9 August (Semi-Finals) 17:30 – 21:00 – V&A Waterfront
  • 10 August (Finals) 15:30 – 18:00 – V&A Waterfront

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